Therapist Profile

Name:
Ruth Hoffman Cooper, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
260 Maple Ct., Ste. 122 Ventura, CA 93003
Phone:
(805) 639-0301
Website:
License Number
LMFT29554
Practicing Since:
1986
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Feeling stuck in patterns of thinking or behavior that are not working well? Feeling overwhelmed by stress, anxiety or depression? Problems in your relationship? My primary treatment approach with individuals is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). You will receive respectful treatment that is informed by research and gives careful attention to your specific needs, strengths and challenges. Between sessions you will have self-help assignments so you end therapy not only feeling better, but with the skills to live better. Studies of CBT have shown it to be useful for a variety of problems, including anxiety disorders, depression, and substance abuse disorders. I also teach stress management, mindfulness practice and meditation, and am a certified hypnotherapist. Hypnosis can improve creative problem-solving and deepen learning. My work with couples is based on the Gottman Method of therapy. The Gottman Method emphasizes teaching couples practical, research-based skills to strengthen and repair their relationships. Due to the challenges of accessing mental health insurance coverage, I see most clients on a fee-for-service basis, and help them get reimbursed by insurance directly. I have a generous scholarship fund, so call for a free 30-minute consultation even if I am not in your insurance network.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Day and evenings appts. available
Services
Insurance
Aetna, Beacon Health Options, Most PPO's and Indemnity, Out-of-Network coverage, Victims of Crime
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
Yes
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Adolescents
Anxiety
Career Stress and Changes
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
Families
Hypnosis
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Parenting
PsychoEducational
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Family Systems
Humanistic/Existential
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
European

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