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 and in 2018, 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.

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.