Last updated: 10/21/2018

David M. Ross, LCSW (619) 876-2014
Last Updated: 10/21/2018
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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Years of Experience: 25

Gender: Male

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:


CA - LCSW [LCS 18572]

Credentials and Certifications:
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Certified in

I appreciate your reviewing my profile and considering working with me.  If you are struggling to move beyond your past and live peacefully in the present then lets consider working together.  It is invaluable to have a skiiled helper assist in healing the blocks to the true self and get free from limitation, depression, anxiety and fear.  If you are looking for a therapist who is heart centered and compassionate and has the experience and skill of a well trained and seasoned clinician lets talk about working together. Skilled clinicians have appropriate training and are licensed but that is just the beginning. While it isn't necessary to have had the same life issues, it is critical that the clinician has faced and worked through his/her own blocks to experience and understand personally what it takes to grapple with, heal and move beyond limitation and suffering. This is the foundation of empathy. For example, it was not until I personally experienced ongoing physical pain that i could truly appreciate what that was like for others.

Life is a journey to find oneself and discover the powerful truth of who we really are.  The first part of life is often about struggle; feeling misunderstood, lost and hurt. The second part of life however is often a turning point. During this period there is a greater drive to work through and move beyond what we took in and believed about ourselves, about others and about life itself during that first part. Therapy including the healing of painful life events (through Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing-EMDR) offers a powerful opportunity to heal at a core level.  If my reflections resonate with you and you would like to consider working with me, please feel free to give me a call at 619-876-2014.  Warm regards, David

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David Ross, LCSW
426 Pennsylvania Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 876-2014

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Office Hours:
Mon: By appointment
Tue: By appointment
Wed: By appointment
Thu: By appointment
Fri: By appointment
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 3 Hours
Weekends: 1 Day

Access by Public Transportation

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Aging Anxiety/Panic Disorders Attachment Disorders Couple or Marital Issues Depression Dual Diagnosis Gender Identity Grief/Loss Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Men's Issues Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Spiritual/Religious Concerns Stress Suicidal Thoughts Trauma/PTSD
Also serving:
Anger Management Career/Employment Concerns Child Abuse and Neglect Eating Disorders Family Issues Immigration/Newcomer Multicultural Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Parenting Issues Physical Illness/Impairment Psychosomatic Self Abuse Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexual Disorders Women's Issues
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Body Centered Psychotherapy EMDR Existential Psychotherapy Holistic Humanistic Transpersonal Psychology
Other theoretical approaches:
Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Contemplative Crisis Intervention Dream Work or Analysis Feminist Geriatric Consultation Gestalt Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Jungian Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Psycho-Educational Psychodynamic Relational Sex Therapy Social Support Systemic Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Methods - focus areas:
Family Systems Individual Supervision/Consultation
Other methods:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Group
Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +)
Young Adults (18-25)
Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ)
Adopted AIDS/HIV+ Biracial Caregivers Children of Divorce Chronic Illness College Students Interracial Families/Couples Military/Veterans Obese or Overweight Suicidal
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian
Multi-cultural experience:
Italian Native American
Professional Associations
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $150
Couples: N/A
Group: $40
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: No

Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation

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