Eleanor Ruckman

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, ATR

Verified by Psychology Today
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(510) 257-9746

Eleanor Ruckman

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, ATR

Verified by Psychology Today

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Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 257-9746

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About

Life is challenging. We all benefit from receiving support as we navigate transitions, relationships, and the constancy of change. I have 20 years' experience supporting people who span a diverse range of ages and cultural backgrounds. My approach integrates body and sensory awareness with relaxation practices. I offer information about how neurobiological processes impact functioning and experience. The therapeutic relationship is collaborative and dynamic as we observe and shift unhelpful patterns of thought and behavior. Some people choose to make art as part of most meetings; others prefer to mostly talk.
Exploring and implementing strategies and skills keeps therapy practical, grounded and effective. I incorporate recovery-based principals and a harm reduction approach. I know that all change is incremental and happens through persistence. Clients express appreciation for my humor, the accuracy of my reflections, and the ways that I honor diversity.
Recently a new client expressed to me: "This is what a therapeutic relationship feels like!" If you are ready to make positive change, and would like to receive supportive understanding, down-to-earth guidance, and immediately applicable tools, please contact me.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $140
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Claremont EAP
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 16 Years
  • License: California / 40803
  • School: Notre Dame de Namur University
  • Year Graduated: 1999

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Art Therapy Credentials Board / ATR #10-188
  • Certificate Date: 2010

Location

Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 257-9746

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Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Child
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
Sexuality
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Expressive Arts
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Narrative
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused

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Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
Photo of Eleanor Ruckman, MFT, ATR, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland
Eleanor Ruckman

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, ATR