Ruth  Abrams

Ruth Abrams

Marriage and Family Therapist, MFT
California Accepting Online
Updated November 30, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Relationships
  • Communication issues
  • Work stress
  • Life transitions
  • Existential exploration
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

In my work as a therapist I bring many years of professional experience, as well as a life-long commitment to furthering my own personal growth.  While it isn’t always easy to explore difficult topics, when it’s done in a safe environment - free of judgment and with an open mind and heart – it can be a life-changing experience.  With tremendous respect for you, and for the therapeutic process, I will pay close attention to the problems you want to resolve, while never losing sight of how to help you nurture and honor the deepest part of who you are. 


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Ruth Abrams is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)

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:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

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

Work and Education

Private Practice, 1995 - Present

Antioch University, Los Angeles, M.A. in Clinical Psychology, 1995


Languages

English