Ruby  Orcutt
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Ruby Orcutt


Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
New York Accepting Online

Hi! I’d love to read your message! I offer a 10 minute Zoom consultation call to learn more about your current needs, and to explore if we are a good match for an effective therapeutic alliance.

Updated May 16, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Life coaching
  • Life transitions
  • Burnout
  • Life purpose & meaning
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Ruby Orcutt is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor located in Buffalo, NY. Ruby specializes in working with female students and professionals who feel overwhelmed by the pressures placed on them to succeed. This can lead to creative blocks or burnout, which comes with feelings of frustration, confusions, and lack of motivation. Ruby’s clients are women that are entrepreneurs or new to the workforce, and face challenges in feeling confident in themselves, leaving them without boundaries. They feel drained and hopeless, which brings them to therapy. They seek change in their lives so they can feel balanced and whole, rather than anxious and stressed.

Ruby uses an integrative approach to supporting her clients. She helps clients set goals for themselves and for their wellbeing, taking what’s motivating them to make changes, and identifying what changes would be the most effective in creating a healthier lifestyle. She also incorporates somatic work (Natural Processing, somatic EMDR), cognitive interventions (CBT, REBT), mindfulness, behavioral strategies, and coaching into her sessions so that clients can become more aware of the body sensations, thoughts and behaviors that lead to burnout, stagnation, and feelings of low self-worth. Clients practice asserting their needs with others, and learn how to communicate effectively. They find a calm, nonjudgmental space where they can work through what they’re feeling and how their lifestyle impacts them.

Ruby earned a Master’s degree from Medaille College. She uses positive psychology to empower clients to feel confident in their abilities as they navigate school or the workplace and to make healthy changes in their lifestyles so they can feel balanced across work and life.

Message to clients

When you see closed doors, you open windows. When there are no resources, you become resourceful. When there is darkness, you become the light. When there are challenges, you practice stillness and follow through. You have been taught to act on shared beliefs that do not serve you, and prevent you from living with intention and purpose. You have the ability to tap into your values, strengths, talents, skills, knowledge, and intuitive wisdom to live in fulfillment.

It is an honor to hold your space as you learn to attend your inner wisdom, and recognize your ability for change. While we work together you will identify what is true to you, what you love and value, and I will support you on actualizing that truth. When you increase discernment about your innermost needs, and you honor them, there is no harm to you or others, there is no selfishness, and more importantly there is no guilt. I invite you to consider the possibility of looking out for yourself with kindness and compassion.

When you are at your emotional best, you are able to give that best to the world with honesty and generosity. In this way your energy is limitless!. Also you learn to receive… YES! When you are emotionally healthy, you can make healthy requests, you can wholeheartedly assert your needs, and you can joyfully live a life in consistent fulfillment.

If we are called to create a better world, let's first create our own lives!


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Burnout - Managing and recovering from stressors that lead to feelings of decreased motivation and disconnection from the self; practicing effective self-care and finding ways to relax both physically and mentally

Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Independent Health
  • Univera Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $180 (50min)
  • Initial session: $180 (50min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • As needed
Therapist's note

I accept Blue Cross Blue Shield or Highmark insurance plans that are specifically for Western New York.


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 Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 7:00 - 9:00 am, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 - 9:00 am, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 - 9:00 am, 3:00 - 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

RUBY ORCUTT MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING, PC, Mental Health Counselor, 2021 - Present
SHURMATZ COUNSELING, LCSW, PC, Mental Health Counselor, 2019 - 2023
SOUL PRAXIS THERAPY, INC, Mental Health Counselor, 2020 - 2021
EVERGREEN HEALTH SERVICES, Mental Health Counselor, 2017 - 2019
BESTSELF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, INC., Mental Health Counselor, 2016 - 2017
LAKE SHORE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, Chemical Dependency Counselor, 2014 - 2016

Craig Penner, Natural processing II: Subtle dissociation - developmental trauma - attachment Dynamics, 2021
Shurmatz Counseling, LCSW, PC, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), 2021
Shurmatz Counseling, LCSW, PC, Shame, 2021
Craig Penner, Natural processing I: Integrating somatic therapy with EMDR therapy, 2020
Shurmatz Counseling, LCSW, PC, Grounding Skills for Dysregulated Clients, 2020
Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute, Intensive Trauma-Focused Therapy & Flash Technique, 2019
Mindfulness Coaching School, EMDR, Positive Psychology and Somatic Coaching, 2018
Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute, EMDR and Complex Trauma, 2017
Mark Grant, EMDR Protocol for Pain, 2017
Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute, EMDR, 2017
American Counseling Association., Career Counseling: A Life Career Development Perspective., 2017
Medaille College, Buffalo, NY. , Master of Arts, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2016
Erie Community College, Buffalo, NY, Certified Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services counselor (CASAC), 2014
Pedagogical and technological University of Colombia, Bachelor of Educational Sciences: Applied Arts, 1996


New York: 009405