Eleanor Ruckman is a Therapist based in California USA. My areas of speciality include therapeutic practices. This profile is currently unclaimed; please validate the details are current when communicating with the mental health professional.
Life is challenging. We all benefit from receiving support as we navigate transitions, relationships, and the constancy of change. I have 20 years’ experience supporting people who span a diverse range of ages and cultural backgrounds. My approach integrates body and sensory awareness with relaxation practices. I offer information about how neurobiological processes impact functioning and experience. The therapeutic relationship is collaborative and dynamic as we observe and shift unhelpful patterns of thought and behavior. Some people choose to make art as part of most meetings; others prefer to mostly talk. Exploring and implementing strategies and skills keeps therapy practical, grounded and effective. I incorporate recovery-based principals and a harm reduction approach. I know that all change is incremental and happens through persistence. Clients express appreciation for my humor, the accuracy of my reflections, and the ways that I honor diversity. Recently a new client expressed to me: “This is what a therapeutic relationship feels like!” If you are ready to make positive change, and would like to receive supportive understanding, down-to-earth guidance, and immediately applicable tools, please contact me.
Oakland, California 94610