Heather Ruddell, MA MFT

Heather Ruddell, MA MFT

Professions: Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern - R3408
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 23774
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Office 1
355 High St SE
Salem, Oregon 97301 - United States
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Billing and Insurance

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $60 per session

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My number one goal is to provide a safe and judgement-free place for you to work on the things that bring you into counseling. I believe that all of us find ourselves in need of counseling from time to time. Whether you have concerns about your individual life, couple life, or family life, I would love to be a part of your progress and your journey. Counseling is much more than a job to me, it is an honor and privilege. I look forward to meeting with you.

Email or Call Heather Ruddell, MA MFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 23774

More Info About My Practice

My fee is $60 per session and sessions are 50 minutes long. I am unable to accept insurance at this time. I accept cash, check, visa, mastercard, discover, or Health Savings Account (this is an account set up through your employer).

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I love seeing the progress that people make in counseling. Sometimes it is quick and other times it is slow but I am more concerned with quality than quantity. I can remember being in counseling myself and therefore I get a lot of personal satisfaction out of helping others. This is my way to pay it forward.

What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process

Therapy doesn't have to be scary! Many of my clients have admitted to being nervous the first time they came to see me but they were soon able to relax and just be themselves. While it is completely normal to be nervous, I hope you will give counseling a try. Many people find it to be a very enlightening and rewarding experience. Maybe it's time to do something for yourself?

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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