Dr. Raylene Ross, PhD, NCC, LCPC, LPC, CHWC


Dr.Ross maintains the credentials of National Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Professional Counselor-Association (LPC-SC), Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LCPC-MD), and Certified Health and Wellbeing Coach (CHWC).

Dr. Ross is passionate about meeting people where they are by providing crisis management, acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and solution-focused therapy. In providing quality services, athletes and clients address a wide range of issues, including imposter syndrome, anxiety, depression, and sport performance. Dr. Ross utilizes a client-centered approach emphasizing the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors while incorporating aspects of mindfulness – specifically acceptance, awareness, and commitment. 

She received  her bachelor’s degree in sociology and anthropology in 2000 from Swarthmore College, where she ran track. She followed that with a master’s degree in psychological services with an emphasis on athletic counseling from Springfield College in 2003. Ross completed her doctoral program in developmental foundations with cognates in sports psychology and counseling in 2010 and added her master’s in clinical mental health counseling from Louisiana-Monroe in 2021. 

If you’re looking for a personal mental coach to serve, empower, and support you along your journey towards a positive change, contact Dr. Ross. Her judgment-free environment provides a safe space while sharing and processing the difficulties you are facing. I would be honored to support you on your path to finding a new, positive way of living life.


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