Ruth Diazsupports individuals and groups as a strength’s based Gestalt therapist and organizational consultant in Portland, Oregon. She is a licensed therapist and completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at Pacific University where she pursued special projects and research on organizational development, healthcare technology, and re-defining disability. One of Ruth’s passions has been working with non-profit organizations in realizing their potential. The Inner Yaga foundation, Stand for Courage, and the Decision Education foundation are just a few groups who have enlisted Ruth’s advice on the many interpersonal layers and processes that create a happy, functioning, and purposeful workplace. Ruth is also described by some as an interpersonal and community-focused clinician, shaman, colleague, and friend.
Ruth has worked with a diverse array of populations including groups and individuals with SPMI who were inpatient at a state hospital, individuals and families with comorbidities of medical and mental illness at The Pocatello Family Medicine Clinic, including supporting interdisciplinary treatment teams for high risk populations (e.g., chronic pain, HIV, etc.). She has experience teaching and coaching in complex trauma, health psychology, HIV and chronic illness, Gestalt Therapy, crisis calls, and organizational consulting. Ruth is now in full time private practice and continues to develop and train others to use and teach the returning to compassion model through community, academic, and professional venues. Ruth is available for counseling, consultation, and/or speaking/teaching events by using the form below. (If you are looking for a public speaking/workshop event, please be sure to include the dates you are interested in Ruth attending and the best way to contact you.)
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