Chuck Ruby

Psychologist, PhD

Verified by Psychology Today
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(301) 685-0366 Website

Chuck Ruby

Psychologist, PhD

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Welcome, MD 20693
(301) 685-0366
Offers online therapy

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Website

About

I work with adults using humanistic and existential approaches. This means I view so-called "mental disorders" as expected and natural human reactions to common life challenges. Despite conventional wisdom, there is no scientific evidence that they are literal illnesses of the mind or brain. Instead, they are personal, spiritual, political, economic, moral, and existential challenges that we all face. They can be very emotionally disruptive and problematic for us, but rest assured, there is nothing literally ill about you. Nothing is wrong with your brain.
The best way to help you is to treat you respectfully as a fellow human traveler, and not as a patient who is sick. Seeing these problems as medical ones does nothing more than alienate you and cause more pain. Psychiatric drugs merely suppress emotions and they can be dangerous. See more at my website: www.chuckruby.com and www.mysmokeandmirrors.com.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 25 Years
  • License: Maryland / 03372
  • School: Florida State University
  • Year Graduated: 1995

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Int'l Society for Ethical Psychology & Psychiatry / Executive Director
  • Certificate Date: 2005

Location

Welcome, MD 20693
(301) 685-0366
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
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Chuck Ruby

Psychologist, PhD