Meet Mary Ruth
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in San Ramon, California. I have been licensed since 1994 after getting my master’s degree in Counseling from California State University, Hayward. I have been working with children and families for over 30 years and have a well rounded practice that includes clients as young as 3 and as old as 83.
Therapy will not work without the ability to feel safe and cared for in an appropriate way. A sense of emotional safety is essential in every session. My commitment to help my clients grow and change is deep and reflected in the way that I do therapy.
I have created a therapeutic environment that is safe and nurturing so that you can achieve growth and healing in all areas of your life. I have specialized training to work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. My approach is honest and direct. You and I will work together to assess what’s happening and then we will come up with a plan on what to do to make things better.
I have advanced training in crisis and trauma recovery. I am a certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) practitioner as well as having training in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing.
After working for Children’s Protective Services for six years I began focusing my practice on treating traumatized children and their families by using the Play Therapy model of treatment. I am a Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor in good standing with the Association for Play Therapy.
I am also a long time member in good standing of the California Association For Marriage and Family Therapy. I have an experienced Marriage and Family Therapy Intern that works with me to provide affordable counseling services.