Ross Cole, LCSW
Primary Therapist - Veterans Program
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Masters of Social Work
Ross Cole is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and serves as a Primary Therapist in HopeWay’s Veterans Program. His mental health career includes work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in a variety of settings. For over 5 years, Ross has worked specifically with military Veterans at the Salisbury VA Medical Center providing specialized treatment for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He completed VA-credentialed training in evidence-based treatments for PTSD, including Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). He also is trained in other emerging PTSD treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Conjoint Therapy, Written Exposure Therapy, and STAIR (Skills Training in Affective & Interpersonal Regulation). Inspired by HopeWay’s vision and reputation for excellence, Ross came to HopeWay in 2020, and is excited to offer another avenue for Veterans to receive life-changing mental health treatment.
Ross is a native North Carolinian, but considers Seattle, WA his second home, having lived there for 9 years after college. Ross refers to himself as a “double Tar Heel,” completing both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at UNC-Chapel Hill. When he is not working with Veterans or cheering on the Tar Heels, he is usually working out, reading, serving at his church, relaxing with friends, or “uncle-ing.”