Danny Ross, LCSW

DANNY ROSS, LCSW

I started practicing in the field of Social Work in 2014 when I graduated with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. I am certified in Moral Recognition Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and have worked with domestic violence offenders, substance and alcohol abuse, sever and chronic mental health related issues, as well as trauma and behavioral related problems. I have worked with school aged children for behavioral and education related issues as well. I use a client-centered, solution focused approach to the overall process, relying on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.

EDUCATION:

I graduated from New Mexico Highlands University in 2014 with a Masters in Social Work. I have been certified with MRT, Moral Recognition Therapy in 2014, I was trained in Motivational Interviewing in 2014 as well. I have conducted groups related to communications, parenting, substance abuse, and domestic violence. I am also certified in EAGALA (Equine Assisted Group And Learning Association), which utilizes horses in the therapeutic process.

EXPERIENCE:

In the past couple of years of practicing, I have worked with individuals with a chronic and extensive history with both substance/alcohol abuses, along with chronic and extensive history with mental health related problems. I have also spent a year working with Medicated Assisted Treatment for Opiates. Most of these clients have issues with PTSD, and this was my primary focus. I have had the great opportunity to present on several occasions to others on different ways to approach PTSD. These have included Native American Training Institute 2015, 2016, and New Mexico Veterans Association 2016.

WHY I AM A COUNSELOR:

I decided to work in a field that I felt that I might be able to give back what I had been given in my past, hope that it was going to be okay. I had found that if someone could help someone like me, who was like most of the clients I now serve, that I would try to help someone else. It is a joy to watch people find themselves, as they uncover who they were, and recover who they were meant to be. It is an honor and a privilege to work with the clients whom I have been given an opportunity to work with.

INTERESTS:

Being with my family, being with the horses that I work with, and riding my motorcycle.