As part of our commitment to providing leading-edge treatment practices, Healing Springs Ranch has created a “Board of Fellows”.

Comprised of industry leaders in specific areas of expertise, each member is an authority in research, clinical practices and education. Many of their findings have been professionally published, and they are also established national and international lecturers.  This accomplished group of experts is directly involved in continually training and consulting with our own clinical team, as well as providing educational opportunities to our clients.

Kathy Steele, MN, CS

Fellow

Kathy Steele, MN, CS has been in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia for over three decades. She was a co-founder and served from 1995 – 2016 as Clinical Director of Metropolitan Counseling Services, a psychotherapy and training center. She is also an Adjunct Faculty at Emory University. Kathy is a Fellow and a past President of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), and is the recipient of a number of awards for her clinical and published works, including the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award from ISSTD. She has authored numerous publications in the field of trauma and dissociation, including three books. Ms. Steele is known for her humor, warmth, respect, and depth of knowledge as a clinician and teacher, and for her capacity to present complex issues in easily understood and clear ways. She is sought as a consultant and supervisor, and as an international lecturer on topics related to trauma, dissociation, attachment, and psychotherapy.

Dana C. Ross, M.D.

Fellow

Dana C. Ross, M.D. is a psychiatrist in the Trauma Therapy Program at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, Canada. She practices trauma-focused individual and group therapy, and also provides consultations. She runs an 8-month relational therapy group in the Trauma Therapy Program as well as trauma-focused psycho-education and skills groups.

Dr. Ross is a lecturer in the Division of Equity, Gender and Population at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada. She has a strong interest in teaching and education and is applying to the Master of Health Professions Education program at Illinois University in Chicago for entry in September 2017.  She has taught both undergraduate and postgraduate classes at the University of Toronto, and is particularly interested in curriculum design and assessment.

Dr. Ross has designed and co-facilitated a half-day trauma seminar for first year University of Toronto psychiatry residents with the aim of increasing exposure to concepts and skills related to trauma, PTSD, and dissociation. She has had numerous speaking engagements across North America with a focus on trauma, education, and psychotherapy. Dr. Ross co-chaired the 2016 Trauma Talks conference in Toronto, Ontario which focuses on the concept of trauma-informed care. The 2016 conference theme was ‘advocacy for trauma-informed care’ which is an area of interest for her.

Dr. Ross completed her psychiatry residency in Ontario, Canada, at the University of Toronto and at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She completed a Master of Neuroscience degree at the University of Calgary, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and finished her undergraduate degree at York University in Toronto, Canada. She is also a member of the students and emerging professionals committee of ISSTD.

Dr. Ross enjoys painting, writing, music and spending time with family and friends.

Dolores Mosquera

Fellow

Dolores Mosquera is the Director and psychologist at INTRA-TP, Institute for the Research and Treatment of Trauma and Personality Disorders in A Coruna, Spain. She has lectured internationally on EMDR and is an EMDRIA-accredited facilitator and consultant. She has published a series of books on EMDR including: Borderline Personality Disorder and EMDR Therapy and EMDR and Dissociation, A Progressive Approach. Her published papers include: Application of EMDR Therapy to Self-injury and Self-harming behaviors, and Understanding and Treating Narcissism with EMDR Therapy.

Charles S. Lowery, Ph.D

Fellow

Charles S. Lowery, Ph.D. is President and CEO of Lowery Institute for Excellence, Inc., a non-profit training and consulting organization. Dr. Lowery’s diverse background includes leading a psychological private practice, serving as a college professor, working as a management consultant and speaking as a corporate motivator. For ten years he was pastor of Hoffmantown Church, which was one of the fastest growing churches in America. Hoffmantown baptized over 3000 people during his years there and planted Sagemont Church that now runs over 12,000. Charles’ unique style of humor, encouragement, and motivation has made him one of the most sought after speakers in the country.

Dr. Lowery has helped to train and motivate sales forces, management teams, and employees in companies as well as staffs and congregations across America. Dr. Lowery holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology from the University of South Carolina.

LIFE, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to encourage, inspire and motivate men and women through teaching the essential principles of success in the workplace, relationships, and in all areas of life. LIFE, Inc. offers practical and helpful seminars that assist each person in achieving his or her full potential. LIFE, Inc. also provides resources addressing a wide variety of subjects and relational topics.

Dr. Lowery resides in Texas with his wife Penny. They are the parents of three daughters and are grandparents.

Kenneth Schmidt, MA, LPC, NCC

Fellow

Kenneth Schmidt is a Catholic priest of Kalamazoo, MI, where he was ordained in 1981.  He has served as an associate pastor in two parishes.  He has served in various roles in the diocesan Tribunal since 1992, when he earned a doctorate in canon law.  For twenty-one years he served as a campus minister and Pastor of St. Thomas More Catholic Student Parish, and recently was named as pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Portage, MI.  He also serves his diocese as the Director of the Office of Priestly Life and Ministry.

Ken earned a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and is a Licensed Professional Counselor.  He is a cofounder of the Trauma Recovery Program in the Diocese of Kalamazoo, and cofounder and Executive Director of Trauma Recovery Associates. TRA educates and fosters the development of organizational leaders, human service providers, and trauma survivors themselves to respond more effectively to the impact of childhood trauma.  TRA has trained in 23 states and seven countries.

Colin A. Ross, M.D.

Fellow

Colin A. Ross, M.D. completed medical school at the University of Alberta and his psychiatry training at the University of Manitoba in Canada. He is a Past President of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, and is the author of 200 papers and 28 books. He has spoken widely throughout North America and Europe, and in China, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand. He has been a keynote speaker at many different conferences, and has reviewed for over 30 different professional journals.

Dr. Ross is the Director of hospital-based Trauma Programs in Denton, Texas, Torrance, California and Grand Rapids, Michigan. He provides weekly cognitive therapy groups at all three locations, in person in Texas and by video conference in Michigan and California. He has been running a hospital Trauma Program in the Dallas area since moving to Texas in 1991.

Dr. Ross’ books cover a wide range of topics. His clinical books focus on trauma and dissociation and include: Dissociative Identity Disorder. Diagnosis, Clinical Features and Treatment of Multiple Personality, Second Edition (1997); Schizophrenia: Innovations in Diagnosis and Treatment (2004); The Trauma Model: A Solution to the Problem of Comorbidity in Psychiatry (2007); Trauma Model Therapy: A Treatment Approach for Trauma Dissociation and Complex Comorbidity (2009); and Structural Dissociation: A Proposed Modification of the Theory (2013).

Dr. Ross has published a series of treatment outcome studies in peer-reviewed journals, which provide evidence for the effectiveness of Trauma Model Therapy. Many of his papers involve large series of cases, with original research data and statistical analyses, including a paper entitled ‘Trauma and Dissociation in China” in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

Besides his clinical psychiatry interests, Dr. Ross has published papers and books on cancer and human energy fields, as well as literary works including essays, fiction, poetry and screenplays. He has several different hobbies including travel.

Katherine Glenn, Ph.D.

Fellow

Katherine Glenn, Ph.D. is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist in North Carolina. She is also nationally certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors as a National Certified Counselor and as a Masters Addictions Counselor. Dr. Glenn is certified in the Trauma Model by the Colin Ross Institute in Richardson, Texas, and she is recognized as a Diplomate and Clinical Mental Health Counseling Specialist in both the subspecialties of Substance Abuse and Co-occurring Disorders Counseling and Trauma Counseling by the American Mental Health Counselors Association. Dr. Glenn has been in private practice for over twenty years in Greensboro, North Carolina, and is a founding partner at Triad Counseling and Clinical Services, LLC, where she specializes in the treatment of trauma and addictions.

Dr. Glenn has served on the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors for four years, and she currently serves as Ethics Chair of the Board. She is a founding board member of the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina. She has been recognized by the Counselor Education Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as Distinguished Practitioner and she has served on the Advisory Board for the Department since 2009. A special interest of Dr. Glenn’s is working with impaired professionals, and she is presently working to establish a professional well-being program for impaired counselors in North Carolina.

Since 2002, Dr. Glenn has consulted with Linda Alexander, MS, LPC, LCDC in the treatment of addictions and trauma using a cognitive and experiential model of treatment developed by Ms. Alexander. This model of treatment most successfully treats the dual processes of compartmentalization and detachment, which are central to addictions-related and trauma-related disorders.