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About Dr. Ross

Thank you so much for considering Therapy 419! I am passionate about helping women know and understand themselves in a broader context beyond life roles. Once a woman realizes, owns, and pursues her full potential, she boldly writes the story of her choosing. My goal is to teach you how to harness that power and integrate all aspects of yourself!

Therapy 419 is derived from Ephesians 1:4-19. This passage summarizes my belief that every woman was CHOSEN for a particular purpose. I also believe each woman has the tools to become the best version of themselves. However, we sometimes have trouble accessing those tools when needed for a variety of reasons. I characterize myself as the GPS guiding women to discover the very set of tools that always existed, but were just difficult to find.

So who am I really? I am an African-American, Christian, lover of life, food, music, puzzles (yes, a smidge of nerdiness), The Amazing Race, and most importantly, relationships. Relationships with myself, loved ones, friends, clients, and community are what move and motivate me to my core! My clients typically characterize me as warm, lighthearted, easy to talk to, and real. If you think this is a good fit, feel free to reach out to me below.

Professional Background

I am a licensed psychologist in the states of Ohio and Florida with advanced training in Health Psychology (intersection of biopsychosocial factors and health/illness).  I have worked in a variety of settings (e.g., hospitals, substance use, primary care, specialty clinics, forensic center, etc.) with individuals of all ages, genders, ethnicities, faiths, and abilities.  My research primarily focused on what healthy sexuality looks like for men and women and how to help connect people to treatment when needed. 


Ph.D. in Psychology, University of Cincinnati, special emphasis in Health Psychology

M.A. in Psychology, University of Cincinnati

B.S. in Psychology, University of Kentucky

 Most Recent Work & Training Experiences

Orlando Veteran Affairs Medical Center

TriHealth Physician Partners: Queen City Physicians Hyde Park & University Station

Postdoctoral Training: Memphis Veteran Affairs Medical Center

Doctoral Training: Palo Alto Veteran Affairs Health Care System