Liz Ross

Liz Ross

Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Founder

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I provide therapy for teens and adults looking to overcome a difficult experience in their past or present. I work with individuals who have experienced trauma, who have had an accident or injury, have recently been diagnosed with a chronic medical condition, who struggle with sleep difficulties, or who are having trouble adjusting to a recent life transition. Often the people I work with are dealing with new, unexpected problems or new situations trigger issues from the past that are interfering with their daily lives. They feel isolated and confused, trying to reconcile what is happening with who they are. They just want to feel better.

Life can offer a lot of unexpected twists and turns. With the right support and set of skills you can overcome any hurdles that come your way and move forward to live a happy and fulfilling life. Whether you are dealing with trauma, sleeplessness, adjustment issues, medical problems, or substance abuse, you have come to the right place. It is important to have a safe space with a trusted professional who can help guide you through whatever problems you are facing and to learn the coping skills you need to successfully get through and develop resilience.

I have over 10 years of experience providing counselling for teens and adults in inpatient, outpatient, residential and medical settings. I love watching people heal and grow, even from the most difficult experiences. I draw from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness, Dialetical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) to help teens gain the skills and resources they need. I offer one-on-one support, as well as couples’ and family therapy. I support teens and adults who are navigating challenging situations including trauma, medical issues, substance use issues, sleep difficulties, and general adjustment issues.

I understand how hard it can be to find the right therapist for you. In our first session we will get to know each other and see if we are a good fit for each other. Our sessions will start off weekly and then become more and more spaced out as you continue to get better and need less support. The goal is for you to be able to use the skills you learn in therapy on your own.

Therapy can have a lasting effects on how you view yourself, the world, and your ability to handle whatever comes your way. My goal is to give you the skills you need to live your life with ease and peace of mind.

As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, my areas of focus include:
Trauma/PTSD | Support for Medical Issues | Insomnia and Sleep Disorders / Substance use issues

If you’re ready to get started, I always offer a 15-min consult to see if we are a good fit. I’d love to help you or a member of your family get the help they need to live better.

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I have two kids and an older dog named Deena. I spend most of my free time at kids’ birthday parties or on sports fields chasing my kids around.

In addition to my work in mental health, I am involved in several non-profits. I love being able to give back to my community and bring others together.

Part of my mission in building this practice was to create a team of talented clinicians who work together and collaborate on client care. I really like continuing to grow not only personally but professionally.

More About Liz:

Liz Ross, Ph.D. grew up in Houston, Texas and graduated from the Kinkaid School. Dr. Ross received her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Virginia. After graduation, she worked as a mental health associate at the Menninger Clinic, a residential psychiatric facility located in Houston. Dr. Ross then went on to pursue a doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the University of Houston, where she was heavily involved in research and clinical training. She received several financial awards as a graduate student including the Presidential Graduate Fellowship and the C.L.A.S.S. Research Assistant Stipend Award. Dr. Ross completed her internship year at the University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio. After obtaining her doctoral degree, she pursued a postdoctoral fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine.

During her training, Dr. Ross obtained clinical experience in a variety of settings including medical hospitals, outpatient medical clinics, inpatient short and long-term psychiatric facilities, outpatient therapy and assessment, an intensive outpatient program, residential treatment facilities, research settings, and at the veteran’s hospital. Dr. Ross’s training put a strong emphasis on utilizing the biopsychosocial model for assessment and intervention, which she incorporates into her practice. Prior to transitioning to private practice, Dr. Ross worked as a clinical psychologist at TIRR Memorial Hermann.

At TIRR, Dr. Ross helped patients with spinal cord injuries and other major medical conditions to cope with one of the most stressful and impactful events in their life. In collaboration with other medical professionals, she provided a comprehensive mind-body treatment approach to promote wellness, address emotional needs, and improve quality of life. Dr. Ross and her colleagues created an outpatient psychology clinic at TIRR designed to address patients’ behavioral health concerns including sleep problems, pain, adjustment to chronic medical conditions, depression, and anxiety. In addition, Dr. Ross and the team created targeted intervention manuals to address insomnia, chronic pain, and anxiety. Dr. Ross was promoted as the coordinator of all outpatient psychotherapy services at TIRR prior to starting her private practice.

Dr. Ross’s other relevant work experience includes serving as a consultant for Houston Methodist, J.Flowers Health Institute, and Advantage Point Behavioral. Dr. Ross also worked in the pain departments at both Baylor College of Medicine and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center as a staff psychologist. Dr. Ross also spent three years developing the mental health program at the Orchard on the Brazos, a dual-diagnosis substance abuse rehabilitation treatment center.

Since starting her private practice, Dr. Ross continues to invest in continuing education in an effort to broaden her scope of clinical care. In 2021, she developed a sub-specialty in treating journalists who are exposed to occupational chronic stress and trauma. These individuals are often put in unique circumstances that make them more vulnerable to witnessing traumatic events. Dr. Ross has received formal training from the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma on the professional culture and occupational challenges of journalists. As a part of this training, Dr. Ross has enhanced the digital security of HIPAA-compliant telehealth software. In 2022, Dr. Ross added a virtual reality exposure therapy service for those struggling with specific phobias. Dr. Ross received an advanced certificate for completing additional training related to the use of virtual reality in exposure therapy.

Dr. Ross is committed to supporting her colleagues and the local community. She recently served as President of the Houston Psychological Association for 2023-2024 term.