Traci Ruble, LMFT
|Professions: Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: MFT - 51082|
Billing and Insurance
Fees: $180 / 50 minute session
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My approach is practical, collaborative and goal directed.
I think about these four things and apply them to the goals you bring in;
1) how you are thinking that may be limiting
2) feelings and body sensations and weathering them with grace
3) your relating style and how it helps you and how it hurts you and how your style is showing up in our relationship
4) practicing new skills inside and outside sessions so you are changing not just talking
You can schedule a free consultation online through my website and we can talk live and learn more about each other that way or you can read on or both. Either way, thanks for stopping by.
I am a unique bird. I am that classic caring therapist and at the same time a collaborative and direct therapist. I am always balancing compassion and acceptance for what is, with change. I have been practicing for twelve years and continue to do advanced training - specializing in couples and communication styles. I am sent many highly successful downtown professionals who are learning about vulnerability, feelings and relationships for the very first time. I am comfortable working with executives and professionals after many years in corporate life and they are usually comfortable with me.
Email or Call Traci Ruble, LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14208
More Info About My Practice
If there was one comment most clients share with me they say "This isn't like any therapy I have done before because you are so honest and real". I am open-heartedly direct, skilled and playful. My experience as a wife and mother and my many years in a corporate role and now running a global community listening non-profit all influence my work.
I write a lot about therapy and started a downtown psychotherapy clinic in San Francisco called Psyched in San Francisco with several staff clinicians and over 70 writers who write for Psyched Magazine.
Call me and we can schedule 20 minutes to talk for free on the phone to see if we are a good match. You can book online through my website or call me directly.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I LOVE working with couples and have spent several years doing advanced couples training. I love working with downtown professionals who have been very successful in their professional lives - leaders / executives / lawyers / doctors / engineers but who lack the emotional tools needed to sustain meaning and happiness in a genuine ongoing way. I am referred a lot of men because something about my directness works well with men. I have worked with a lot of new parents before and after baby to strengthen their relationship before their child arrives.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
I can't imagine wanting to become a therapist unless my life had been radically transformed by my own therapy. My many years in personal psychotherapy that is ongoing today help me stay open in the face of really big feelings and experiences, to take responsibility for my own human limitations and repair well, and to trust the process and you the client. No matter how hard it gets, I know first hand that it won't always feel this bad and that we actually can change things for the better.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Actually we are all weak at times and strong at others. Going to therapy, however, is the chance to change and the chance to be supported as you go through big changes. Raising your hand and saying "Ok need some help over here" is more an admission of wisdom than weakness. Second, the stats are that most of us catch a "mental flu" at least once in our lives. You go to the doctor when you have the flu...you get treated, you take care of yourself and then you are back to feeling better. Therapy is about treating mental flus and finding the root causes so you don't keep catching them. American culture and old school psychology took individualism too far. We are interdependent creatures and therapy is often about learning how to be "interdependent".
My Blog Posts
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Services I Provide
- Family Therapy
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
Ages I Work With
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