Joy Ruth, MSSW, LCSW, ADS, Clinica, Supervi, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Austin
My approach to therapy is holistic. When an individual comes to counseling, it is because they want something to be different in their lives. Initially, you and I will explore your feelings and concerns and what changes you want or what decisions you want to make. As a feminist, I support individuals as they work to build self-empowerment in relation to others and the environment. In order for counseling to be effective, you will want to make a commitment of time and energy and take an active role in the process.
I strive to assist my clients as they get in touch with their feelings and their physical, emotional, and behavioral symptoms. I often utilize mindfulness techniques to assist a client in her/his ability to manage their symptoms. I may use acudetox, hypnotherapy, Emotional Freedom Technique or EMDR to address issues the client brings.
Acudetox consists of acupuncture in the outer ears, or seeds. Disposable needles are used for 45 minutes and removed, while seeds can remain for days. Acudetox may reduce the urge to use substances, reduce anxiety, support balance and improve sleep. Acudetox may address behavioral addictive practices including high risk sexual practices, and consuming food.
Call or Email Joy Ruth for a free phone consultation now - (512) 843-8578


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: University of Texas
  • Year Graduated: 1999
  • License No. and State: 33752 Texas


  • Avg Cost (per session): $70 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cenpatico
  • Ceridian
  • Cigna
  • Deer Oaks
  • LifeSynch
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Medicaid
  • Military OneSource
  • Multiplan
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • OHIP
  • Optum
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Gay


  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Substance Abuse
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychosis


  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


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

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Acu Detox Specialist
  • EMDR
  • Family Systems
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016
Joy Ruth, MSSW, LCSW, ADS, Clinica, Supervi, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Austin

Joy Ruth

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW, ADS, Clinica, Supervi