Dr. Elizabeth Ross has been working at Michael’s House since 2011 as a therapist, weekend clinical manager and currently as the clinical manager of the Michael’s House Women’s Center. Dr. Ross has provided individual and group therapy to individuals and families as well as psychological assessments, interpretive summaries, intake assessments and crisis interventions. Her clinical experience includes working with adolescents, families, couples and adults in outpatient and inpatient treatment settings as well as working within diverse populations. Dr. Ross has treated many dually diagnosed individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, severe mental illness and substance related disorders, as well as individuals with strenuous life circumstances. Dr. Ross started her career in 2004 at community mental health clinics as a psychological intern, registered addiction specialist (RAS), chemical dependency counselor and accreditation coordinator.
Dr. Ross completed her BA in psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She then attended the California School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles, where she obtained her PhD in clinical psychology with an emphasis in working with individuals, families and children. Her doctoral dissertation focused on exploring self and the perceived stigma of individuals in treatment for substance related disorders. Dr. Ross has particular research interest in perceived social stigma in relation to treatment-seeking behavior. She brings this knowledge to each patient through empathy and nonjudgmental compassionate care.