Patricia A. Ruddy, M.Ed., MFT
 
 
 
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5743 Corsa Avenue, Suite 103 Westlake Village, CA 91362 | pruddytherapist@gmail.com
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beneficial Individual, Couple & Family Therapy

 
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When you feel that you are experiencing mental issues, do not suffer in silence. Patricia A. Ruddy, M. Ed., MFT of Westlake Village, California, is a skilled mental health counselor that can help you embark on a new journey for a path of healing and wellness. Ms. Ruddy is highly experienced in diverse treatment modalities, so she customizes therapy to suit your particular needs.
 
 
As a general practitioner, Patricia A. Ruddy, M. Ed., MFT has a wealth of experience providing individual, couple, marital, family, and group therapy specializing in the following populations: Children and Adolescents Suffering from Abandonment and Grief Issues, ADHD, Borderline Intellectual Functioning, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Oppositional Defiance, Reactive Attachment, and Sexualized Acting Out Behavior. Ms. Ruddy also treats adults struggling with Adult Survivor of Abuse, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Domestic Violence, Anger Management, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress, Substance Abuse, Psychotic Disorders, etc.
 
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She has extensive experience providing mental health assessments, evaluations, and treatment plans. She also received 60 hours training in Hypnosis, and is certified in EMDR. In addition, he has a strong mental health background and knowledge of the DSM 5 as well as DMH documentation.
Patricia A. Ruddy, M. Ed., MFT's therapeutic treatment modality encompasses an eclectic style heavily based on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy and Brief/Solution Focused Therapy. Under these principles it is believed that if people are prone to learning self-defeating ideas then they are capable of unlearning them.
 
By correcting defective thinking, excessive or inappropriate reactions can be altered. The need for an identity as a distinct and unique individual is present in all people. A "success" identity gives meaning to life and results in mental health; "failure" identity leads to mental distress. A person must assume responsibility for present behavior regardless of past life experiences.
An integral part of her work with clients includes establishing a collaborative and therapeutic alliance, identifying goals, and developing solutions. As an eclectic practitioner, however, Patricia utilizes techniques from other therapeutic models in accordance to a client's diagnostic/treatment needs.
It is believed that individuals and families have the capability and personal expertise necessary to resolve life difficulties. Instead of focusing on the problem, she empowers clients to identify their resilience, resourcefulness and systems of support where she guides clients through the process of discovering their aspirations and developing solutions.
Contact Patricia A. Ruddy for individual and family therapy that helps restore your mental health.
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” - Gandhi