Rutanya  Simon
Vetted

Rutanya Simon

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Oklahoma, Texas Accepting Online
Updated January 16, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Couples counseling
  • Family issues
  • Life transitions
  • Burnout
  • Conflict resolution

Message to clients

Rutanya Simon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Texas and Oklahoma. She works with diverse populations. She works with many people who are transitioning in life. These can be people transitioning in their careers, into adulthood or any other life transition. Rutanya is passionate about working with people of color as she is relatable and educated on the unique struggles this population undergoes.

Rutanya is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Solution Focused Therapy. CBT focuses on challenging irrational thoughts against the evidence, identifying unhealthy learned behaviors and ways to create more productive habits, and learning healthy coping skills to deal with negative emotions. Solution Focused Therapy is short-term, goal-focused therapy which incorporates positive psychology and helps clients to focus on solutions versus the problems.

Rutanya's style is conversational we will talk about the issues and specific goals the client would like to achieve through the therapeutic process. Rutanya is dedicated to building rapport and providing empathy, support and accountability.

Rutanya obtained her Master of Social Work through the University of Oklahoma. Working with Drug Court and DUI Court, Rutanya has been able to learn skills to help clients to change unhealthy habits. Working with families has allowed Rutanya to gain insight into family dynamics and ways to work with families through a non-biased lens.


Specialties

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

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

Conflict resolution - Learning how to effectively and compassionately communicate in the face of conflict, whether at work or in personal life




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families

Insurance

  • Aetna (in-network in TX)
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance (in-network in TX)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (in-network in TX)
  • Cigna (in-network in TX)
  • Oscar Health (in-network in TX)
  • Oxford Health Plans (in-network in TX)
  • Texas A&M University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas) (in-network in TX)
  • UMR (in-network in TX)
  • United Healthcare (in-network in TX)
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan (in-network in TX)
  • University of Houston Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas) (in-network in TX)
  • University of Texas at Austin Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas) (in-network in TX)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $125 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $85 - $125

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Oklahoma)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-8pm
  • Tue 11am-8pm
  • Wed 9am-8pm
  • Thu 11am-8pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-8pm
  • Tue 11am-8pm
  • Wed 9am-8pm
  • Thu 11am-8pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Betterhelp, Mental Health Therapist, 2022 - 2023
Caring Hearts PCS, Mental Health Therapist, 2017 - 2022
Resonance Center for Women, Substance Abuse Therapist, 2015 - 2017
Family and Children's Serices, Mental Health Court Therapist, 2014 - 2015

University of Oklahoma, Master of Social Work, 2014


Licensure

Oklahoma: 5848

Texas: 110209


Languages

English