Dr. Erin Ross, Ph.D., C.Psych
Registered Psychologist in London, Ontario
I understand how easy it is for life to overwhelm you.
Sometimes it is big things – abuse, trauma, tragedy, loss.
Sometimes it is life crises, situational stressors, or frustrations in parenting, career or relationships.
Sometimes it is just the push-and-pull of everyday life.
Whatever it is for you, it builds up, gaining momentum and threatening to engulf you. You feel it like a tidal wave at your back, growing in size and strength as you swim for the shore with everything you’ve got. You hope you make it before the wave crashes down on you, but you’re terrified you won’t.
I know this feeling.
I know what it’s like when you’re exhausted from the effort of moving forward, of keeping your head above water.
You don’t have to face this alone.
I can help. I can offer a safe, non-judgmental space where we can work together to bring meaning, energy, and hope back to your life.
Though things may feel insurmountable at times, I believe we all have the capacity to grow and heal. My job is to take the journey with you, providing knowledge, encouragement, and empathy every step of the way.
Welcome to my practice.
I might be the right therapist for you if:
- You are feeling stressed out, depleted, discouraged, and overwhelmed.
- You have a history of childhood abuse or relational abuse that seems to still bleed into everything today, colouring how you see yourself, other people, and the world around you.
- You’re feeling maxed out or burnt out at work but you don’t know what to do to make it better.
- You’re a new parent and you’re struggling with feeling depressed, anxious, or unable to cope.
- You feel like you’re so busy do all the right things – trying to be the best partner, employee, parent, friend that you can be – that you’ve lost track of who you are and the life you want to live.
I have worked as a therapist for 15 years and have been a registered Clinical Psychologist since 2015. I began my career in Toronto, where I completed my Masters degree and doctorate at the University of Toronto. I completed my residency at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and Surrey Place Centre. Upon moving to London in 2009, I worked for the London Health Sciences Centre, first in the First Episode Mood and Anxiety Program (FEMAP) and in the Traumatic Stress Service where I provided individual and group therapy to adults who suffer from trauma-related disorders such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, dissociative disorders, and personality disorders. In 2019, I worked with London Psychological services where I saw clients presenting with a wide variety of issues including postpartum adjustment, trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues, and more.
My goal as your therapist is to foster connection between us in order to create a sense of safety and give you the courage to voice your thoughts and feelings. I want to help you connect with your authentic self; the self that is not weighted down by pain and doubt, silenced by shame, or plagued by feelings of never being good enough.
The self that is powerful, joyful and full of life.
I work from a flexible, integrative framework based in interpersonal neurobiology. It draws from emotion-focused therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy, and psychodynamic psychotherapy. To learn more, please visit my services page. I also am an EMDR therapist. My work is always trauma-informed and includes elements of mindfulness and self-compassion. I draw on the use of analogy and story to connect people with meaning or invite them to see things in a new way. The exact approach taken, however, depends on the needs, preferences, and comfort level of my clients. I will work collaboratively with you to decide the right approach for you and feedback is always welcomed.
If you’re ready for less overwhelm and suffering and more satisfaction and joy, please reach out today.
I am a member in good standing of the following organizations:
College of Psychologists of Ontario
Canadian Psychological Association
Ontario Psychological Association
London Regional Psychological Association
International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation