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Are you or someone you love struggling? Navigating the roller coaster ride of life can be a challenge. Having the right tools can be transformative, and therapy is a wonderful way to practice self-care and learn those tools.

As a California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I love helping creative Adults (writers, comedians, performers, show runners, film and TV professionals) manage and transcend stress, anxiety, depression, emotional blocks, relationship issues, trauma, and life transitions.

I also love helping Families and Teens learn to manage these areas, as well as navigate the added pressures of academic or social stress, bullying, anger, oppositional-defiance,  ADHD, PTSD, family communication or trauma.

My style is positive, thoughtful, caring and reflective, and my background includes an M.A. in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, and four years working with artists and performers at the Maple Counseling Center in Beverly Hills, and at-risk teens and families with the Almansor Center in the San Gabriel Valley. Prior to becoming a therapist, I also spent 15 years working in film and television production, so I’m finely attuned to the special stressors of the industry.

I thoroughly enjoy my therapeutic work, and tailor my practice to meet each client's needs, using CBT (Cognitive-Behavioral Talk Therapy), in a safe, nonjudgmental setting where warmth and humor is encouraged.  I also offer Depth Therapy for clients seeking archetypal work, and EMDR Therapy to reduce the effects of trauma.   

My two offices are located in the Hancock Park / Mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles (adjacent to Hollywood and Beverly Hills), and the foothill community of Montrose (near Glendale, Pasadena, Eagle Rock, and La Canada-Flintridge.)

Call (424) 354-3910 or email me at philipruddytherapy@gmail.com for a no-cost 20 minute conversation about how I can help you or your family today. I look forward to connecting with you.

Special note for writers: Here's a recent interview I did with Creative Screenwriting magazine that explains helpful techniques and tools for transcending creative blocks.b