Therapist Profile

Name:
Kymberlee S. Ruff, M.S.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
1035A De La Vina Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone:
(805) 962-5564
License Number
LMFT21817
Practicing Since:
1986
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Kymberlee has worked in the field of Psychology for 30 years. She began her training in 1978, studying the traditional techniques of psychotherapy in psychiatric hospitals. Kymberlee went on to study the techniques of psychoanalysis for the next 20 years.

Kymberlee opened her own private practice in Santa Barbara in 1986. Over the years she has studied with many brilliant psychotherapists developing extensive experience treating individuals, couples, families and group therapy.

Kymberlee mentored under the renowned Dr. Irwin Bloom for 17 years until he passed away.

Kymberlee is 1/4 Cherokee Indian. In the past 10 years, after many years of traditional education, she began studying the healing therapy techniques form the Indigenous Elders of many Native American Tribes. Kymberlee has also spent 25 years studying with Dr. Marshall Rosenberg who founded "The Center for Non-Violent Communication."

In an attempt to further understand the importance of empathy, Kymberlee has also had the remarkable experience of studying the ancient techniques of compassion from Tibetan Lamas.

In response to the current economy today, Kymberlee has a sliding fee scale and will try and accommodate each client's financial situation.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Evening and Weekend Hours
Services
Over the last 30 years working in Psychology, I have learned many techniques.
Insurance
Call Office for Insurance Accepted, Most Insurance Accepted
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.S., California Lutheran University, 1983

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
ADHD-Attn Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Anxiety
Aspergers Syndrome
Attachment Therapy
Avoidant Personality
Career Stress and Changes
Critical Incident Stress Management
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Creativity
Creative Solutions
Crisis Intervention
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Eating Disorders
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Families
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Group Therapy
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
HIV Related
Hypnosis
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Infertility/Adoption/Pregnancy
Individual
Interracial Couples
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Learning Disabilities
Mediation
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Parenting
Persons With Disabilities
Personality Disorders
Phobias
Pre-Marriage Counseling
PsychoEducational
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Rape Victims
Relationships
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Sexual Dysfunction
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Terminally Ill
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Adlerian
Art/Movement/Psychodrama
Attachment
Behavioral
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Cognitive
Control Mastery
Communications
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Developmental/Depth
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Family Systems
Gestalt
Humanistic/Existential
Jungian
Narrative
Object Relations
Psychoanalytic
Psychodynamic
Psychology
Self Psychology
Somatic
Systems
Certifications
Center for Non-Violent Communication Specialist
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Native American, Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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