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Laura Russell

Laura Russell, American psychotherapist. Certified counselor. Member American Association Marriage and Family Therapy, American Association Counseling and Development, California Association Marriage and Family Therapists, California State Psychological Association, Los Angeles County Psychological Association.

Background

  • Russell, Laura was born on August 22, 1945 in Louisville. Daughter of Leonard and Esther Bernice (Baker) Potash.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Louisville, 1967. Master of Education, University Louisville, 1969. Master of Arts, International College/UWW, Santa Monica, California, 1982.

      Doctor of Philosophy, International College/UWW, Santa Monica, California, 1985.

    Career

    • Special education teacher II St. Louis State School & Hospital, 1969-1970. Special education teacher Granite City (Illinois) Public Schools, 1970-1971, Los Angeles County Superintendent Schools, 1971-1973. Intake counselor Behavioral Health Services, Redondo Beach, California, 1975-1976.

      Drug counselor II University of California at Los Angeles Methadone Clinic, 1976. Personnel officer National Black Veterans Organization, Los Angeles, 1976-1977. Substitute special education teacher Los Angeles County Superintendent, 1977.

      Special education teacher Lynwood (California) Public Schools, 1977-1978, Manhattan Beach (California) City Schools, 1978-1982. Private practice Gentle Support Counseling Services, Torrance, California, since 1983. Special education teacher Canyon Verde School, Hermosa Beach, California, 1982.

      Career guidance teacher Centinela Valley Union HIgh School District, Lawndale, California, 1982. Consultant South Bay Rape Hotline, Torrance, California, 1985-1989. Psychological assistant Western Health Services, Harbor City, California, 1984-1985.

    Major achievements

    • Certified counselor.

    Works

    • Author: Gentle Support Trauma Workshop, 1990.

    Membership

    Member American Association Marriage and Family Therapy, American Association Counseling and Development, California Association Marriage and Family Therapists, California State Psychological Association, Los Angeles County Psychological Association.

    Personality

    Interests

    Aerobics, reading.

    Connections

    • Married Thomas Frances Cravens (divorced 1970). 1 child, Thomas Lancaster. Married David George Russell, May 18, 1974.

      1 child, George Aaron.
    • father: Leonard Potash
    • mother: Esther Bernice (Baker) Potash
    • spouses: Thomas Frances Cravens
    • David George Russell
    • children: Thomas Lancaster Russell
    • George Aaron Russell
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    Born August 22, 1945
    (age 72)
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