Leo Russell of Adapt-Wa
Leo Russell of Adapt-Wa today on Hempresent with Vivian McPeak only on Cannabis Radio. Leo Russell serves as the Executive Director of Decriminalize the Nature Washington & Entheo Society of Washington. Leo is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 18 years of experience. She has a passion for exploring new treatment modalities through entheogens with a focus on mental health and chemical dependency. Her early career started as a provider of cultural-based counseling in the Native American community with the United Indians of All Tribes. Then she spent 11 years as a State Social Worker for the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services serving the Martin Luther King Office, Indian Child Welfare Unit, and Family Treat Court.
She is working towards her licensure as a CPDT (Chemical Dependency Professional) and provides therapy services to clients facing civil commitment due to their mental health and problematic chemical dependency issues. Ms. Russell also volunteers with the Seattle Indian Health Board in their Chemical Dependency Department and is currently interning with the Organization for Prostitution Survivors, running a chemical dependency group focused on the intersection of feminism and addiction recovery. She spent part of her childhood in India, has lived and worked abroad. She enjoys traveling whenever possible and spending time with friends and family. She has been a foster parent, in addition to raising one biological son.