Maria A Ruiz

Psychological Associate, PsyD

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(941) 205-7485

Maria A Ruiz

Psychological Associate, PsyD

She/Her/Hers


Location

Manatee Associates of Counseling & Assessment LLC
975 Riverside Drive
Palmetto, FL 34221
(941) 205-7485
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

About

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In life, we ​​all go through difficult moments where we need to reinvent ourselves. Life’s circumstances often force us to question our self-esteem, confidence, and what we think of ourselves. Understanding how we feel is not an easy task, sometimes we get confused, and we may know something needs to change but don’t know how to do it. However, everything is easier when we seek professional help that can do what the people around us cannot, which is: listen non-judgmentally, understand our issues, challenge with respect, and guide us in dealing with our problems easier.
I specialize in working with individuals who have experienced trauma, low self-esteem, self-doubt, anxiety, depression, alcohol use, grief, parenting, and relationships issues (jealousy, mistrust, defensiveness, and lack of communication).
Therapy is a collaborative process; we will work together to achieve your goals. I can help you understand the deeper roots of your symptoms and life patterns. In therapy, you are the expert, and I’ll be on your side, collaborating with you, helping you understand your own emotions, listening to your strengths, and watching for obstacles.
En la vida todos pasamos por momentos difíciles, y es tanta nuestra tristeza que no comprendemos el por qué, o el para qué. Lo cierto es que son precisamente esos momentos de crisis y de transiciones que nos hace crecer, nos obliga a evolucionar, y a transformarnos. A veces es inevitable no sentirse solo y confundido. No saber qué hacer o qué camino tomar. Para estas situaciones existe la ayuda profesional, ya que estos momentos y estas cargadas son mas llevaderas cuando tienes a alguien que te escucha sin juzgarte, que te ayuda a entender tus propias emociones y a recuperar la confianza en ti mismo.
Yo me especializo en problemas de autoestima, apego emocional. Una baja autoestima es la causante del desprecio propio, y la falta de asertividad a la hora de tomar decisiones. Es la razón por la cual existen los celos, la comparación, la angustia permanente de que no se es suficiente.
A veces es necesario hacer cambios en nuestra vida, estos cambios son los que nos llenaran de confianza en nosotros mismos y amor propio. ¡Iniciemos ese bello proceso de transformación juntos!

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $130 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
We provide superbills that can be submitted to your insurance provider for out of network reimbursement.
Email me or call (941) 205-7485 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Supervisor: Patricia Dixon
  • Supervisor License: Florida / PY8356

Endorsements

Psychologist, PsyD

Location

Manatee Associates of Counseling & Assessment LLC
975 Riverside Drive
Palmetto, FL 34221
(941) 205-7485
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Self Esteem
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anger Management
Issues
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American and Hispanic and Latino
I also speak: Spanish
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Blind Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Adlerian
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Maria A Ruiz

Psychological Associate, PsyD