I am Dr. Seneca Russell-Rodriguez. I am an assistant professor at Campbellsville University. I currently teach in the School Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Psychology department.

I opened Heart and Soul Counseling, LLC, a private therapy practice in 2018. My office is located at 107 N. Central Ave., Suite C, in the historic Lindsey building in downtown Campbellsville. Heart and Soul Counseling has an additional location in Stanford, KY. We provide in-person and teletherapy services at all locations.

I earned my master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Alcohol and Drug Counseling. My doctorate was completed in Clinical Psychology.

I have been working in the mental health field for over 13 years, and I’m an independent Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Clinical Drug and Alcohol Counselor. I have worked in a variety of settings, including outpatient, inpatient, residential, mobile crisis, intensive outpatient, substance abuse facilities, schools, community mental health centers, and private practice.

I have extensive training in therapies for individuals, families, adolescents, children, and couples dealing with anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, and other areas of therapy. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) for the treatment of trauma amongst other areas.

Heart and Soul Counseling, LLC is focused on helping couples, families, individuals, adolescents--anyone who is ready to make a change in their life. My office is a safe, confidential, judgment-free environment that emphasizes the therapist-client relationship. Talking in itself can be therapeutic, and having a therapist in the room can be beneficial for communication.

My therapy approach is a blend of several therapeutic approaches: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Experiential Therapy, and the Enneagram (personality assessment, Enneagram Institute. My therapeutic style is not limited to these approaches, but they have been found helpful in working with individuals, couples, and families.

Notable work by Dr.Seneca Russell-Rodriguez

Identification and Assessment of Depression in Adolescents

This theoretical study reviewed 170 empirical studies on adolescent mental health to understand how adolescents were identified as having depression and how the validity of those assessments was determined. Four themes were extracted from this literature review for analysis: depression; depression and anxiety; depression, anxiety, and eating disorders; and assessment of depression. The data analysis revealed that adolescent depression is not being identified because, too often, mental health professionals and frontline social workers are underutilizing assessment tools available to them, lack the skills to assess depression, or both. Additionally, the data analysis showed that some depression assessments, such as the brief questionnaires, do not capture certain nuances of depression; however, those assessments are still able to identify depression if provided to adolescents. The findings indicated that providing adolescents the opportunity to take a depression assessment could decrease the rate of unidentified depression among adolescents and could decrease the rate of future implications of undiagnosed depression in today’s and future populations.