Ross Gildow, MA


Ross is a compassionate therapist and an adventurer at heart, finding peace and inspiration in the great outdoors. Before Ross embarked on his path to becoming a therapist, he dedicated nine years of his life to serving his country as an Infantryman in the Army which included two deployments to Iraq. Ross’s journey as a soldier began with a deep sense of duty and commitment.

Ross is a dedicated individual who has achieved significant milestones in counseling and psychological services. He recently graduated with a Master of Arts in Counseling and Psychological Services from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, along with a graduate certificate in addiction studies. Ross is continuing his education by working towards his Doctorate of Psychology from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.

Ross is passionate about providing an integrative approach with influences from humanistic existentialism, cognitive behavioral therapy, and individuals facing co-occurring disorders. Ross’s perspective is rooted in the understanding that mental health and substance use are not isolated issues; rather, they often intersect and influence one another. Ross believes that by acknowledging this interplay and addressing it with empathy and evidence-based approaches, individuals can find more effective paths to healing and recovery.