Ross started his professional journey in Boone, Iowa in 1988. Since then, he has been a counselor / psychotherapist, addiction specialist, executive, consultant, business owner, national professional trainer, and author.
His first book, "The Human Magnet Syndrome: Why We Love People Who Hurt Us. Emotional Manipulators, Codependents and Dysfunctional Relationships," draws on his 25 years of experience in the mental health, social service and/or child welfare fields. He owns the Northern Illinois (Arlington Heights and Buffalo Grove IL based) counseling center, Clinical Care Consultants, a full-service counseling agency.
Ross provides local, statewide, and national professional training. Some of Ross's trainings include:
- Emotional Manipulators and Codependents: Understanding the Attraction
- Entangled by the Web: Romance, Fantasy, Social Networking and Cybersex Addiction
- The Continuum of Self: Understanding the Attraction between Narcissists & Codependents
- Therapy in the 21st Century: Technology's Influence on Clinical Practice
- Ethics in the 21st Century
- Sex Addiction: from A to Z
- Treating Sex Addiction
Ross is best known for his current seminar, Emotional Manipulators and Codependents: Understanding the Attraction, which he is currently presenting throughout the United States. It is also available on DVD.
Over the span of his career, Ross has counseled individuals who struggle with substance abuse, addictions, and co-addictions / codependency. His addiction work includes chemical addictions (drugs/alcohol) and process or behavior addictions (sexual, Internet, gambling, and spending). Hisaddiction services include counseling of all types, assessments, clinical supervision / professional consultation and training. He is considered an expert in the field of sex and Internet addictions, for which he provides comprehensive counseling services, trainings, and consultation.
Ross is well known in the local community for his work with hard-to-reach and oppositional adolescents. Typical issues with his adolescent clients include Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADD / ADHD), drugs/alcohol, school challenges, anger control, eating disorders, self-mutilation, communication problems, and family struggles. His work with teens also includes a family/parent focus, whether it is coaching, counseling / psychotherapy, or support.
Ross's work spans problem type, culture, ethnicity, gender, socio economic status, and sexual orientation. Some areas that he specializes in include Marriage/Marital Counseling, Addictions,Codependency / Co-Addictions, Depression, Anxiety, ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), Challenging Teens, Grief and Bereavement, Trauma Survivors (PTSD), Marital and Family Conflict, and LGBTQ issues.
Ross's counseling / psychotherapy work with Codependency has enabled his clients to achieve balance, mutuality, and feelings of respect and appreciation in their lives. Balancing the care of others with the equally important ability to care for oneself is the cornerstone of codependency counseling / psychotherapy. His codependency services include individual, family, couples and/or marital therapies.
Ross's work with adult survivors of trauma and abuse enables his clients to break free from lifelong self-destructive patterns. His healing approach addresses "original wounds" (trauma of the past) which, without resolution, perpetuate emotional pain, suffering, and unsatisfying and dysfunctional relationships. This type of trauma counseling / psychotherapy promotes positive / healthy relationships, a heightened sense of well-being, and feelings of safety, control and happiness.
Another service provided is counseling and coaching for clients with ADD/ADHD. Ross providesassessment, diagnostic and a full range of ADD/ADHD psychotherapeutic services. His collaboration with family members, physicians, school, and employment personnel creates a greater opportunity for success in the treatment of this disorder. Other ADD/ADHD services include coaching, which addresses the following challenges unique to this disorder: communication, organization and follow-through, relationship and family challenges, work demands, and school demands.
Grief, loss, and death and dying are difficult issues that Ross helps his clients work through. Whether it is the loss of a loved one, job, lifestyle, or one's health, vitality and even life, he guides his clients through difficult and often heart-wrenching times. Embracing diversity / cultural competence is a cornerstone of his practice.
Ross's counseling / psychotherapy style has been described as solution focused, analytical, and educational, while also being warm, intuitive, healing, spiritual, and compassionate. His spirituality and metaphysical understanding enables him to reach people with diverse religious and spiritual beliefs. According to him, "For every problem, there is a solution; and within a warm and respectful therapeutic relationship lies the power to overcome the most seemingly overwhelming obstacles."Seeking an oasis of freedom and hope?
Ross Can Help
"If hope and happiness always seem a tomorrow away,
If too many days end in sadness and a lack of fulfillment,
If your heart and your mind speak different languages,
If love of self and others seems to be beyond your grasp,
If you live in a desert of sadness and loneliness,
but seek an oasis of freedom and hope, I can help."
-- Ross Rosenberg
See what some of Ross's clients have to say about their experiences working with him...
- Boston Univeristy1988
- Towson Univeristy
- Clinical Care Consultants - Arlington Heights / Buffalo Grove ILOwner, Psychotherapist, Addiction Specialist, Professional Trainer, present