Ross Ginkel, Psy.D.
I am excited to be part of the great clinical staff the UWF Counseling Center. I enjoy several professional interests in the field of psychology including multicultural psychology, trauma and abuse recovery, substance abuse treatment, couple's therapy, and veteran's counseling. I am currently serving as the liaison to UWF Military and Veterans Resource Center to help provide counseling services to military and veteran students.
I view my role as a therapist is to provide a safe, warm therapeutic environment that fosters the growth of my clients. Through this growth, people find more effective ways of dealing with life's challenges. My approach to therapy is to work collaboratively with each of my clients, taking into account the unique needs of each individual. I rely on present as well as historical information in helping clients build a better understanding of their current difficulties. Sessions are focused on that which is most relevant to my clients in order to help them develop a deeper sense of their emotional experience and individual needs. We then work collaboratively to create a plan for meeting their needs more effectively. I believe change can occur through all levels of experience- emotional, behavioral, social, intellectual, and spiritual/existential. My hope for those with whom I work is increased self-awareness, enriched relationships, deeper emotional engagement, and healthier, more flexible functioning.