Ruth Gillis, LFMT

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 her clients. She provides caring guidance in order to help her 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.

Therapy Services

“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… 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 EMDR 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.

Andrew LMFT

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.

Fees & Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • Beacon
  • Cigna
  • Self-Pay Rate / Cash
  • Tri-West
  • Victim of Crime
Ruth Gillis

Workshop & Other Services Available at The Balanced Life Therapy Center

127 E. Lexington Ave.

El Cajon, CA 92020


Appointment Booking

Opening Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:00 - 17:00

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Ruth Gillis

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