Dr. Lana W. Ross
Lana Wald Ross, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Resident in Clinical Psychology
Dr. Ross earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the APA-accredited program at American University (AU) in Washington, DC. She also earned a Master’s degree in Psychology from AU, a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Hartford University, and Bachelor of Arts from Washington University in St. Louis where she double majored in Psychology and Anthropology.
Dr. Ross completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center (DC VAMC). At the DC VAMC, Dr. Ross worked with a diverse population of veterans and provided individual, group, and couples psychotherapy, as well as administered neuropsychological and psychological evaluations. Additionally, Dr. Ross has worked in a variety of settings including: academic medical centers, military medical centers, NIMH, community mental health centers, and a university counseling center.
Dr. Ross works collaboratively with clients and incorporates a variety of evidence-based therapy modalities: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Solution-Focused, and Mindfulness based therapeutic modalities. Dr. Ross also completed training in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PET) to assist clients who have experienced fears, worries, traumatic stress and trauma. In her work with couples, Dr. Ross utilizes the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy and has completed the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy (GMCT) Level I training.
Her treatment specialties include: anxiety, depression, trauma/post-traumatic stress disorder, relationships, insomnia, chronic pain, health psychology, substance use, sexuality/identity questions, work/life balance, concerns or issues affecting one’s quality of life, and relationship issues. She has also published peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on the topics of sex and relationship therapy.
Psychotherapy is a collaborative process which aims to foster positive change, and in turn leads to an improved quality of life. Beginning psychotherapy is often the first step toward becoming the healthiest version of yourself, regardless of the challenges you are facing. MPS provides Psychotherapy for Couples, Adults and Teens.
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