Dr. Tracy Ryaru

Tracy Ryaru, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist

I am passionate about working with people in a collaborative way to help them feel better and move forward with their lives. I believe that each person is unique, and as a result, psychotherapy and psychological assessment services must be tailored to individual needs. I deeply value my relationship with clients and believe a strong partnership is essential for meaningful change to occur.

Current Professional Activities:

  • Private practice, Kentfield

Education

  • Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, San Francisco
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from the University of California, Santa Cruz

Experience

  • Provided:
    • Individual (child/adolescent/adult) and family psychotherapy
    • Psychological testing and assessment using a collaborative/therapeutic assessment model
    • Psychological services for foster children/teenagers and their families
    • Coordinated treatment for clients with psychiatrists, physicians, social workers and other professionals
    • Advocated for young clients at Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings
    • Co-facilitated a self-esteem support group for women
  • Supported:
    • High-risk and suicidal individuals who called a suicide crisis line
    • Women residents and their children in a domestic violence shelter
    • Presented and facilitated discussion about suicide prevention for middle and high school students
  • Trained:
    • Pre-doctoral psychology interns on Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Staff at community organizations and school personnel on suicide assessment and intervention
    • Suicide crisis line volunteers
    • Recruited, interviewed and trained volunteers for suicide prevention outreach in schools

Organizations Served:

  • County of Marin, Point Reyes Station
  • WestCoast Children’s Clinic, Oakland
  • Youth and Family Services, Vallejo
  • Haight Ashbury Psychological Services, San Francisco,
    Including the Anxiety and Panic Disorder sub-clinic
  • Suicide Prevention Services, Santa Cruz
  • Defensa de las Mujeres / Women’s Crisis Support, Santa Cruz

Professional Memberships:

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Marin County Psychological Association (MCPA)
  • Bay Area Therapists Specializing in Adolescents

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