Yessica Ross, LAPC, Athens , Individuals, Couples, Families and Groups, Age 18+
Mercer University: M.S. – Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Georgia Gwinett College: B.S. Psychology
Empathy is at the heart of my therapeutic approach-empathy informed by my early experience in life immigrating to the United States from Mexico. I know the experience of feeling different and trying to fit in, and I also know it is possible to build resilience while dealing with obstacles and to have a joyful life and relationships. I believe the quality of our relationships and our sense of connection to our community is key for our well-being. I strive to build a client-centered therapeutic relationship where treatment is tailored to the individual. Therapy should give clients a safe, non-judgmental space where healing can take place.
My passion is to work with older adolescents/teens, adults, couples, and families, helping those who need healing or support with grief, adjustment, anxiety, depression, trauma, faith-based work, personal growth, self-esteem, and parenting or relationship struggles. With individuals, I use my skills and knowledge of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, and more in combination with Expressive Therapies. Expressive Therapy uses combinations of creative expression such as art, music and movement to help people explore and transform difficult emotions. My couple and family work is informed by CBT, Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) and Gottman concepts. I am also bilingual Spanish/English.
I am a wife and a mother of two small children and understand the ongoing struggle for work/life balance and self-care routines. In my free time, I enjoy reading, anime, watching TV and movies, and game nights and water balloon adventures with my family. Reach out to me and let’s get started.
Yessica is seeing people in our Athens office and can also see people throughout Georgia via telehealth.
Yessica is a Kaiser Affiliated Provider as of 02/15/2023.