Ruth is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist who has been in practice for 25 years. In 2017 she found her clients were increasingly asking for online appointments. They wanted to eliminate the stress of traffic and travel time, create a private space of their own choosing and settle easily into their sessions. As a result she transitioned to a fully remote practice, which is now proving to be an emerging platform for psychotherapy. Her fluency with this format helps create a comfortable environment that supports the growth and long-lasting change her clients desire.
Ruth works with clients who live throughout the state of California. They seek her help for a variety of different concerns which include: relationship and family issues, work stress, life transitions/changes, generalized depression and anxiety, any type of loss or trauma that needs mindful attention and healing, and existential questions around self-esteem and the meaning and purpose of one’s life.
Ruth’s style as a therapist is interactive, collaborative and conversational. She focuses on helping people to deepen their understanding of themselves, and to use that knowledge to overcome the obstacles that have been holding them back. Over the years she has seen her clients thrive as they start to view their challenges as opportunities for growth - turning problems and crises into newfound resilience, and discovering greater levels of joy and well-being in their lives.
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships with partners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others
Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses
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
Existential exploration - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Ruth Abrams is not in-network with any insurances.
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Private Practice, 1995 - Present
Antioch University, Los Angeles, M.A. in Clinical Psychology, 1995