Therapist Profile

Charlie Ruff, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
6381 Auburn Blvd Ste 2 Citrus Heights, CA 95621 UNITED STATES
(916) 910-9412
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Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Succumbing, surviving or surpassing? Life often surprises us with unwanted obstacles that challenge us to improve upon all of the skills that we have acquired thus far. Marriage, divorce, children, illness, loss, aging, accidents, death-all change lives in ways that are unexpected and often troubling. The results can be conflict and stress in relationships, struggles on the job, adjustment disorders, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, and trauma.

I support clients in healing from the challenges, losses, and trauma that they have suffered. With her empathic support, clients begin to construct changed meanings and directions for their lives. Gathering new resources for the days ahead, they have the opportunity to experience greater satisfaction with themselves and their lives. For over six years, I have worked with active duty service member, their families, and civilian employees on military bases in the U.S., Europe, and the Pacific as a Military and Family Life Consultant/Counselor. This experience gives me a strong background in the challenges facing our armed forces. I have great respect for how these folk have served our country and feel honored to continue to work with them in private practice.

Insurance taken: MHN, Blue Shield, Value Options (Military One Source, Wounded Warrior Program), TRICARE, Magellan

About My Practice

Office Hours
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Individuals, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Writing and Creativity Blocks
Blue Shield of CA, Health Net Insurance, Magellan, MHN, Out-of-Network coverage, Private Pay, Sliding Scale, Tricare, Value Options
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy


MA, Counseling Psychology, John F. Kennedy University MA, Teaching of English, Teachers College, Columbia University

Area of Specialty

Anger Management
Career Stress and Changes
Communication Skills
Crisis Intervention
Employment Issues
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Step/Blended Families
Sand Tray Therapy
Victims of Crime
Working With Therapists


Theoretical Orientation
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Emotion Focused Therapy
Object Relations
Other, e.g. NLP, EMDR, etc.
Transpersonal Psychology
Certified Poetry Therapist, National Association of Poetry Therapy
Languages Spoken
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)


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