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Ruth Gillis

All therapy services are provided in a safe, empathetic, and confidential environment. Ruth Gillis utilizes a variety of therapeutic modalities that fit the individual need of their clients. We provide caring guidance in order to help Ruth Gillis clients improve relationships, change troublesome behaviors and/or compulsions, improve social skills, increase positive expression of emotion, and replace negative cognitions with positive, mindful thoughts.

Counseling/Therapy

“Change is inevitable, but personal growth is a choice”

~ Bob Proctor

On your life journey, you may have encountered smooth roads as well as bumpy roads. As you navigate throughout life, there may be times when you cannot decide which path to take or there may be times when you feel totally lost. Our therapists will work with you on individualizing a treatment plan (road map) that can help benefit your well-being as well as improve your mental status.

“The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, lies in its loyalty to each other”

~ Mario Puzo

Families come in all shapes and sizes and so do their issues! Our Clinicians can work to strengthen your family’s foundation and provide your family with vital communication tools that can be used to re-build your FAMILY structure.

“Communication to a relationship is like oxygen to life, without it…..it dies”

~ Tony Gaskins

Are you and your partner suffering from communication breakdown? Has there been a loss of trust in your relationship? Do you find that when you talk to friends or family about your relationship, you tend to get advice that is skewed? Our Clinicians are trained to provide a neutral point of view and positive guidance that can promote opening those lines of communication between you and your partner.  After all, it is important to LOVE who you are in your relationship.

“Individually we are one drop, but together we are an ocean.”

~ Unknown

Groups are a wonderful venue to come together with like-minded individuals. Our skilled Clinicians will provide quality leadership and activities geared towards optimal growth. Group dynamics provide the opportunity for members to share and learn from one another. Group confidentiality is always strongly enforced. Please check our calendar to find a group that fits your needs.

Specialized Counseling Services

Have you realized how much of your life or your physical health may have been effected by a traumatic event from your past?  EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) is an evidenced-based treatment modality that has the potential to help you overcome these issues. Contact Certified EMDR Therapist: Ruth Gillis, LMFT . 

Loving someone should not be hurtful. Our Clinicians provide court approved Domestic Violence classes that focus on educating you about the ingredients of positive healthy relationships, manners in which to have healthy disagreements & the importance of respecting both your partner and yourself.

Wounded children can essentially become wounded adults. TFCBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy) is an evidence based treatment modality that specializes in processing traumatic events for children and teens. Let our experienced TFCBT Clinicians work with your family to guide your child on the path of healing.

When you hold on to Anger, you have the tendency to negatively affect many areas of your life. If you had a thermometer that could measure your anger level, where would you be now? Do you know what triggers your anger to reach the top boiling point? Do you have positive coping mechanisms to bring down the temperature on your anger thermometer? Let our calm and soothing Clinicians provide you with vital tools to manage your anger.

Energy Healing

Reiki is an energy healing technique that uses light to no touch. During a Reiki session, your therapist will channel positive energy to activate the natural healing processes of your body and to restore your physical and emotional well-being. We offer Reiki for you and your pet.

“Life is about balance. Be kind, but don’t let people abuse you. Trust, but don’t be deceived. Be content, but never stop improving yourself”

~  Unknown

Chakra is the Sanskrit word for wheel. These energy centers are believed to be located at specific points between your base or your spine and the top of your head. Chakras consist of seven energy centers: The crown chakra; the third eye chakra; the throat chakra; the heart chakra; the solar plexus chakra; the sacral chakra and the root chakra. Your chakras absorb divine life-force energy from the universe and distribute this vital energy to your organs and physical glands throughout your body and your bloodstream. This process is important for obtaining optimum health and well-being. Chakras are thought to be influenced by negative thoughts or events which may cause imbalance. Our therapist is trained in Advanced Integrated Therapy and can help you regain balance in order to maximize your vitality.

Aroma Therapy is a great self-care treat. Come sit or lay down in a relaxing environment, choose soothing music or a guided meditation. Essential oils will be diffused and in some cases applied topically. Relax and enjoy!

Essential oils have much more to offer than their fragrant smell. Learn how you can take charge of your own wellness with pure, safe and effective essential oils.

During hypnosis your state of consciousness is altered and you will be more responsive to suggestion or direction. It is used in therapy, typically to recover suppressed memories or to allow modification of unwanted behavior via suggestion.

Life Coaching

Are you ready for personal transformation? Our skilled Personal Life Coaches will empower you to realize your life’s desire, encourage you to draw from your inner strengths, and will hold you accountable to actualizing your life goals.  
 

Whether your desire is to change careers, to enhance your work performance, to secure a higher position within your company or simply to increase job satisfaction, our experienced Professional Life Coaches will hold you accountable every step of the way on the path to conquering your professional goals.

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Workshops & Meetups

When you open your mind to learning new things, you invite in a positive flow of energy & creativity. Our expert faculty provides engaging and interactive courses that are adaptable to both personal and professional growth. Come with an open mind, ready to learn & we will provide the ingredients that will nourish your brain and feed your soul.

Some of our offerings include:

  • Heal the Healer
  • Meditation
  • Magical Manifesting
  • Self- Empowerment

Visit our calendar for all upcoming workshops and meetups.

127 E. Lexington Ave.

El Cajon, CA 92020

619.328.6595

Appointment Booking

Opening Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:00 - 17:00

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info@ruthgillislmft.com
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Clinical Supervision

A great teacher both inspires and challenges you. Our Clinical Supervisors have great experiences that they are delighted to share with you. We will be there every step of the way as you build your clinical skills. We will continuously provide you with opportunities to fill your tool box with creative therapeutic techniques. Join our family of therapists and get ready to enhance your professional growth & build your confidence.

Through our Clinical Supervision you will achieve:

  • Heighten Professional Confidence
  • Enhanced use of Therapeutic Modalities
  • Expanded Technique Toolbox
  • Learn to Embrace your Intuition