“The anchor and the sail are in the same boat” – Arian Foster
LaMonica Kinch Ross, LPC-S
My mission is to help adults work through life’s challenges using empathy, various counseling strategies, goal setting, and behavioral interventions. I pride myself in creating a safe and non-judgmental zone to facilitate growth, exploration, and achievement in the areas of your choosing.
My style is individually tailored to your needs, personality, and desired goals. There is no one-fits-all approach, however there are common techniques which are often suitable for a variety of difficulties. I believe there is no such thing as a bad emotion, but sometimes our accompanying actions make all the difference. I am certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which involves identifying thoughts and emotions that influence behavior, and vice versa. By making adjustments in any one of those areas, you open the door to changing them all in the direction you wish to go.
I have experience working in a variety of professional settings with persons facing a wide array of mental health needs. This includes child abuse, domestic violence, homelessness, criminal justice involvement, relationship challenges, job difficulties, depression, anxiety, grief, anger management, and stress management among others. I currently work full time at The Harris Center for Mental Health & IDD.
Professional Association Memberships
I enjoy networking with other mental health professionals and supporting each other while providing high quality services to our communities. I am an active member of both the Texas Counseling Association and American Counseling Association. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from The University of Texas at Dallas in 2005 and a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Argosy University Dallas in 2009.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor #68976 in the State of Texas.
On a Personal Note
View my contribution to blog series entitled “Being a Woman in 2020” by John Patrick Adams HERE.
Guest on Trigger Pointe podcast episode “My Mind’s Playing Tricks On Me” hosted by poet and author Carlos Harleaux: