Eric Ruffing M.A. AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapy in Costa Mesa, California, 92626

Eric Ruffing M.A. AMFT

Eric Ruffing M.A. AMFT
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Eric Ruffing M.A. AMFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision
Supervisor: Erin Pollard, LMFT MFC#50907
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Associate - 95623
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 43140
Accepting new clients - Contact me!
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Office 1
2900 Bristol St
Suite J204
Costa Mesa, California 92626
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  • Accessible Parking
  • Service Animals Welcome
Office 2
27181 Las Ramblas, Suite 200
Mission Viejo
Mission Viejo, California 92691
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Billing and Insurance

I do not work with insurance companies

Fees: My fee is $120 for 50 minutes and $170 for 80 minutes (generally couples work). I have some space for lower fees and when available I am happy to try and accommodate you. I'd be happy to speak with in general about what has you are seeking therapy and some of your goals.

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We all narrate & carry stories where ever we go. Negative stories of "depression", "crazy", "fear", "shame", "confusion", "poor choices", "perfection", loss of "hopes", "grief" & countless other words/phrases. Maybe you feel convinced you are less than or have no way out. How you (& others) created these problem stories & investigating new ways for you to (re)author them is where our work together starts. Through respectful & honest collaboration, we can find a different space around these problem stories. We'll develop new understandings of how they started & grew, so you can (re)author the way you prefer to story your life.

I'll never judge your choices. You deserve respect, to be heard, & have a say in how you want to live. I help individuals, families and couples find lost skills, develop new ideas and strategies. My process focuses on your resources, strengths, community support, life experiences, and self-agency.

I don't believe that problems your experiencing and living with have to be your truth. Let's explore new truths, definitions for your life and your future. I offer one 15 min. discussion for you to decide if we are a good match. 949-534-2604.

Email or Call Eric Ruffing M.A. AMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 43140

My Guiding Ethical Principles

I am a therapist because I want you to have a safe place to be yourself without any judgment, to be heard and be believed. I treat everyone with dignity, respect, and curiosity. I want to collaborate with you to experience, discuss and view whatever you come to me with as a story line that can be re-written.

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Services I Provide

  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy

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