Marilee G. Ruebsamen, PhD, Psychologist in Saratoga
Promoting healing & trustworthy engagement for children, youth, their families, adults who come seeking shelter, emotional safety and refuge (see Even the youngest demonstrate remarkable strengths with precise, attuned, attention to their levels of awareness, given new experiences to help transform distorted cognitive appraisals of themselves, others, relationships, the world. Working together, we cultivate more accurate appraisals of internal/external experience, shift into clearer, more realistic thinking, enhanced empathy, healthier, more effective coping styles. We co-create new, hopeful, cooperative stories to replace hopeless, repetitive, "traumatic reliving" within the safety of a predictable, nurturing, skillfully maintained therapeutic environment.
20 years of doctoral level applied clinical experience as a Child Fam Trauma Psychologist, scientist-practitioner, professor, supervisor, researcher, providing evidence & need-based relational, trauma responsive therapy for children/adults, informed by psychological assessment. Assessment ensures accuracy, precision conceptualization, access to core issues rather than merely overt behaviors, self-reported symptoms. Global Humanitarian,
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Call or Email Marilee G. Ruebsamen for a free phone consultation now - (408) 837-5933


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: Palo Alto University/PGSP
  • Year Graduated: 1993
  • License No. and State: PSY 15068 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $200 - $250
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Paypal

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare / Top Psychologist San Jose 2015
  • Certificate Date: 2015
  • Membership: Professionals for Humanitarian Assist/Protection / Global Member PHAP, Brussels
  • Member Since: 2017

Marilee G. Ruebsamen's Groups


'Bienveillance' is the French world for 'metta', translated as 'lovingkindness' --- watching over, 'taking care' with kindness; - a bit like 'surveillance' with friendly, benevolent intention. While our lives are ephemeral, intangible, how we live and what we do matters and lives on beyond us. The way we are present remains, internalized in the memories and internal representations of others.

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Mindful, Compassionate Parenting

Attuned, empathic, effective parenting is characterized by mindful awareness, the ability to be reflective rather than hostile and reactive, "seeing beyond what is", practicing clarity with intentionality, flexibility, and compassion: and it is as ever-evolving as children and life itself are, per Daniel Siegel, "from the inside out". Groups are need- and relationship-based, offered in response to requests from parents whose issues are similar and who appear likely to benefit from sharing and working together. Please email Dr. Ruebsamen at for brief interview.

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  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Child or Adolescent


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Internet Addiction
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Video Game Addiction
  • traumatic stress, complex trauma

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Alternative Languages: Experienced working with Interpreters


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative Exposure Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Relational
  • Self-Trauma Model Briere
  • Trauma Focused
  • Trauma-Focused CBT


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2017
Marilee G. Ruebsamen, PhD, Psychologist in Saratoga

Marilee G. Ruebsamen

Psychologist, PhD