Marilee Ruebsamen

Psychologist, PhD

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Marilee Ruebsamen

Psychologist, PhD


Location

Offers video and phone sessions

Abbey Psychological Services, Saratoga CA
12850 Saratoga Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070
(831) 275-8260

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Dr. Marilee Ruebsamen, Ph.D.
2100 Garden Road
Bldg A - 104
Monterey, CA 93940
(408) 455-7347
Are you concerned for your children in an ongoing high conflict divorce or another highly distressing situation? I consult, support, offer parent/child coping strategies to prevent longterm effects of severe stress & trauma for children/affected others. Even the youngest can demonstrate remarkable resilience. We attend to their confusion, impaired awareness, degree of distorted cognition. Parents cultivate enhanced attunement, insight, learn to see beyond children's distorted appraisal. We co-create more accurate thinking, safer, more healthy relationships, make space for more realistic understanding, provide predictability, constancy, enhanced trust, explore feelings, support emotional regulation, form new, hope-filled stories to replace frightening, traumatic ones.
We use art, shared storytelling, mindfulness, homemade journals, conversational & formal psychological assessment - and close, accurate listening to the immediate experience of children and the adults who are meaningful in their lives to gain clear, comprehensive, contextual understanding of their issues, neurodevelopmental status, & underlying contributing factors. This informs accurate, developmentally grounded, personalized precision interventions.
Part of Abbey (Blue Canoe)(Open Path Collective) is reserved for marginalized "uprooted" "traveling children" (UN) who cannot pay, rendered vulnerable by acute distress, abandonment, homelessness, complicated medical conditions (pediatric cancers; HIV/AIDS), gender-based harrassment/violence, commercial/sex trafficking, war trauma; forced displacement by oppressive cults/regimes. Member, Professionals: Humanitarian Assistance & Protection, Brussels.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $200 - $250
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Paypal
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • A Home Within
  • Abbey BLUE CANOE no fee
  • OPEN PATH COLLECTIVE.org
  • Out of Network Provider: Varies with Provider
  • Victim Assistance Program VAP
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • School: Palo Alto University / PGSP
  • Year Graduated: 1993
  • License and State: PSY15068 California

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: HEW, Dept of ED, State of CA / 2 Yr GRAD Fellow EXCEPT.CHILD.
  • Certificate Date: 1968
  • Certificate: Dept ED, STATE of CA / ED EXCEP CHLD LIFE CR; ENGLISH
  • Certificate Date: 1970

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Location

Abbey Psychological Services, Saratoga CA
12850 Saratoga Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070
(831) 275-8260
Offers video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Dr. Marilee Ruebsamen, Ph.D.
2100 Garden Road
Bldg A - 104
Monterey, CA 93940
(408) 455-7347
Specialties
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Child or Adolescent
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • 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
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Women's Issues
  • traumatic stress, war/armed conflict
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian
  • Gay

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Working with interpreters
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Relational
  • Self-Trauma Model, Briere
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Dr. Ruebsamen is simply a superb psychologist. She assesses her clients accurately, thoroughly and precisely. Her use of psychological measures seamlessly informs her treatment approach, and drawing upon her extensive knowledge and experience, she can tailor evidence-based interventions in an individual and personal manner. She has conducted research on the assessment and treatment of trauma and suicidality, and is exceptional in her work with these conditions. As her understanding of her client develops, she helps her clients recognize what they may have been missing, its effects, and ways of making the changes they desire. Her skill interviewing children is unmatched, seeming magical in her ability to gently, sensitively and intuitively helping them to describe their fears and pain. She then assists children and their parents to understand one another, and make the changes needed for their family to become harmonious and fulfilling. You could not select a better psychologist to help your child, your family or yourself to attain the level and quality of functioning you're hoping for.

Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
Marilee Ruebsamen, PhD, Psychologist in Saratoga

Marilee Ruebsamen

Psychologist, PhD