Kelsey  Ruiz

Kelsey Ruiz


Mental Health Counselor - Limited Permit, MHC-LP Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Updated October 15, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Domestic violence
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual health & dysfunction
  • Sexual harassment & assault
  • Transition to new parenthood
  • Women's issues

Professional statement

Kelsey works primarily from a person-centered approach, while also pulling from cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), existential, and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Clients often benefit from a more diverse approach, so Kelsey aims to provide each client with the best care tailored specifically to them. She likes getting to know her clients and their interests and welcomes clients bringing songs, paintings, sculptures, books, and other meaningful art into sessions to help express their thoughts and feelings.

Message to clients

My goal is to help you feel confident and supported, while encouraging you to make the best decisions for yourself. I aim to provide honesty and education where I can but trust that you know yourself best. We can use body movement and artistic expression to enhance our work together in addition to our talk therapy.

I want to empower you with the tools you need to overcome your challenges and face your fears. While you may feel alone in the world, you aren’t! I can help you build a strong supportive network, including myself, to help you keep going. I know from personal experience how important taking care of your mental health is. I want to help you find and love your true self and become a better, healthier, stronger version of you.


Domestic violence - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for those surviving a partner’s abusive attempts to control one’s thoughts, beliefs, and actions

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Sexual health & dysfunction - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life

Sexual harassment & assault - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for survivors of sexual abuse and assault

Transition to new parenthood - Working with parents as they adjust to new parenthood

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • AllWays Health Partners (formerly Neighborhood Health)
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Humana
  • Meritain Health
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Trustmark
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am - 7pm
  • Tue 8am - 7pm
  • Wed 8am - 7pm
  • Thu 8am - 7pm
  • Fri 8am - 4pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 3 years

Resilience Lab, Therapist, 2023 - Present

Eastern Michigan University, Masters, 2022


New York: P124494