Ruth Karasik, LCSW
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Ruth Karasik

LCSW

Ruth Karasik is a psychodynamic therapist who applies an interpersonal and integrative approach to her work. Her style is warm, curious, and interactive. She works with adults and adolescents and specializes in relationships, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, and grief. She utilizes a variety of modalities, including interpersonal and relational theory, trauma therapy, and CBT.
Specialties
General Mental Health
Relationship Issues
Trauma & PTSD
Locations
Finances
Sliding Scale
A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
UnitedHealthcare
Oxford Health Plans
Oscar
Out-of-pocket
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“I pride myself on building safe and meaningful relationships with my clients and I strongly believe in the power of getting to know you and understanding your narrative and experience in this world.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
My path to becoming a therapist came from my own experience in therapy and my passion for working with people. Therapy helps you gain insight into yourself and the skills that allow us to live more meaningful lives. I care about helping folks get where they want by helping them understand and ultimately find peace in a deeper connection with themselves. In addition to my private practice work, I have worked in a variety of clinical settings, including schools, an outpatient hospital, and in residential treatment facilities. I have pursued training in interpersonal and relational theory at William White Institute and psychoanalytic theory at Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center (PPSC). I have done training in accelerated experiential dynamic psychotherapy (AEDP), emotional focused therapy (EFT), and trauma-focused CBT.
What should someone know about working with you?
I pride myself on building safe and meaningful relationships with my clients and I strongly believe in the power of getting to know you and understanding your narrative and experience in this world. I believe in the therapeutic relationship that involves working interactively and collaboratively; I am engaging, thoughtful, and present. My background as a yoga and mindfulness teacher, studies in nutrition, and healthcare studies inform the ways in which I strive to help my clients achieve a better balance between negotiating daily stress and building care and compassion for themselves.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I participate in individual and peer group supervision weekly where I consult on cases and reflect on the work I am doing. I am in intensive training and a variety of institutes and am committed to continuing my education. In addition, I am a yoga and mindfulness teacher and I participate in mentorship and monthly trainings that teach me tools and techniques to manage everyday emotions that I share with my clients. These practices and teachings complement my work with my clients in the therapeutic room.
“My background as a yoga and mindfulness teacher, studies in nutrition, and healthcare studies inform the ways in which I strive to help my clients achieve a better balance between negotiating daily stress and building care and compassion for themselves.”
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