The best thing about working with Ross is his way of setting people at ease so that even the most challenging topics seem approachable. It really helped me stay optimistic when he made it sound so easy. It’s also nice knowing that him and his wife have been married for longer than I’ve been alive! That definitely makes me believe that what he teaches really works.
I have worked with Ross for many years. He is a genuine, compassionate therapist – someone who makes you feel valued and heard. He has incredible positive energy which he directs to both the advancement of his own learning and supporting his clients. Down to earth, grounded, warm and intelligent – highlyRead more “”
With other therapists, I’ve often felt as if I was running in place. Ross gets things moving. He’s extremely intuitive and has introduced me to EMDR, which is one of the most successful tools I’ve ever used in therapy. Ross’s work has helped me resolve issues that have been with me forRead more “”
But what stands out the most in having worked with Ross is you really know who he is. There is no pretense or posturing, just a really good guy who really likes what he’s doing and is really good at it.
Jordan Hamilton, Ph.D.
I can’t begin to thank you enough for all the help you have given to me. I feel so much better and lighter. You are very good at what you do! ThanksRead more “”
I have closed my eyes and seen back in time: weeks, months, years, decades; back to when I was very young, at my conception and then before I even existed in this world. I was pure light and energy then and so my goodness springs from that spiritual purity. Internalizing my sense that I am clean and valuable without earning it frees me from relying on others to provide my sense of self and worth. There is a clear boundary between myself and others, creating safety and peace for me, empowering me the find highest and best for me.
I really believe in the laws of attraction and somehow at the depths of my descent into hell the universe provided me with people who were capable of helping me find my way. But only if I was willing to do the difficult and painful work.
The Meadows was my first awakening to light; the first genuine look at my life and my counselors there were adept at bringing it all to the surface while pointing me in the direction of long term recovery.
My psychologist, Dr. Jordan Hamilton, could not have been a better match. He gently, firmly and tenaciously led me to the roots of my self and my pain and back through to a goal that most therapists do not do: healing and beyond. His agenda was not perpetual 50 minute rap sessions that ended with more questions and a vague flicker of hope, but rather repairing the damage to the fabric of my life, one mosaic patch after the other. Each time we met was action and tangible progress.
Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy is just that: meeting my needs which were not met before, allowing me to develop into wholeness and move beyond the roadblocks of trauma and resulting dysfunction. He is an expert in DNMS and EMDR protocol and I am eternally grateful for his intuition, keen insight, sensitivity and sheer brilliance.
Dr. Hamilton is a gifted psychologist who has tremendous compassion and expertise when working with individuals, couples and families. I highly recommend his center for anyone needing help with individual, family, child or couplesRead more “”
Moreover, there are too many to count instances where Dr. Hamilton’s insight has been pivotal in helping me to establish a more accurate diagnosis in complicated mood disorder patients. Likewise, I’ve been honored to consult with him on many of his patients who he accurately and quickly recognized as having a mood disorder for which psychotherapy plus medications would be the most effective treatment strategy to achieve full recovery.
It is an invaluable quality in a psychotherapist to recognize psychiatric disorders that require medical treatment as well as psychotherapy to achieve stabilization and resolution. You can be assured that Dr. Hamilton will treat you with the utmost care, compassion and competence. Without reservation he receives my highest recommendations!
I recommend Dr. Hamilton. He’s highly knowledgeable, compassionate and has a wonderfully gentle sense of humor. I’ve heard nothing but good things about him from others asRead more “”
Sage Goodwin, LMFT
Sage is compassionate, kind, caring –everything you would expect and want in a marriage counselor. What makes her special is her ability to hold each person’s heart both separate and as a couple. She gives each person a voice, holds you accountable in a loving way and gently guides you to a safer, healthier place. She genuinely loves her work, believes in Emotional Focus Therapy and is very skilled. She transformed two skeptics, on very shaky ground, by educating us to prioritize and opened space for us to be vulnerable with each other. We learned to give and accept forgiveness and in the process heal hurtful wounds. We are both grateful for her direction, guidance and patience, but most of all for illuminating our path in a powerful and motivating way. She’s enabled us to grow as a couple…by her accepting and loving us both for who we are and believing in our ability to change and grow!
After some research, we decided that EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) made the most sense, particularly because I was impressed with how Sage explained EFT and her manner on the phone interview. We therefore had high expectations.
To say those expectations have been greatly exceeded is a understatement. Even though we’ve not completed our therapy, Sage has changed a tense and a generally “not fun” marriage into one that’s enjoyable, where, emotionally, my wife and I are now growing together after many long years.
While it’s tempting to give credit to EFT, and surely it deserves some, there is no doubt that Sage, masterful, challenging and fun, has been the key.
She has an uncanny ability to burrow deep into our emotions, encouraging (never pushing) us into depths we’ve seldom explored, both individually and interacting as a couple. For two people that seldom cry, Sage has us crying more sessions than not. It’s quite therapeutic.
In early sessions, she armed us with techniques to prevent casual arguments spiraling into full out fights. She then drew out, both individually and as a couple, the emotional scars preventing us from connecting. Once drawn out, these scars could be dealt with, although without Sage, it would not have been possible.
The difference in our marriage after maybe 15 sessions is amazing. We now refer to the time when our marriage had issues as “pre-Sage”.
Never critical, always encouraging, but amazingly perceptive to our moods and even facial expressions, Sage misses nothing with her seemingly casual but laser like focus. She combines an incredible ability to push us into areas we’re reluctant to, but must venture. At the same time , she is exceedingly encouraging and supportive.
It’s difficult for us to believe there is someone better than Sage at her profession. We consider ourselves very lucky to have found her