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Sierra Tucson – Ranked #1 in Newsweek’s list of Best Addiction Treatment Centers in Arizona for 2020!

Kristen Russell MSC, LAC

Primary Therapist

With a specialty in helping women recover from prenatal and postpartum mood and anxiety concerns, Kristen Russell, MSC, LAC, works with Sierra Tucson residents and outpatient clients to assist in their recovery journey. Previously serving as a Residential Therapist in the Mood Program at Sierra Tucson, she now serves as a Primary Therapist in the Chrysalis Program. In addition, she works in the virtual IOP Maternal Mental Health Program helping individuals restore their positive sense of self and helping them regain their personal strength and resilience.

Passionate about helping individuals heal and move forward from depression and anxiety, Kristen was previously a therapist at CODAC’s Serafina Women’s Program where she worked with mothers struggling with postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, or substance abuse. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina and Master’s Degree from the University of Phoenix.

She is grateful for the privilege of helping women who are struggling with depression rediscover their worth and enjoys being a part of their healing journey. When she’s not at work she enjoys playing the flute, cooking, reading, and being with family.

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The time spent at Sierra Tucson was the true beginning of my journey. Not only did I overcome my addictions, but I began to focus on the root causes that created my compulsions. I understand myself so much better now.

– Anonymous Client
We work with
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
Marks of Quality Care
These accreditations are an official recognition of our dedication to providing treatment that exceeds the standards and best practices of quality care.
  • Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA)
  • GeneSight
  • National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)
  • National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS)
  • Neurostar
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval