Client Testimonials

"David Ross is a gifted therapist. His gentleness, compassion and insightfulness earned my confidence and trust. His use of the EMDR technique helped me make lasting breakthroughs through some very difficult life situations. I highly recommend him and remain full of gratitude."
- RC

"I am grateful to have been able to work with David Ross for couples therapy. He was balanced and fair in his support of each of us, and has a great talent for helping us hear one another with compassion so that we could resolve our differences and grow together. This also helped me as an individual, to respect my own needs and learn how to ask for what I want in a way that is supportive and respectful of the other person."
- E. F.

"David helped me release everything that was holding me back from experience joy and love and peace in my daily life.

Having tried several therapeutic techniques, I found EMDR to be the most focused way for healing trauma and emotional blockages. It has improved every relationship in my life especially the relationship with me.
- Jimmy J.

"David helped me during a time when I realized I was losing my beautiful, adult daughter to alcohol addiction. For two sessions he listened and asked thoughtful questions about us. I focused on the drinking, but did share all of the "positives" about her.

At the first of the 3rd session he said, "Your daughter is not a ‘drinker’." I was stunned! Had he not been listening at all? Then he proceeded to repeat back to me all of the positive things that she was." This skillful shift of focus lifted a huge weight from me, and changed my whole was of thinking about her. He was also helpful in directing me to certain literature and resources which have been helpful as I continue struggling with her addiction. I mentally thank David every day for pulling me back from an abyss of helplessness and hopelessness."
- Carol W.

"For most of my life, I have experienced anxiety and depression. I was haunted by the fear that it was just a matter of time before I swallowed all of those sleeping pills in my medicine cabinet. Sadly most of the people in my life – even those closest to me – did not know that I was struggling with this deep dark experience of suicidal thoughts, depression and anxiety. Outwardly I was a happy, fun-loving person who loved to support my friends and family. It gave me purpose to be strong for everyone in my life. Meanwhile I was desperately trying to cure myself of this dark despair by seeking help. Call it luck or divine intervention – at one point during my search for help – I was referred to David Ross. David was unlike other therapists I had known. He embodied a sense of calm, patience and love that was remarkable. My thoughts of suicide and deep dark despair didn't frighten him. David is the kind of therapist who takes your hand and walks through the darkness with you until you feel the warmth of the sun on your skin, no matter how long it takes. I don't know exactly how it happened, but at one point, I realized I was experiencing a deep sense of inner peace and self-love. I ended up at a point where I learned how to love myself just as much as I loved others in my life. Thoughts of suicide were replaced with thoughts of love. And years later, I'm still experiencing this new found self-love. Every time I go through a tough time at work or I have a difficult experience with a family member, I'm calmer and more present. More importantly, I love myself no matter what and I know I am okay. And even on dark days, I can still feel the warmth of the sun."
- Anna-M, San Diego, CA