She and her husband are both Veterans so helping the local Veteran population is also a passion. In November of 2015 Dr. Costa received specialized training in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) from the Veterans Administration. CPT is a proven treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Spence Russell, Psychology Practicum Student
Introducing Douglas (Spence) Russell. Mr. Russell is a PhD Candidate with Walden University, has completed his coursework and is beginning his practicum and internships here at Costa Clinical Psychology, LLC. His dissertation research has been devoted to children on the Autism Spectrum. He will be supervised directly by Dr. Teresa I. Costa and is ready to start working with all adults and adolescents, (eventually young children), couples and the elderly. Dr. Costa sits in on the intake and then monitors progress via written clinical notes and case discussion. Mr. Russell has a varied history bringing a great deal of life experience to his practice including being a professor of chemistry for nursing students, US National Guard and Air Force Civil Air Patrol, deputy sheriff, civilian pilot, and father of his large family. In addition he is an Ordained Christian Minister and can incorporate your faith into your healing journey if you wish. Mr. Russell will be with us for several years as he earns his 3000 hours required for licensure.