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Stacey Ruiz Psychotherapy, LMHC

Stacey Ruiz believes it's important for her clients to feel safe, understood, and valued. Building a healthy therapeutic alliance founded on trust, transparency, compassion, and freedom is needed to achieve emotional healing.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $80-140
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“Seeing a smile on my client’s face as they’re being unapologetically themselves and witnessing how they thrived after my contribution to their emotional healing are the most rewarding parts of this profession.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
To be honest, I was unsure about what I wanted to do in life and who I wanted to become. I went to four different colleges, exploring several careers until I was given the opportunity to volunteer at The Door, a youth organization. This is when the bubble I was living in burst. I became aware of how much help was needed, especially in my community. I realized how privileged I was and felt the need to give back somehow. I met different clinicians on-site who inspired me to pursue this career. Seeing a smile on my client’s face as they’re being unapologetically themselves and witnessing how they thrived after my contribution to their emotional healing are the most rewarding parts of this profession.
What should someone know about working with you?
I am a very organized and structured therapist and I believe in the power of visuals to engage clients. I love using worksheets, different activities, and even arts and crafts if I consider it beneficial for the client. I can be very flexible and understanding. I value honesty, punctuality, and communication. I like to work with clients who are not afraid to try new things and challenge themselves.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
In the near future, I am interested in learning about EMDR, which is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective in the treatment of trauma. This additional tool will better serve clients who have experienced or witnessed adverse events in life. I'm excited and motivated to keep learning.
“I am a very organized and structured therapist and I believe in the power of visuals to engage clients.”
Interested in speaking with Stacey?