Phillip (Ross) Buttner

Phillip (Ross) Buttner, Ph.D, LP

Professional Background

Phillip (Ross) Buttner is a Licensed Psychologist (LP).

Ross received his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from UW-Madison and Ph.D in Clinical Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in California. He has traveled extensively and spent two years at a meditation center completing numerous extended silent meditation retreats.

Additional Training

Ross has completed trainings in the somatically-based Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Existential group process work, and has expertise with anger-management and communication skills from his 7 years working with domestic violence clients. Ross has worked in both community counseling as well as acute partial hospitalization settings. Ross brings over 25 years of practice and research of mindfulness to his sessions, bringing presence and humor into his sessions in treating depression and anxiety-related concerns, including trauma, grief, identity and life-change crises.

Ross has also completed our specialized training to integrate one's own faith into the therapy process. For more information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Areas of Focus

Ross' therapeutic approaches may include: using exposure-based methods and other CBT-oriented methods in working with:

  • Communication skills
  • Depression
  • Stress and Anxiety Disorders
  • OCD
  • Trauma
  • Anger management
  • Self-esteem
  • Spiritual concerns
  • Life meaning
  • Relational Concerns (working with both individuals and couples)

Ross works with individuals ages 10 and up and also works with couples.

Outside of Work

Ross spends his free time in nature, trail running, swimming, biking, and fixing up his cabin. He enjoys exploring the world and the wilderness, engaging in his passion for landscape photography along the way.