Individual Psychotherapy

Traci Ruble, Relational Psychotherapy

  • Are you perpetually negative and moody?
  • Do you feel overwhelmed by life?
  • Anxious, depressed or angry and the feelings have taken over?
  • Not sure what you want and need from the people around you?
  • Relationships a confusing maze?
  • Is your relationship to work and to your co workers out of whack?

I am hoping you are on this psychotherapy page because something in your bones knows there is more to you than this painful event or painful set of life circumstances you have lived with, perhaps for a long time.

Getting support from others when we are in crisis determines if we merely cope or truly overcome.

Because we are relational animals we need human connection like the kind that happens in psychotherapy to rewire outgrown patterns of behavior encoded in our brains and bodies from the past or to help us make sense of a current crisis or trauma.  Thinking, relating, sensing in the body are all combined ingredients for relief and change in therapy.

I have a direct, down-to-earth, heart-felt, and pragmatic style that helps clients feel compassionately curious about what is going on inside of them in ways they don’t in their every day life.  I blend body-centered psychotherapy with relational therapy meaning we talk as well as notice what happens in the body and between us.  Working through the body is a massive change agent.  It enables us to expand our ability to tolerate feelings and sensations and integrate what new gains are made in therapy and create lasting change.  The body is also an important vehicle for working with trauma and the nervous system.

My guiding intention is that clients feel liberated from repetitive painful patterns and cultivate many ways to respond to their lives.  I believe broadly that mental health is having vast flexibility in choosing how we respond to life – not a “one way only” script.  I hope that gives you a better sense of my individual work.  You can set up a free 20 minute phone consultation if you want to know more.

Articles That May Be of Interest:

Do I have to feel this? I don’t want to feel feelings.
Loving and caring for ourselves…what does that mean?
Can I blame my family for all my problems?

In my work with clients, I work with people around one or many of the following themes:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Perfectionism
  • Fear of Being Close in Relationship
  • Fear of Being Alone
  • Fear of Being Assertive
  • Fear of Taking Risks
  • Not Feeling Good Enough
  • Dating and Partnering Dilemmas
  • Becoming a Parent
  • Trauma/ PTSD or an Abusive Past
  • Fear of Feeling Vulnerable
  • Feel Like They Are a Victim to Life
  • Not Knowing What One Feels or How to Feel
  • Intense Emotions that Take Over
  • Having a Hard time Making Choices
  • Lack of Meaning and Vitality
  • Challenging Family Dynamics
  • Workaholism
  • Navigating work relationships in large and small corporations

I look forward to meeting you!