Ruth Santos-Ortiz | Sandy Springs

LPC, NCC

Ruth is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) specializing in multicultural counseling as well as individual, couples, and family therapy. She maintains a private practice in Sandy Springs, Georgia. In addition to over 20 years of experience as a pastoral counselor, Ruth has a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. She also has seven years of experience working as an individual, marriage, and family therapist in the Latino community settings in Metro Atlanta.

Ruth is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build onto their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Ruth currently serves as a private practitioner and works with a broad spectrum of clients. She is trained in PREPARE/ENRICH and the Gottman Method, and she is certified in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR). Among her areas of expertise are individual counseling, premarital counseling, couples/marital counseling, family counseling, pastoral counseling, and children and adolescents. She also specializes in mindfulness, depression group counseling, behavioral problems, addictions, substance abuse, parenting, depression, anxiety, domestic abuse, grief and loss, trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), women's issues, postpartum depression, phase-of-life problems, and spirituality issues.

In addition to being a well-known relationship therapist, Ruth has presented at national and international conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of women’s issues.


ISSUES

Addiction, Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Cancer, Career Counseling, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Family Conflict, Grief, Hoarding, Infidelity, Internet Addiction, Life Transitions, Marital and Premarital, Medication Management, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Parenting, Peer Relationships, Pregnancy, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Spirituality, Stress, Women's Issues, Prepare-Enrich Premarital Counseling, Gottman Method Couples Therapy

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Premarital/Marriage Counseling, Guidance and Career Counseling, Grief


CLIENT FOCUS

Age: Preteens/Tweens (11 to 13), Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19), Adults, Elders (65+)

Category: Couples, Family, Group, Individuals, Veterans, Lesbian


TREATMENT APPROACH

Types of Therapy: 12-Step, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-based, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Compassion Focused, Culturally Sensitive, Dialectical (DBT), Eclectic, Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential, Family/Marital, Family Systems, Gottman Method, Integrative, Imago, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Multicultural, Narrative Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic, Person-Centered, Positive Psychology, Prolonged Exposure, Relational, Relational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Trauma Focused


QUALIFICATIONS

School: Mercer University
Year Graduated: 2014
License No. and State: LPC009753 Georgia

Locations

Ginomai Counseling LLC
6065 Roswell Road, Suite 620
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Office Phone: (678) 802-9852


OFFICE HOURS

7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Online Therapy/Video Counseling: Yes


FINANCES

Average Cost: $120–140/session

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accepted Payment: Cash, Check, American Express, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Other

Accepted Insurance: None

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