Panelist Bio

Dr. Keisha Ross

Dr. Keisha Ross graduated from Saint Louis University with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.
Dr. Ross provides clinical services to children, adolescents, and adults. Her specialty areas include treating and understanding complex trauma, and cultural competence emphasizing race/ethnicity with the intersecting identities of religion/spirituality, gender, sexual orientation, and disability.

She also is an educator, trainer, clinical supervisor, leader/advocate, consultant, and innovator with subject matter expertise in race-based stress/trauma. She is a member of several local and national organizations holding executive membership and officer positions.

Dr. Ross provides local, national, and international training on diversity and inclusion. She is the recipient of the 2018 Missouri Psychological Association (MOPA) Leadership Award, an inaugural recipient of the 2020 St. Louis VA Advancing Diversity in Psychology (ADIP), and the 2021 ADIP award. She also provides expert testimony with emphasis on the impacts of structural racism, implicit bias, and historical/intergenerational trauma on communities of color. Her passion is in decreasing stigma about mental health with a focus on advocacy/empowerment in urban minority and underserved populations.