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Ruby Schiff

Associate Staff Therapist

Ruby Schiff is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about providing therapy to people across the lifespan from young children to adults and families. Ruby works with a variety of mental health issues including personality disorders, relationship challenges, anxiety, depression, trauma, sexuality, grief, life transitions, and body image issues.

Ruby earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Gender Studies from Kenyon College in Ohio and holds a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. While at USC, she concentrated on the treatment of low-income young adults at Pelican Cove Counseling Center, a psychodynamic training center in Alhambra, California.  After graduation, she worked in community mental health at The Village Family Services in North Hollywood, California.  While employed there she provided therapy, intake assessments, and ran groups for underserved youth and families in the community, and coordinated with treatment teams to provide wraparound care for acute client cases.

Ruby was comprehensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy by Dr. Shari Manning at Treatment Implementation Collaborative.  Dr. Manning is one of the nation’s leading experts in DBT and is also SoCal DBT’s expert consultant.  She is completing her DBT mentorship and prelicensure hours under the supervision of Dr. Suzanne Wallach at SoCal DBT, where she is also receiving comprehensive training as a DBT skills group leader, primary therapist, and team member within the SoCal DBT program.  At SoCal DBT, Ruby sees children ages 6 to 12, teens, adults, parents, partners and families.

Ruby’s approach to non-DBT cases is integrative, and she draws from a multitude of therapeutic modalities to best serve the individual needs of her clients.   She sees ages 6 through adults, as well as families, and each session is uniquely tailored to the individual or family. She uses a sociocultural attuned lens to address not only the client but also their cultural context. Through creating a warm environment and a safe space to foster an authentic therapeutic alliance together, Ruby believes that therapy can provide a warm environment for clients to begin to heal their inner worlds and discover their emotional needs.

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Adult Program (ages 18+):
Offering DBT-C, a comprehensive DBT program for adults.

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Adolescent Program (ages 13-17):
We help adolescents feeling overwhelmed by their emotions and struggling to cope with the world around them.

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For Children

Pre Adolescent Program (ages 6-12):
Offering DBT-C, a comprehensive DBT program for children ages 6 through 12.

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