Dr. Ron Gellis, PhD - California Psychologist at Grow Therapy

Dr. Ron Gellis

Dr. Ron Gellis

40 years of experience
Solution oriented

I am a Christian Clinical, Forensic and Sports Neuropsychologist. Like many folks who get into the mental health field, I had certain mental health challenges. My family of origin was burdened with addiction and mental health. I currently have 38 years of sobriety and am intimately familiar with 12 Step, Christ-centered and Mindfulness aspects of recovery. I specialize in the treatment of Trauma and Addiction with family systems and attachment orientation. As a trained child psychologist I also place particular emphasis on developmental aspects of trauma. As a former Navy psychologist with many years working with veterans and first responders, I am very familiar with those cultures. I played college soccer, run 20 marathons, taught scuba as well as being an award winning underwater photographer and competed at the CrossFit World Games for 3 years. I am married, have a son (retired Navy) and a daughter in heaven.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

Healing and growth requires lot of work. We will be owing the org together with me acting, in some measure, as your therapeutic coach.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

"You cant transmit that which you do not have". I have made the journey of recovery from addiction and healing from trauma. It is my personal experience coupled with my training and professional experience which adds strength to my clinical personna

About Dr. Ron Gellis

Identifies as

Licensed in



My treatment methods

Faith based therapy

As a Christian I believe that regardless of the diagnosis, a relationship with Jesus Christ will provide healing and peace. That being said, all systems of trauma and addiction are implemented accordingly.


As an experienced clinician, I fit the client into the appropriate clinical milieu rather than trying to fit the clinical approach into the individual. Some clinical procedures are more appropriate for some clients.