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Julie Ruiz, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Self esteem, Motivation Career difficulties Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a counselor in Michigan with over 20 years experience as an LPC . I have over 20 years experience in counseling and therapeutic relations encompassing academics, in-patient mental health, business/workforce training, recreational and social services settings. Focus areas include managing stress, navigating life transitions, life skills, motivation and goal setting and self-esteem, relationship issues, interpersonal conflict, blended families, grief and loss, workplace stress, career success, career decision-making, work-life balance, mental health and health and wellness, search for meaning and fulfillment, blended families, multicultural relationships, anxiety and stress management, and the therapeutic use of animals and nature for healing . I many years of specialized experience in career and employment counseling and extensive resume building experience, and coaching through employment and employability issues. My background encompasses helping people of diverse backgrounds, age range, religions, and cultures.

My style is compassionate, calm, understanding, and joyful and incorporates a holistic, solution focused approach that is both intuitive and logical. Clients find me very calming, understanding and non-judgmental, honest, and perceptive. I believe that every human being is unique and beautiful and I have great respect for each individual, and expression of their authentic self.

I have great caring and regard for people and love helping individuals find their worth, strengths and gifts as I see these as keys in empowering people. I believe in an individual and their ability to heal, transcend their situation, overcome challenges and succeed in finding personal growth and happiness. I believe in the innate ability for a person to change their maladaptive thoughts and patterns, solve problems and achieve integration in mind, body and spirit.

I value investing in people, relationships, and environments and by being an active contributor with positive impact, giving and receiving love, forgiveness, compassion, joy and humor. I have found that viewing issues from a troubleshooting mindset can be helpful in generating options. I am very practical, innovative and solution focused in my approach and problem-solving strategies.

Thank you for taking time to read my profile. I would consider it an honor to partner with you at this time and help make positive change in your life. I am looking forward to connecting with you soon.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Self esteem, Motivation Career difficulties Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Communication problems, Divorce and separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

MI LPC 6401007035


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Julie Ruiz. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Julie has been so helpful in my healing journey. Very understanding, personal, and kind.

Written on Nov 11, 2022 after therapy with Julie for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Julie has been the first therapist I’ve ever worked with and she made me feel extremely comfortable and at ease. She has helped me work through personal struggles with finance, self image and relationship issues by utilizing the skills and “fire inside” me in a way I never knew I was capable of. After every session with Julie I felt a little lighter and happier, her positivity and empathy towards my feelings through every session has helped me so much.

Written on May 14, 2022 after therapy with Julie for 6 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Julie is kind, compassionate, intelligent and so very insightful. She makes me feel welcomed and comfortable at all times to share what it is I am struggling with each week, and she does so without judgment. She remembers our previous conversations and took the time to get to know me and my situation which allows us to make the most of each session. She is thoughtful in her advice and gentle in her delivery of it. I would highly recommend her.

Written on Apr 03, 2022 after therapy with Julie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Julie is a thoughtful, supportive and encouraging therapist. I always looked forward to our sessions . She’s responsive, well informed, and provides a plethora of resources. I’d highly recommend her to anyone new to therapy or looking for someone easy to converse with.

Written on Jan 13, 2022 after therapy with Julie for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

This is my first experience with therapy, and Julie has been absolutely wonderful! She has communicated in such a helpful, gentle way and provided me with manageable ideas and tasks to help me climb out of the hole I sometimes find myself in.

Written on Nov 20, 2021 after therapy with Julie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, and self esteem