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Ruby Orcutt(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
New York
Anxiety -Life coaching- Life transitions-Burnout-Life purpose & meaning- Relationship issues-

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Professional statement


Ruby Orcutt is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor based in Buffalo, NY. She focuses her expertise on providing support to female students and professionals who experience a sense of overwhelming pressure to succeed. This can lead to creative blocks or burnout, leading to feelings of frustration, confusion, guilt, and a lack of motivation. Ruby's clientele primarily consists of women who are either entrepreneurs or new to the workforce, facing difficulties in cultivating self-confidence and establishing personal boundaries. As a result, they find themselves drained and hopeless, prompting them to seek therapeutic intervention. These women are motivated to pursue personal growth and transformation, aiming to achieve a state of equilibrium, wholeness, and fulfillment, free from the burdens of anxiety and stress.

Ruby adopts an integrative approach, tailoring her counseling methods to meet each client's unique needs. She helps them set meaningful goals for personal growth and overall well-being, tapping into their intrinsic motivations to identify effective strategies for a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle. Utilizing various therapeutic modalities, such as somatic work, including Natural Processing and somatic EMDR, cognitive interventions, mindfulness practices, and coaching techniques, Ruby enhances clients' self-awareness regarding burnout, stagnation, and diminished self-worth. Through their work with Ruby, clients learn to explore their emotions, assert their needs, take practical actions, and gain insight into the impact of their lifestyle choices on their overall well-being.

Ruby holds a Master's degree from Medaille College and integrates principles of positive psychology to empower her clients. She supports them in navigating challenges in their personal, academic, and professional journeys. Ruby also facilitates positive and sustainable changes in their lives, fostering a balance between their work and personal spheres. Guided by Ruby's expertise, clients develop self-assurance, find purpose, and achieve a harmonious integration of work and life.

Message to clients


When you find closed doors, you open windows. When there are no resources, you become resourceful. When there is darkness, you become the light. You have been taught to act on limiting beliefs that do not serve you and prevent you from living with intention and purpose. You can tap into your values, strengths, talents, skills, knowledge, and intuitive wisdom for growth and transformation, aiming to achieve a state of equilibrium, wholeness, and fulfillment.

Holding your space as you learn to attend to your inner wisdom and recognize your ability for change is an honor. While working together, you will identify what is true to you and what you love and value, and I will support you in actualizing those insights. When you increase discernment about your innermost needs and honor them, there is no harm to you or others, no selfishness, and, more importantly, no guilt. I invite you to consider looking out for yourself with kindness and compassion.

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

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

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

SHURMATZ COUNSELING, LCSW, PC, Mental Health Counselor
SOUL PRAXIS THERAPY, INC, Mental Health Counselor
LAKE SHORE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, Chemical Dependency Counselor

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


English, Spanish


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)

Locations & Hours

Hi! I offer a 10-15 minute video consultation to learn more about your current needs, get to know each other, and explore if we are a good match for an effective therapeutic relationship!


  • 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 do take Highmark of Western and Northeastern New York.

Client testimonials

"Ruby is great"
- Zencare client June 2023

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