Alec Ross, LCSW, RDDP

Clinical Director and Staff Therapist

“Little could humble me more than convincing Al Ross to join the Providence Farm team this past April. Everyone on the North Shore knows Al, his heartfelt work, and his deep impact on his clients. If you have the pleasure of working with Al, you will soon know your son will be in the care of a clinician who loves them and who changes lives. Al and I have been friends and colleagues for years – our shared love for our clients and this work brought us together in leading Providence Farm.”

– Stephanie Zwilling

Alec Ross graduated from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration and is a licensed clinical social worker and certified substance abuse counselor. He has worked in the field for over 37 years. In addition, he is an adjunct faculty member at Loyola University in the Graduate School of Social Work and at the Institute for Clinical Social Work where he teaches Substance Abuse Treatment. He has had extensive experience consulting with various mental health agencies and schools in the areas of Social/Emotional Learning, program development, substance abuse prevention and intervention, and suicide prevention and intervention. Al works with adolescents and adults in individual, family, couple and group counseling.

In his free time, Al loves times with his children, fiancé, and dear friends. He is passionate about teaching, reading, grading (way too many) papers, music, and traveling. Oh, and root beer slurpees.