Mary Ruth Cross


Mary Ruth Cross


Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist - MFC31934
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8 Crow Canyon Court
Suite 207
San Ramon, California 94583

My Approach to Helping

Seeing the whole, unique person is the first objective my staff and I have in understanding what is happening with each person who comes to Treehouse Family Counseling Services. We work as a treatment team to get a 360 degree view of anything that might be contributing to the problems at hand. Treehouse Family Counseling Services focuses on creating a safe and sacred space to work on problems, find solutions and heal emotional wounds. We do not have a "cookie cutter" approach to therapy and counseling. We create an individual treatment plan that addresses the clients problems in as complete a way as possible. Our goal is your good mental health.

More Info About My Practice

Treehouse Family Counseling Services creates a safe place to play and heal by using play therapy and other sound psychotherapeutic methods to treat emotional issues in children, teens, adults and families. We are a team of licensed and pre-licensed clinicians working together to provide services. Session fees range from $110- $180 a session. We provide an insurance receipt at each session for the client to bill directly to their insurance company. Offices hours are by appointment only, Monday through Friday. Please contact us today so we can see how we can help you feel better today.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

As the CEO and Owner of Treehouse Family Counseling Services, I provide consultation, supervision and advanced training in play therapy to my staff of licensed and pre-licensed clinicians. I have advanced training in trauma recovery with adults and children alike. I am certified as a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, C.A.M.F.T. Certified Supervisor and I am certified in using both Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) as well as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Everyone wonders from time to time if there is a better way to do things. Sometimes we can figure this new way out on our own and sometimes we need a little help. Psychotherapy can help figure out the new way of thinking about things or a new way of doing things so that your needs are better met. One of the key ingredients to successful therapy is having the right fit between the client and the therapist to develop a strong and trusting relationship. At Treehouse Counseling Services we focus on building this relationship so that effective changes can be made. When the therapist is really listening and seeing the client as a unique and authentic self then deep healing is possible.

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Consultation
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Other
  • Creative Arts Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Child abuse, trauma recovery, sensory processing disorders

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Developmental Model of Couples Therapy
  • Drama Therapy
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Filial Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Parent Work
  • Play Therapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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