Ruth Fankushen, LMFT

Ruth Fankushen, LMFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage Family Therapy - 94555
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 34521
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2659 Portage Bay East #11
Davis, CA
Davis, California 95616 - United States
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Your child or teen is stressed out, overwhelmed, and irritable. They are going through changes and it's hard to see them like this. Even though you're doing everything you can think of to help them, you feel like it's not enough. Your child or teen has become emotional and sometimes angry or defiant. You might fear or even know that they are engaging in self-harm. They're withdrawing and struggling with school and with getting their work completed. Something is going on, but you're not sure what it is. You only know that you want nothing more than for your dear child to feel better.

I'm passionate about helping overwhelmed children (10+) and teens worry less, discover coping skills, and increase happiness and self-esteem. Please contact me today to schedule your free 20-minute consultation.

Email or Call Ruth Fankushen, LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 34521

More Info About My Practice

Compassion and creativity guide my work. Bringing creative experiences into sessions can be beneficial because they can help us to go deeper and often serve as bridges between conscious and unconscious parts. That said, I tailor sessions to each individual client. For some people, straight talk therapy works best. I'm trained in evidence-based modalities like CBT, as well as Play Therapy, Sand Play, Depth work, and Bereavement counseling.

I work with older kids (10+), adolescents, and adults. My office is in a peaceful setting surrounded by gardens. There is free and easy parking available.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

I chose to become a therapist because I care deeply about helping others who may feel confused, lonely, stuck, anxious, and/or hopeless like I have at points in my life.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

Therapy usually works best with weekly meetings (sessions last for 50 minutes). This regularity helps facilitate steady progress toward your goals. If you'd prefer to meet every other week, please contact me because this may be possible.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Older children (ages 10+), Adolescents/Teens, College Students/Young Adults, Adults, and Elderly

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Stress
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Play Therapy
  • Sand Tray / Sand Play Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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