Dr. Ross Nelson specializes in offering Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for the treatment of a number of life issues including anxiety, job and career stress, shyness/social anxiety, self-confidence, obsessive-compulsive disorder, perfectionism, phobias, panic disorder, depression, and relationship problems. He currently sees California resident clients via live video (teletherapy) sessions in his private practice.
Ross developed a specialty providing CBT for job and career stress while practicing as the lead on-site psychologist for a number of the largest tech companies in Silicon Valley and the broader tech community of the San Francisco Bay Area between 2015-2019 with Crossover Health. In addition to depression and anxiety disorders, Ross commonly treated clients struggling with burnout, imposter syndrome, executive leadership difficulties, work relationship problems, adjustment difficulties, career dissatisfaction, workaholism/work addiction, performance problems, and other struggles that often arise in the workplace.
In addition to individual therapy, Ross is a thought leader who offers on-campus and virtual speaking engagements, group programs, and classes for employees around the country. Ross also designed and delivered a telehealth-based Cognitive Behavioral Education webinar course on Stress and Anxiety for hundreds of tech employees across the nation.
Ross has been trained in a variety of therapy models; however, he practices almost exclusively using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Research has proven CBT to be the most effective in reducing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other psychological problems. Ross practiced under the guidance and training of world-renowned Psychiatrist, Dr. David Burns at Stanford University where he learned the advanced principles and methods of TEAM-CBT.
Ross’ clients, (friends, and family) describe him as personable, honest, progressive, intelligent, respectful, and witty. His main goals for therapy are to genuinely support his clients in experiencing greater life happiness and satisfaction as efficiently as possible. He believes people should not be in therapy forever. He works switfly (without rushing) and efficiently to help his clients achieve their goals and experience improved psychological health.