Meet Our Provider Scott Ross
(Not taking new clients until 2023)
Ketamine opens a door, one that talk therapy, spiritual and meditative practices, peak athletic performance, and immersive experiences in the natural world can open up, but often don’t. It’s not that any of these routes are lacking, but rather that intensive trainings can help in breaking through to more expansive states of consciousness in ways that more gradual practices less reliably do. Ketamine is one of those intensive trainings in consciousness expansion. It opens the door to face our grief, to fully love ourselves and others, to connect to the Whole Thing, to fully embrace and to fully let go.
What I offer as a practitioner of Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy is someone to compassionately hold space for you so that you can be completely honest and vulnerable with yourself. There are no taboos in the space I hold, no too much, or too weird. Engaging in this work is an opportunity to step outside of these cultural reinforcement mechanisms and to really find out who you are and how you want to live. I am responsive but not directive in my approach. This is your journey, and collaborating with me is collaborating with a travel companion who has spent quite a bit of time on these particular paths and learned to navigate them well. For some this is holding hands through the deepest darkest parts of the forest. For others it’s operating as “ground control” so that Major Tom can navigate space with the assurance that all is ok back on planet earth. People have different strengths and vulnerabilities, and in my work I seek to meet each person where they’re at and support them where support is needed. An integral part of this support is both offering intimate therapeutic connection and healthy interpersonal boundaries, and it is my priority to offer both of these well to my clients.
I’ve now offered over 150 ketamine-assisted psychotherapy sessions, and I feel honored to have been able to come alongside so many courageous individuals who have chosen to more deeply discover who it is they really are.
My training and interests include Jungian psychology, transpersonal therapy, Internal Family Systems, process-oriented psychology, relational psychoanalysis, existential therapy, and contemplative/mystical traditions. My degree is in mental health counseling, and I am also certified in chemical dependency counseling.