Kristen Russell, LCSW, MSW Kristen Russell, LCSW, MSW

Kristen Russell, LCSW, MSW

Child Development and Behavioral Health Specialist, Clinical Social Worker

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Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. More information will become available on PlanForDuke.com.

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Contact
919-681-3488 Office number
919-681-9270
Fax number
919-681-3488 Office
919-681-9270 Fax number
Insurance

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. More information will become available on PlanForDuke.com.

Click to see a list of accepted insurance plansHide accepted insurance plans

Contact
919-681-3488 Office
919-681-9270 Fax number
WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
Profile
ABOUT ME

With a background in emergency medicine, I naturally gravitated toward medical social work after graduate school. I landed in outpatient pediatrics at Duke, not really knowing that I wanted to work with children. I quickly learned that I love working with children and families. The work inspires me, and I enjoy learning from my patients. This has never been more true than over the past two plus years, when I began working with transgender and gender diverse youth. I feel a sense of privilege to be in the position I am in, and I greatly respect the responsibility I carry to provide excellent care and support to my patients and their families. I'm a big fan of outdoor activities, fitness and health. As a hobby I enjoy woodwork, pyrography, and leather craft projects.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
Training
EDUCATION
BA, Biology, George Mason University (Virginia), 1997
Emergency Medicine-Nationally Registered EMT-Paramedic, George Washington University (Washington, DC), 2000
Masters of Social Work, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2010
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My current research interests include the exploring the relationship of eating disorders and body image in the mental health of transgender youth; examining mindful self compassion as an intervention for anxiety, depression and body image issues in youth; exploring the role of parent support in transitioning transgender youth.

Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.