Dr. J. Robert (Bob) Ross


• Tampa Bay, Florida

Dr. J. Robert (Bob) Ross is a licensed marriage and family therapist with degrees from Emory University (Ph.D), Southeastern Louisiana University (B.S.) and Columbia Theological Seminary. His experience includes over 25 years in private practice as well as 10 years in campus ministry, teaching at Lincoln Christian University and Seminary, Southeastern Christian College, Alabama A & M University and Midway College. Bob is also a published author of the books My Marriage Manual, Freedom from Sexually Compulsive Behavior, How to Enjoy Being a Parent and more.

Bob knows it is an honor and a source of joy when his clients share their pain and difficulties with him and allow him to help in their healing. He gains great satisfaction from helping distressed couples turn their unhappy relationships into the harmony and intimacy that God intends for all marriages. A basic principle of Bob’s counseling is summed up by the words of fifth century monk, Abba Amonas, who told everyone who came to him for counsel, “Pay attention to yourself.” Bob believes it is possible for God to work in their lives and experience His healing grace only when people are honest with themselves.

Bob has been married to Doris for 63 years, and together, they have three children, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.