Ellen Rugg, MA, MSW, LICSW
|Professions: Clinical Social Work, Psychology, Psychotherapy|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: LICSW|
Billing and Insurance
I am an in-network provider for:
Fees: My fees are: $120 for an individual session
$45 for a group therapy session
Many of my clients chose to not utilize insurance for therapy
due to the desire to optimize confidentiality. I am happy to
speak more about how confidentiality is compromised when
health insurance is utilized for therapy.
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For over 25 years I've had the good fortune to help adults feel better about themselves & their relationships. My style is warm, straight-forward & collaborative. I use a strength-based approach and have had success helping with a broad range of life's problems.
Issues I enjoy working with include: changing relationship patterns, mid-life issues, women's issues, boundaries and "people-pleasing", assertiveness & self-confidence, and grief & loss.
I love to work with family-of origin issues, and help people to re-work faulty beliefs rooted in childhood.
I work collaboratively with each of my clients to create a specific plan based on strengths, needs, and goals. Depending on what your needs are we may:
1. work psychodynamically (explore your history to learn how it is affecting your current life),
2. work cognitive- behaviorally (explore how distorted beliefs may be affecting your current feelings & behavior),
3. work to resolve trauma/abuse by weaving back and forth between the "here & now" and the past.
I also have several women's therapy groups and believe strongly in the power of groups.
Women's Supportive Therapy Groups--
There are two sections of this group; one section meets every Wed eve at 5:15pm until 6:30pm.
The other section meets every other Tues eve at 5:15pm until 6:30pm. Group fee is $45 per session.
In October 2016 I will have an opening for one new member in each group.
Single at Midlife Group:
This group meets once monthly, on a Friday, from 3pm until 4:45pm. This is a new group, and
will begin in January 2017. Group fee is $50 per session.
Group often becomes a highlight & touchstone in the week of group members. It becomes a place to learn more about oneself, as well as a place to have meaningful, growthful conversations with other women. Women in my groups tend to be middle-aged, self-aware, supportive of one another, and high functioning members of the community. Groups are designed to be supportive & growth enhancing, and are not designed to treat mental illness.
In October of 2016, I will have one opening for a new member in the group which meets Wednesday evenings, and two openings for new members in the group which meets every other Tuesday evening.
I'm also privileged to be a WA State Certified Clinical Supervisor, and enjoy supervising
new therapist associates as they work toward licensure.
Email or Call Ellen Rugg, MA, MSW, LICSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 08361
More Info About My Practice
$120 per individual session
$45 per group session
Preferred Provider: Premera, Lifewise, First Choice, Anthem & GHC Access PPO & Options plans.
I am out-of-network with: Aetna, Cigna, and UnitedHealthcare, and will be happy to provide you
with an invoice you can submit for out-of-network reimbursement.
Because my groups are designed for self-growth and support, they do not meet the "medically necessary"
criteria in order to be covered by insurance.
I love my work and consider it a privilege to be a part of therapeutic change process.
Feel free to contact me if you feel that you & I may be a good therapeutic "fit".
Ellen M Rugg
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Self-esteem & self-confidence.
Grief & loss.
Services I Provide
- Clinical Supervision
- Group Therapy
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
Adults: women: middle-aged and older.
Women's Therapy Groups:
Women's Supportive Therapy Group
Clinical Supervision Groups
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