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Welcome - I have two distinct areas of specialization:

First, treating issues of PTSD, anxiety, depression and life dissatisfaction from a Depth Pscyhotherapy perspective. Depth Psychotherapy draws equally from the Psychology of the Unconscious (Jungian theory), 30 years of treating the effects of Trauma, Cognitive Restructuring (CBT), Imagery work, Voice Dialogue, Neuropsychology and Insight Meditation (Buddhist Vipassana.)

Second, I assess and treat Adult ADHD (or "ADD") from my own experience of having it  and twenty years of treating it.  I am fluent in ADDspeak! and have hit most of the potholes out there (and bounced back out)!  My services include full diagnositic work-up, treatment or coaching for areas of difficulty, help with facilitating referrals for medication, interfacing with schools, employers, primary care doctors and family members.


My approach is collaborative, personal, grounded and humorous (hopefully).  I don't use a lot of jargon or sit silently.  I'm proactive and share what I believe works.  As a person, I must say that I am constantly in awe of the resiliency of the human spirit and find that most people, with a helping hand, can overcome almost anything.  This explains why I do what I do.

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Some recent client letters:

Ross,

I know you know you’re an amazing therapist. But you met an unhappy woman and then wound up helping me salvage a self that seemed long gone. You introduced me to me. That’s a HUGE accomplishment, and few therapists would have been able to see me through to that point.  I am so utterly grateful. I left without even saying “thank you.” So, thank you. Seems insufficient, somehow. You should set out a tip jar.  You are a one-of-a-kind, complicated, funny, smarty-pants person and I am already missing the parts of my sessions when you told me about you. Ross, I wish you profound happiness, peace and all the love (or like?) you can stand. V.

Another wrote:    

Hi Ross, I have been reflecting so much on our time together lately I thought I would send you a quick note.  So much of what has stood out over this time is your unbelievable kindness, wisdom and guidance. So often I reflect on the sessions I spent with you and appreciate and implement the guidance you provided. It was absolutely invaluable for negotiated the absolute most difficult time in my life. Without you I am not sure where I would be.   When I think about how broken I was after my husband’s injury and death I have so much to thank you for in helping me put the pieces of myself and life together. I am not sure I will ever be able to thank you enough or let you know just how significant an impact you had on my life.  Whenever I see a blueberry muffin I will always think of you when you must have known I was not eating and left them on my seat for when I arrived. Thank you for all of your kindness and wisdom. The world is a better place with you in it. Thank you, thank you, thank you.   Lots of Love,  S 

I also have a service dog in my office who doubles as a relaxation trainer dog.  His name is Finney and he was rescued from a slaughterhouse in China. (If you would like to know more about rescuing dogs in China watchhttp://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=rescuing+dogs+in+Changchun+China+Youtube&&view=detail&mid=5B951805FC35D58B01515B951805FC35D58B0151&rvsmid=2B932F3646BDEB01A3052B932F3646BDEB01A305&fsscr=0&FORM=VDQVAP).   
                                                  

    Please note:  I am not an in-network provider with Cigna , Aetna and United Healthcare, and their numerous sub-entities.  They will reimburse me, but at the out-of-network rate.  You should review your benefit and deductible for out-of-network services before contacting me.   

 
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