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of the The Nutritional Therapy Institute Clinic

(formerly The Recovery Systems Clinic)


julia rossJulia Ross is a pioneer in the field of Nutritional Therapy and a specialist in the treatment of mood problems, eating disorders, and addictions. After 10 years of working as a counselor and psychotherapist in a variety of settings, Ross became a Program Director and founded seven successful integrative treatment programs in the San Francisco Bay Area. Some of her early achievements include starting Northern California's first programs for drug-addicted adolescents and their families and receiving a state award for her work with addiction and diabetes in California's Native American tribal clinics.

In 1980, Ross began hiring nutritionists to research the link between biochemistry, emotion and addiction. By 1986 this exploration had led to the creation of an exciting new model of treatment that combined innovative nutritional therapy and holistic medical care with conventional counseling and education. In 1988 Ross founded The The Nutritional Therapy Institute Clinic in Mill Valley, California, an outpatient program that further developed this model, with special focus on mood problems, eventually including effective alternatives to antidepressant drugs.

Ross is a popular and compelling speaker who has made hundreds of presentations to introduce the public to the extraordinary benefits of nutritional therapy. In addition to a busy lecture schedule in California and throughout the US and Canada, Julia provides advanced training and certification for health professionals. She has been an instructor at John F. Kennedy University's Graduate Psychology Program in Orinda, California, and at the University of California, Berkeley Extension's, Addiction Counseling Certificate Program. She is currently an adjunct professor at Drexel University.

The Mood Cure, released in paperback in 2004, was a finalist for "The Books for a Better Life Award" and continues to sell at extraordinary rates. Available in German, it will be available in Japanese and Romanian by 2015. Now in its second edition, Ross' best-selling book, The Diet Cure (Penguin ,2012), has sold over 150,000 copies and is available in French (as Liberez-vous des Fringales.)

The many publications that have featured Ross' work include Vogue, Counselor Magazine, and the Journal of the American Psychological???? Association. Ross has frequently appeared as an expert on radio and television. In 2006 an NBC special on The Mood Cure’s approach to depression was aired several times throughout the U.S.

Julia holds a M.A. in Clinical Psychology, as well as a California marriage and family therapy license. She is the Executive Director of The The Nutritional Therapy Institute Clinic in Mill Valley, California.

The Nutritional Therapy Institute
147 Lomita Drive, Suite D
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 383-3611 ext. 1
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