My Background & Experience

Ross Baumann Psychotherapist Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Background

Licensed Psychotherapist • Doctoral Candidate • Spiritual Counselor

I have 15 years of experience collectively studying and practicing in the field of mental health. 

Professional Licenses:

CA Licensed MFT: Marriage and Family Therapist licensed with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (LMFT#89899)

CO Licensed MFT: Marriage and Family Therapist licensed with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (MFT.0001309)


Ph.D. Candidate:  East-West Psychology. California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA

(Successful completion of all of doctoral coursework, comprehensive examination, dissertation proposal, and assembly of committee; prior to completion of dissertation and graduation.)

M.A. Degree:  Counseling Psychology – concentration in Somatic Psychotherapy. California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA

B.A. Degree: Contemplative Psychology – concentration in Psychology of Health and Healing. Minor in Traditional Eastern Arts/Yoga. Naropa University, Boulder, CO

Clinical Experience:

I have provided services in settings including traditional one-on-one therapy, residential care, medical inpatient counseling, and clinical training for mental health practitioners at:

  • The Center for Somatic Psychotherapy
  • California Pacific Medical Center
  • Institute for Health and Healing
  • The Marina Counseling Center
  • Anam Chara
  • Currently in Private Practice

I have in-depth training and experience treating individuals, couples, families, children, geriatrics, and groups presenting concerns ranging from:

  • Relationships and Intimacy
  • Stress, Anxiety, and Depression
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction
  • Trauma (acute and chronic)
  • Sexuality 
  • Self Identity and Gender Identity
  • Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence
  • Anger Management
  • Open and Alternative Style Relationships
  • Life Transitions
  • Greif and Loss (family, friends, and animals)
  • Pain Management (chronic and post-op)

Psychotherapy Groups and Clinical Trainings Provided:

  • A Somatic Approach to Mindfulness in Psychotherapy Clinical Training - Marina Counseling Center
  • A Somatic Approach to Managing Anxiety Clinical Training - Marina Counseling Center
  • Somatic Practice Clinical Training Part I – Marina Counseling Center
  • Somatic Practice Clinical Training Part II – Marina Counseling Center
  • General Community Support Group – Institute for Health and Healing
  • Relationships and Intimacy Group – Center for Somatic Psychotherapy

In-Patient Psycho/Social Rounds: California Pacific Medical Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

  • Collaborative consultation with healthcare practitioners (i.e. Medical Doctors, Registered Nurses, etc.) to provide holistic and integrative care to patients and their families.

Affiliations / Certificates / Additional Training:

AAMFT Clinical Fellow: Professionally affiliated with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy - Colorado Division.

East-West Spiritual Counseling Certificate: Completed at the Doctoral level, focus includes Non-Dual Perspectives, Eastern Traditions, and Shamanic Counseling. CIIS, San Francisco, CA.

Yoga Siromani / Teacher of Yoga: Awarded by the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre – Kerala, India.

Integrative Medicine Education / Clinical Experience: Emphasis on Integrative care. Institute for Health and Healing, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA.

Somatic Consultation / Trainings: Clinical Training informed by Formative Psychology®, with Peter Wright, MFT.

Formative Psychology® Program: Taking Charge of Your Life, with Stanley Keleman.

Somatic Experiencing™ and Yoga: Working with Trauma through SE and Yoga, with Peter Levine, Ph.D., and Mariana Caplan, Ph.D., MFT

Advanced Clinical Concepts: Focused on Object Relations Theory, with Alberto Verona, Psy.D.

Scholarly Works:

Dissertation in Progress: The Challenges Posed by the Easternization of the West: A Comparetive Dialogue between Chögyam Trungpa and C.G. Jung. (Committee: Jorge Ferrer, Carol Whitfield, Karuna Leary)

Forthcoming Publication: Embodied Spiritual Inquiry into the Nature of Human Boundaries:  An Integral Education and Research Case Study. Summited to the International Journal of Transpersonal Studies. (Sohmer, Baumann, Ferrer).

Personal Interests:

I am passionate about spending time in nature, I enjoy hiking and a variety of wilderness activities. I am an artist, musician and enjoy traveling. I appreciate drinking tea and am an avid lover of animals.


"I have a great appreciation for Ross' clinical expertise and highly recommend working with him!"