David Ross specializes in EMDR Therapy Hillcrest. He is an EMDRIA-Certified EMDR Therapist in the Hillcrest Neighborhood of San Diego.
Specialties: Trauma and PTSD, Addictions (including substance use, smoking, gambling, relationship), Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues, Gay/Lesbian Issues, Men’s Issues, Life Transitions
Treatment Modalities: EMDR Therapy Hillcrest, Feeling State Addiction Protocol, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology
Serving: Adults–Men and Women–through Individual, Couples and Group
Insurance: Tricare Standard and Private Pay adjustable
License: #LCS 18572
Therapy that is Respectful, Empathic, Positive and Transformative
Have you been struggling with releasing and healing the pain of the past – sadness, loss, depression, anxiety or a sense of hopelessness.? Are you equally committed to moving forward with your life, to resolving what is blocking you and creating the life you want?
The world of psychotherapy–like the world in general–is dramatically shifting and changing. EMDR Therapy is one prime example. The Feeling State Addiction Protocol (Utilizing EMDR) is a second development and a major breakthrough in the treatment of addictions and addictive behaviors. A third is the recent movement from the new field of “Positive Psychology,” to give well-being and happiness equal therapeutic attention along with the resolution of trauma, depression, anxiety and other disorders. It is exciting to bring these creative and researched based practices of healing and thriving to you.
The Wounded Healer
Contrary to common belief, it is not necessary that we have the same struggle or experience in order to help others with their particular issues. However it does help that we too have experienced suffering and healing to appreciate and understand the inner process by which limitation is transformed into personal power.
Seeking Help is Strength Building
Suffering is part of life-it is what we do with that suffering that makes the difference. To seek help is strength building, acknowledging that no man (or woman) is an island. Further, relief from suffering together with a focus on wellbeing allows us to move in the direction of creating a powerful life; a life of our choice based on what gives us greatest meaning and satisfaction.
Relegate Trauma to the Past with EMDR Therapy Hillcrest
EMDR Therapy is a research-based therapy employing a bilateral left/right brain hemisphere process for healing trauma and painful life issues. I have used EMDR Therapy as a standard practice for the past decade as my experience demonstrates that this method is highly effective and deeply respectful. In working through past trauma with EMDR Therapy, the past is truly relegated to the past. Clients consistently report that intrusive and painful memories no longer bring distress. Simply put, EMDR Therapy heals.
My Work with Co-occurring Substance Use and Mental Disorders
Concurrent with my private practice I served as Clinical Director and Project Coordinator for two non-profit residential drug and alcohol treatment programs. I supervised and trained staff and graduate interns in the treatment of co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. This included training and supervision of staff in Motivational Interviewing, a research-based humanistic treatment for addictions and other life issues in which part of us wants to change and part of us wants to stay the same. The core of Motivational Interviewing is empathy.
Integrating EMDR Therapy Hillcrest, The Feeling State Addiction Protocol, Motivational Interviewing and Positive Psychology is transformative.
Welcome to My Counseling Office in Hillcrest
I look forward to welcoming you to EMDR Therapy Hillcrest, to my comfortable office and talking with you about your needs and the services I offer. Recognizing the difficulty of these economic times and private pay, I am glad to discuss a sliding fee if your situation calls for assistance.
David Ross is a Certified EMDR Therapist in Hillcrest (near downtown San Diego) specializing in trauma and PTSD, addictions, depression and anxiety, couples and relationship counseling, and men’s issues. His focus is more than the resolution of past and current events such as trauma, depression and anxiety–it is about creating a life of thriving.
New Positive Psychology Wellbeing Group Starts May-June 2013 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Beginning May/June 2013, I will offer an ongoing group for individuals based on the validated practices of Positive Psychology. Please contact me for further details.
David also specializes in consultation and supervision of human service personnel and graduate and postgraduate social work and MFT interns.
David Ross, San Diego therapist
Call today for free phone consultation or to schedule an appointment. (619) 876-2014