Lawrence M. Ross, Ph.D.

Lawrence M. Ross, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has been in practice for 30 years. Dr. Ross is an open care patients choice winner for 2016 as one of the top Clinical Psychology practices. He received the community choice award in 2017 as a top psychologist in Norfolk Virginia, as verified by Also in 2017, he was rated as one of the top three psychologists in Norfolk Virginia as per the ranking organization

Dr. Ross treats a broad range of issues including addiction treatment and recovery, co-occurring disorders, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychosis, ADHD, PTSD, anger control and stress management. Modalities of treatment include cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, family systems theory and psychodynamic therapy. The therapy modality used depends on the specific needs of the individual, couple, family or group.

Dr. Ross received his Bachelors Degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He completed a double major with honors in Psychology and Philosophy. He was elected to both Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. His Masters Degree in Psychology was earned from the New School for Social Research where he was awarded a full scholarship to study cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy and developmental child psychology. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville where he was awarded a full scholarship to study psychodynamic/object relations therapy, clinical child psychology and existential psychotherapy. He graduated at the top of his class.

Richard Hill, M.D.

Dr. Richard Hill received his medical degree from the University of South Florida and went on to complete a residency in psychiatry at St. Vincent‘s Hospital – New York Medical College. He then completed a child psychiatry fellowship at New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center. He came to Hampton Roads in 1999 as medical director of Norfolk Psychiatric Center. Dr. Hill has done inpatient work at Riverside Regional Medical Center as well as Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center. He currently is an attending psychiatrist at Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center and is director of the Transitional Care Unit. Dr. Hill has been in private practice at Comprehensive Psychological Services since 2004. Dr. Hill has had a special interest in addiction and has been active in treating addiction throughout his career. He is fully credentialed by the state of Virginia to prescribe Suboxone. Dr. Hill‘s expertise is in both pharmacological management of psychiatric as well as addictive disorders. This will allow him to provide a comprehensive approach to the medical management of patients at GHR.


Gene Germano, M.D.

Gene Germano M.D. is an internist, and addiction medicine physician. Serving as Medical Director for multi-specialty group practices, he provides consultations for Chemical Dependency Recovery and Mental Health Wellness partial hospitalization programs. Acute psychiatric medicine inpatient consultation services and hospitalist rehabilitation attending physician services provide for a well-rounded approach to behavioral medicine. He applies the best of both specialties to provide an unparalleled Addiction Medicine evaluation and treatment.

Working his way through college as an Emergency Medicine Patient Care Technician, he completed a double major at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Awarded an American Heart Association research grant, and multiple merit based scholarships, he completed medical school at Wright State University Boonschoft School of Medicine, in Dayton, Ohio. With clinical psychiatric and internal medicine residency training at University of Virginia’s Roanoke-Salem Program, he has been practicing in the Hampton Roads area since February, 2010.