Call or Text 949-534-2604 To discuss your hopes for therapy + how I can be help.

ERIC RUFFING M.A., AMFT,  REGISTERED ASSOCIATE MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST CA #95623,  

EMPLOYED BY AND UNDER SUPERVISION OF IDA KHAMSEY, LMFT CA #86753

-Ericruffingtherapy.com serving: Orange County, Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Buena Park, Capistrano Beach, Cerritos, Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa, Coto De Caza, Cypress, Dana Point, El Toro, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Ladera, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Nigel, Lake Forest, La Habra, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Los Angeles, Mission Viejo, Monarch Beach, Newport Beach, Orange, Placenta, San Clemente, Rancho Santa Margarita, Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Turtle Rock, Tustin, Westminster, Villa Park, Yorba Linda.

 individual therapy

Our work together is a chance for you to (re)define yourself in a way that supports + strengthens your dreams, creativity, truths, hopes & balance for your life.

Why "The Problem" (anxiety, stress, self-esteem, relational, addictive or any other) has shown up is part of your story, but I have found that change happens when we define, investigate & evaluate what "The Problem" is doing to your life & why you don't like it? "The Problem" generates stories that you & others may come to believe about yourself which then create anxiety, guilt, depression, stress, worry, low self-esteem, confusion, anger, unfairness, grief or others, over time these beliefs become a way to evaluate your self. I'll collaborate with you to find the space for you to re-discover, create new skills, understanding, abilities and mental space for you separate the effects "The Problem" is having on how you see yourself or others are seeing you. A new sustainable & happier life story can emerge that supports your dreams, goals, culture, future and separates problems as problems and not labeled as your "dysfunctions".

 couples + relational therapy

By investigating what is being done to your relationship(s) we can get you out of blame & debate & focus on possibilities. Becoming free to place efforts on collaboration, repair, returning was lost, collecting what can still be preserved, finding what it's capable of & what dreams you have for its future?

We will focus on evaluating how "The Problem" is limiting your relationship and how it is influencing each others behaviors and communication. Couples usually come in feeling stuck on how to fix the problem that has changed what once was. I believe you both have made your best effort to solve these problems but feel stuck, frustrated, confused, or angry. Together we can deconstruct the dynamic that is happening and re-direct energy away from debate and blame. Strengthening the relationship and areas that support each other, your needs, meaningful goals and future for your relationship.