A Dallas native, Gene Ross serves as Executive Director of Serenity View Recovery Center. Over the course of his career, he has provided services in a variety of settings including child protective services, prevention services for at-risk youth, residential addiction treatment, and outpatient psychotherapy. He has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of North Texas and sits on a number of advisory boards.
A self-described “child of the ’60s,” Ross grew up with a family that he says was very much involved with community development. That may account for his desire to be a social worker from as far back as he can remember. Specializing in the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders, trauma, and relationship problems, Ross is passionate about expanding the sensitivity of human suffering and combining evidence-based methods for the alleviation of this pain. “One of the things I value most in my life is helping people who are suffering,” he says.
Hear more from Gene Ross in this interview on the Beyond Theory Podcast.