Ruth Washton LCSW

Ruth Washton LCSW

Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Life Coach, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 35349
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Office 1
60 East 12th Street
Suite 2F
Manhattan, New York 10003
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

Fees: I have an out of network fee of $150.

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People say I have a calming presence and that they feel safe with me. I feel honored when someone trusts me enough to share a hurtful or even shameful experience. When you feel safe enough with a therapist to unburden yourself of painful feelings, healing can begin. I integrate traditional talk therapy with IFS (Internal Family Systems) and hypnosis, two approaches that work with both mind and body to begin to heal the hurt you are carrying.

Email or Call Ruth Washton LCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 35349

More Info About My Practice

When I take a snapshot of the problems presented to me over the years, more often than not there is an underlying trauma. Trauma is often hidden beneath self-criticism, difficulty forming or maintaining relationships, poor self-esteem, anxiety or depression. While abuse and neglect are more commonly associated with trauma, there are other experiences that wreak havoc as well. Perhaps you experienced your parents' bitter divorce with the demand that you take sides, pulling you emotionally from one to the other. You may have grown up with an alcoholic parent or one with a serious mental illness. As an adult you may have experienced the betrayal of a friend or lover, suffered significant financial loss, or been faced with the diagnosis of a serious illness. All of this and more, I consider trauma and treat it is such.

My Role as a Therapist

You are front and center, the focus of my attention. I listen, I ask questions, search for patterns and themes in what you tell me, and make observations to help you understand yourself and get out of your own way. I rely on my intuition and training to guide me.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

I was afraid to take any risk in my life, afraid to trust my gut, my intuition, to make the changes that were necessary but felt too unfamiliar, too far outside my comfort zone. Step by step, I can help you build your confidence and courage so that one day, you too will be ready to take that leap of faith.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Breakup
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Criticism
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Depth Hypnosis
  • Depth Therapy
  • Dreamwork and Dream Analysis
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions

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