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Russ Sabella, Ph.D.
Russ Sabella, Ph.D.

Professor - Counseling
Phone: (239) 590-7782
Office: Merwin Hall - 284

Dr. Russell A. Sabella is currently a Professor of Counseling in the College of Education, Florida Gulf Coast University and President of Sabella & Associates. His concentration of research, training, consultation and publication includes:

  • individual and group counseling
  • counseling technology & tech-literacy
  • comprehensive school counseling programs
  • peer helper programs and training
  • sexual harassment risk reduction
  • solution focused brief counseling/consultation
  • solution focused leadership and organizational development

Russ is author of numerous articles published in journals, magazines, and newsletters. He is co-author of two books entitled Confronting Sexual Harassment: Learning Activities for Teens (Educational Media; 1995) and Counseling in the 21st Century: Using Technology to Improve Practice (American Counseling Association; 2004). He is also author of the popular A Friendly and Practical Guide to the World Wide Web (2nd edition; Educational Media; 2003), A Practical Guide to Keeping Kids Out of High-Tech Trouble (2008, Educational Media Corporation) and well-known for his Technology Boot Camp for Counselor workshops conducted throughout the country. Dr. Sabella is past President (2003-2004) of the of the American School Counselor Association.

Russ has trained and consulted with thousands of school counselors, educators, parents, and organizational leaders throughout the country. You can access and review his comprehensive vita online at

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