Title: Psychologist (Retired), Advisor, Consultant
Company: Community Counseling Center
Location: Cambria, California, United States
Ross Kremsdorf, PhD, JD, Retired Psychologist, Advisor, and Consultant at the Community Counseling Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Professionals for dedication, achievements, and leadership.
During his time at California State University, Dr. Kremsdorf enrolled in an undergraduate psychology class. There, he was introduced to the field and immediately became convinced he could make a difference in the world by helping individuals struggling with psychological issues. In 1973, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, which was following by a Master’s in clinical psychology from Arizona State University in 1976, remaining there for one more year to acquire a PhD in clinical psychology. Later, in 1998, Dr. Kremsdorf returned to school at the California Pacific School of Law, earning a Juris Doctor.
After becoming a licensed psychologist by the California Board of Psychology, Dr. Kremsdorf gained experience at Good Samaritan Hospital, Atascadero State Hospital, Camarillo State Hospital, and the California Living Centers. In 1981, he was hired as the program manager of child and family services at the Desert Counseling Clinic. Remaining there until 1988, Dr. Kremsdorf became the program director at the counseling center within Bakersfield Family Medical Center from 1991 until 1997. He then took on the role of clinical unit supervisor and psychologist at the Kern County Medical Center, where he demonstrated success until 2007. That year, he was hired at Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, where he excelled as the system of care administrator for the quality improvement division until he retired in 2017.
As a testament to his success, Dr. Kremsdorf has been abundantly awarded throughout his career. Most recently, in 2016, he was recognized for his outstanding contributions and achievements with the Mental Health Professional of the Year Award at the Seventeenth Annual Academy Awards. Earlier, in 2011, he earned the Essential Piece of Recovery Award from Kern County Mental Health, which is just one of many additional honors that has been presented to Dr. Kremsdorf. Reflecting on his myriad accomplishments, he credits his drive and persistence to succeed despite a lack of financial support. Consistently motivated to help those suffering from mental health conditions, Dr. Kremsdorf volunteers in his spare time at local community activities, trainings, and presentations.
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