Ruth Robbins, Therapist in Los Angeles, California — Zencare
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Ruth Robbins

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Psychologist, PhD Practice: COPE Psychological Center
California Accepting Online
West Los Angeles Waitlist In-person
Updated August 10, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic illness
  • Aging related concerns
  • Depression
  • Perfectionism
  • Insomnia & sleep issues

Professional statement

Dr. Robbins is a clinical psychologist with over a decade of experience who believes a strong therapy relationship can not only be transformative, but life changing. With a warm and supportive approach, she works to provide a safe space for honest and genuine exploration of oneself and the barriers to emotional well-being. In your work with her, she will utilize her expertise to help identify unhelpful thought and behavioral patterns keeping you stuck and together you will work to modify these.

She has extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and mindfulness-based approaches with a specialization in cognition and mind-body connection. She works with individuals, families and couples in the treatment of anxiety, depression, life transitions, chronic pain, neurodegenerative diseases, and other mental health concerns. She views her role as helping clients deepen their understanding of themselves and others in order to move towards a life that feels more authentic and valuable to them.

She recognizes that sometimes getting started can be the most challenging and daunting aspect of change. She looks forward to standing by you and empowering you while you take your first steps in this journey.


Message to clients

I'm passionate about helping you create the life that you want. Whether it be sleep difficulties, depression, chronic pain, relationship issues or otherwise getting in your way, I aim to understand your experience and to help provide the skills, tools, and insights to create a different relationship with your experience. I use the first few sessions to begin to understand what your current circumstances are and subsequently explore different ways of changing and/or accepting those circumstances. I use evidence treatments to guide our work together. Sometimes those treatments may come in the form of changing behavior, sometimes it can come in the form of reframing a thought, and other times it can come in the form of accepting an emotion, and sometimes it's all three. Regardless, I look forward to getting to know you and being a part of your journey. Feel free to reach out today to schedule a free consultation!


Specialties

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

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Aging related concerns - Coping with memory loss, loss of independence, and other physical and/or mental impacts of aging. May include support for family or caregivers and resource planning for changes in living situation.

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Insomnia & sleep issues - Exploring ways to improve sleep patterns, develop healthy sleep hygiene, master relaxation techniques, manage stressors, reduce worrying, and address insomnia




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • ComPsych

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $250 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $200 - $250

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
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West Los Angeles practice
1849 Sawtelle Blvd., Suite 610, Los Angeles, California 90025
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

COPE Psychological Center, Clinical Psychologist, 2022 - Present
Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System, Clinical Psychologist, 2017 - 2022


Licensure

California: 31618


Languages

English


Therapy Groups

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DBT Skills

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