The right help.
The right environment
Russell Hyken Russell Hyken, Ph.D.
Ed.S, M.A., LPC, NCC
Educational Diagnostician
Educational / Therapeutic-
Placement Specialist
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About Dr. Russell Hyken

Choosing the right psychotherapist is essential. Your student or young adult should feel comfortable with the therapist. Preadolescents, teenagers and college-age students all find Dr. Russell Hyken very approachable.

What sets Dr. Hyken and Educational Psychotherapy Services apart from other educational consultants is not only his demeanor, but also his integral knowledge of the many regional and national programs. His breadth of experience, which includes a tenure as a teacher in addition to work as a school administrator and psychotherapist, is also unique and valuable.

In addition to this experience, his own education informs his level of knowledge as he has taught and attended both private and public schools.

Dr. Hyken earned a Ph. D in Psychology from Capella University, an Educational Specialist degree from Webster University, a Masters of Arts in Counseling from Saint Louis University, teaching certification from Washington University and a B.A. in Communications and a B.S. in Marketing from Saint Louis University. After working more than 15 years as a teacher, school counselor, psychological examiner and school administrator, Dr. Hyken founded Educational and Psychotherapy Services, LLC. EPS specializes in educational evaluations, ADHD assessments, individual/family therapy and educational therapy.

Dr. Hyken remains passionate about helping parents during the tumultuous child-rearing years. He writes articles for various family magazines and is often seen on regional TV news programs discussing how to parents troubled teens.


“We didn’t know what to do or where to go for help as we struggled with our teenage daughter’s cycle of poor choices. She was heading down a long, bad road of self-destruction. Luckily, we were referred to Dr. Hyken. He provided so much support and helped our daughter and our entire family get the therapy we needed.”
-Parent, Missouri

“There are so many therapeutic and educational placement options. It’s such an overwhelming and frustrating process. Dr. Hyken streamlined everything for us. He matched our son’s personality and needs to the right programs, and our son has made great strides because of where he is now.”
-Parent, Illinois

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