Scott Ross, MA, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Specialties: Existential and meaning of life concerns, transpersonal orientation, relational psychodynamic therapy, attachment-oriented therapy, internal family systems, mindfulness and self-compassion practice, integration of spirituality and religious traditions with mental health

Services Offered: Individual psychotherapy, Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), psychedelic integration, trauma-focused psychotherapy, psychodynamic therapy, somatic therapy.

Sessions: In person (Mountlake Terrace, WA), Seattle, WA (Wallingford)

Website: www.salishseacounseling.com

Biography

I am a licensed psychotherapist practicing in Washington State (greater Seattle area) where I have been in practice since 2011. I have earned my Masters degree in counseling psychology from the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology and completed a Chemical Dependency Counseling certificate program at Whatcom Community College. I have experience working with all ages with clients as young as three which has enhanced my understanding of the role of early childhood experience in the development of the personality.

I have studied psychedelics for over a decade and through both research and experience seen the transformative power these mind-manifesting substances can have. Personally, as someone who has suffered from severe, chronic migraines since early childhood and struggled with crippling existential dread about my own mortality as a young adult, psychedelics have had a profound impact on my health and how I understand and live my life. I am grateful for the opportunity to come along side others and play a supportive role in their own transformative process.

I am excited to now be able to offer Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy, currently the only legal psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy available in the United States. 

 

How I work with clients

The two primary models I use in working with clients is psychedelic integration counseling and Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy. 

Integration counseling as I practice it is similar to psychotherapy, but with the mutual understanding that your use of these medicines may play an important and prominent role in your growth and well-being. We unpack your experiences and seek to gain tangible insights from them which you can integrate into how you understand and live your daily life. 

Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy typically involves a combination of intramuscular injection (IM) sessions and lozenge sessions. Ketamine used in the dosage range we typically aim for induces a profound experience, lasting roughly one hour which is often described as a peak, mystical, unitive, or cosmic experience. Check out my website for further information. 

Licenses

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (WA)

Education

Masters in Counseling Psychology (The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology)

Languages

English

Trainings

Chemical Dependency Counselor Certificate

Online Sessions

No

Location Mountlake Terrace, Washington

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