Ruth Cooper, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Ventura
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. I have a passion for working with couples of all ages! Part of each couple's assessment is an online relationship check-up, to help me get to know your specific concerns. This speeds up therapy, saving money and time. I also offer an 8-session pre-marital counseling package for $800.00.
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.
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.
Call or Email Ruth Cooper for a free consultation now - (805) 467-7319


  • Years in Practice: 20+ 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, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Blue Shield
  • Coventry
  • First Health
  • GEHA
  • Gold Coast
  • Medi-Cal
  • Out of Network
  • UMR
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Alcohol Abuse


  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
  • 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+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

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


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017
Ruth Cooper, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Ventura

Ruth Cooper

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT