I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida and have been providing both individual and couples counseling services for many years. I received my Masters in Counseling Education from the University of Central Florida (CACREP Accredited) and have a certificate in Marriage and Family Counseling. I have a background working with a variety of issues but have specialized in working with clients with addiction, anxiety and depression. More specifically, I have experience working with clients with trauma, low self-esteem, grief and loss, relationship issues and those who are going through life changes. I also enjoy teaching life and coping skills, assertive communication, boundary setting, identifying core beliefs and doing relationship counseling, and life coaching.
Along with a base of person-centered therapy, while taking into account how society, culture, and family shape us, I may use cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution focused therapy depending on what is a right fit for the client. I believe no two clients are ever alike and finding a rapport and trust with each client is a top priority.
I create a safe space for you to explore who you are, your experiences in life, and what you would like to become or experience by providing a non-judgmental, respectful, calm, stable, and positive atmosphere as your counselor. I will allow and guide you to be your authentic self.
Thank you for taking the time to read a little about me and most importantly, thank you for taking the first step! It can be difficult to take care of ourselves even when everything is going great, reaching out when things are hard is a big step.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Body Image, Codependency, Communication Problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Self-Love
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
FL LMHC MH15219
Ruby is great! She’s very solution focused and guides me into creating real change for myself. By utilizing her suggestions, I have been able to organize my life better and create a better work/life balance. Additionally, she is helping me through a difficult family situation by allowing me to talk through my issues and find a solution or ways of coping. I highly recommend her as a therapist! She is very easy to talk to and attentive to your needs.
Written on Nov 22, 2022 after therapy with Ruby for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
Ruby is an excellent counselor and I’m so grateful I was paired with her. I spent a very long time with Ruby as my therapist and can only say the best of things. She is knowledgeable, she is insightful, she is a great listener, she is genuine, and she is honest. In my time with her I felt heard and understood, and while I felt accepted I still felt guided and encouraged in my self-growth journey.
Written on Jun 16, 2021 after therapy with Ruby for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse
I absolutely love and look forward to my sessions with Ruby. She truly listens to understand and helps support me in knowing I am not alone in my challenges. I deeply respect and appreciate our time and work together.
Written on Nov 18, 2020 after therapy with Ruby for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
Ruby listens and is well versed in understanding my issues. The past few weeks have been me spilling my guts a lot but she is thorough and understanding!
Written on Jul 06, 2020 after therapy with Ruby for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Ruby is always kind and willing to listen. She checks in and offers many ways to respond to difficult situations. I’m happy I was paired up with her.
Written on Jun 04, 2020 after therapy with Ruby for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes
We've only had one solid chat session, and a few brief exchanges, but so far Ruby has been welcoming, patient and understanding. She's gone ahead and provided additional information and work, because at the end of the day it is still work for us to improve our mental health.
As of now, I look forward to more sessions,
Written on Apr 26, 2020 after therapy with Ruby for 6 months