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Education Gave A Licensed Psychotherapist's A Solid Foundation

Ross Rosenberg graduated from Towson University (Maryland) in 1987 with a B.A. in psychology. He graduated from Boston University in 1988 with a M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology. Rosenberg is a licensed psychotherapist who is certified as an addiction counselor and sex addiction therapist. He owns Clinical Care Consultants, an Arlington Heights counseling center and the training company, Advanced Clinical Trainers. Rosenberg is the best-selling and award-winning author of The Human Magnet Syndrome: Why We Love People who Hurt Us. He creates video content for a YouTube channel, which has amassed 2 million views. Ross is considered an expert in codependency, trauma, sex and love addiction, and Narcissistic and Borderline Personality Disorders.

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What is the scope and responsibilities of your current role?

"As the owner of Clinical Care Consultants (CCC) I oversee seven psychotherapists, one supervisor and two administrative staff. I am a psychotherapist, run the operations, marketing and clinical oversight of the company. At present, I am developing plans to expand CCC by opening a second office. As the owner of Advance Clinical Trainers (ACT), I provide trainings, seminars and keynote speaking to both a local and international audience. ACT sells DVDs and downloadable trainings/seminars that are sold to both the general and professional customer. I am also an author who has written The Human Magnet Syndrome: Why We Love People who Hurt Us and have started my latest book, The Codependency Cure: Breaking Free from Narcissists."

What is your favorite part of your daily duties?

"I love it all! I truly enjoy running CCC and ACT, while providing psychotherapy, developing seminars/trainings and online content. All of my professional responsibilities tap into my various passions: therapy, business, marketing, writing, art and online technology."

Do you feel your education prepared you for your current role?

"Yes it has. Both Towson and Boston University gave me a solid foundation for what I would eventually become."

Do you have any advice for people who desire to pursue a similar career?

"Don't rush into college. 18 years old is a very young age to know what you want to do for the rest of your life. Waiting a few years provides you with perspective for the real world, the challenges of living independently and the rigors of life. Working for a few years scares you a bit, which only adds to one's focus and determination in accomplishing your educational goals. Set high and lofty goals; dream big! Always have the proverbial carrot in front of you.   When you really know what you want and who you are meant to be, move fiercely toward it. Never lose sight of your future self, as the image and feelings associated with it will carry you through hard times."

Michelle Guilbeau is a writer, reviewer, teacher and business owner. She also has experience in school administration, literacy coaching and is proud founder of and Michelle enjoys sharing her knowledge of cities, food, travel, education and parenting issues with her readers. Her work can be found on

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