People often believe it is insight that leads to change. But it is also true that consciously experimenting with thinking and behaving differently often results in significant insight and transformation. This is why I emphasize a mindfulness-based cognitive-behavioral therapy approach in my work with individuals, couples and families.I have over 20 years of experience in individual and family therapy. My specialties include couple's therapy, the treatment of anxiety disorders, stress-related disorders, alcohol abuse and co-dependency, and recovery from childhood trauma. My practice includes adults, teens, and children 10 and older.
My approach to therapy encourages active participation in the process of change. Clients receive self-help assignments so they end therapy not only feeling better, but with the skills to live better. I hold the attitude that every session can bring breakthroughs. I will work diligently to address your concerns.
I work with couples of all ages. Part of the assessment process is an online relationship assessment, which you can each do separately, at home, to help me get to know you. This speeds up therapy, saving money and time. I also offer an 8-session pre-marital counseling package.
Call or Email Ruth Cooper for a free consultation now - (805) 467-7319


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
  • Year Graduated: 1987
  • License No. and State: MFC 29554 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $90 - $130
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Coventry
  • First Health
  • GEHA
  • Gold Coast
  • UMR
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Alcohol Abuse


  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
  • work/life balance, stress management

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino
Religious Orientation: Buddhist


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Lifespan Integration
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015
Ruth Cooper, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Ventura

Ruth Cooper

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT