Senior Staff Psychologist at Baylor Scott & White Health
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
Dr. Ross is a graduate of The California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in Los Angeles. He completed his APA-accredited internship and Fellowship in Clinical Health Psychology with an emphasis in end-of-life and bereavement at Baylor Scott & White in Temple, Texas. He is a credentialed National Register Health Service Psychologist. Dr. Ross' interests include the mind-body-spirit connection; promoting and maintaining health; the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of illness and disability; and improving health care systems. Clinical and research interests include managing chronic illness, treatment adherence, bereavement, and sexual and gender identity development. Collaborating with primary/specialty care health teams and teaching are two professional passions.
He approaches psychotherapy with an integrated, ACT-based modality that seeks to honor the many dimensions of an individual's experiences. When appropriate, cognitive-behavioral and humanistic therapies are integrated with mindfulness or solution-focused approaches to provide culturally sensitive treatment decisions for the "whole" person. Dr. Ross is extensively trained in LGBTQ-Affirmative Psychotherapy as well as psychological evaluations for organ transplant, pre-bariatric surgery, and adult ADHD.
As a trainer for the American Psychological Association's HIV Office for Psychology Education (H.O.P.E.), he presents workshops to professionals, paraprofessionals, and community organizations on various HIV mental health and prevention concerns. His experience providing HIV counseling extends to individuals who were dealing with being newly diagnosed as well as those challenged with longer term physical and social effects and their families.