Heather Ruddell


Heather Ruddell


Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - C5171
Secondary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - T1615
Billing and Insurance:
Fees: $90 per 50 minute session. I can provide receipts for insurance reimbursement.
Evening Availability


355 Miller St SE
Salem, Oregon 97302

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My Approach to Helping

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.

More Info About My Practice

My fee is $90 per session and sessions are 50 minutes long. You can pay with cash, check, debit, credit card, or Health Savings Account (this is an account set up through your employer). I can also provide receipts for insurance reimbursement.

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 in 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
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Bullying
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • 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
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • 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
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
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