Cara Natale Ruddy

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW, RPT

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Cara Natale Ruddy

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW, RPT

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

Princeton Play Therapy and Counseling Center, LLC
Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
(781) 916-9573

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Announcement icon I am providing teletherapy to children, teens, adults and families. This includes play therapy, EMDR therapy, stress management and talk.

About

There are times in life when we find ourselves feeling unbalanced, unsatisfied, lonely, or hurt. Healing and change begin when we feel deeply heard. I am a Registered Play Therapist and am skilled at helping children express their feelings, experiences and deep emotions. I meet each client with warmth and genuine curiosity as I am taught about their life experiences. Together we identify and challenge roadblocks to healthy coping, growing and thriving. I approach my therapeutic work with the ability to listen, to play and to be solutions-oriented.
Post masters, I have received advanced training in child development, attachment theory, Play Therapy, Mindfulness Based Play-Family Therapy, Sandplay Therapy, EMDR, and DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy). My training and philosophy are affirmed by the latest research in interpersonal neurobiology. I have taught courses on child development and child therapy.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $165
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: New Jersey / 44SC05417800
  • School: Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 2005

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Association for Play Therapy / T-2171
  • Certificate Date: 2013

Endorsements

Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC

Location

Princeton Play Therapy and Counseling Center, LLC
Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
(781) 916-9573

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Child
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Sandplay
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Cara Natale Ruddy

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW, RPT