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MA Ruth Carter

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Ruth Carter is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

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Licensing: MA
Years in Practice: 13
State: CA

Hello. My name is Ruth Carter and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 13 years experience in this field. Before becoming a counselor, I was a teacher who found many of her students in need of emotional guidance as well as intellectual development. I began to think that if I was going to help my students, I needed to know more. I left teaching to seek a degree in Counseling.

Over the years, I have seen people whose problems ranged from making a tough decision to changing their life; people who suffered from a situational depression to a major mental illness; people who struggled with poor decision making to living with an all consuming addiction. No change is easy, but they are possible.

Talking with a therapist is not easy for most people, and I applaud your decision to reach out. I have been trained in different therapeutic approaches, but my primary job is to listen. I must also provide you with a safe environment for your explorations. I will always treat you with respect and compassion. And sometimes I will challenge your thinking. Together we will find meaningful and useful strategies within your strengths that deal with your concerns.

Whether or not you come to see me, I am pleased that you are seeking assistance. I wish the very best for you.

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Ruth is fantastic. She is kind. Thoughtful and helps work through challenges and thoughts.

Jan 03, 2023


Ruth is kind and caring. She takes the time to listen and understand what I am saying and offers sound advice. She makes sure I have a plan of action before leaving each session and checks in on me between. I truly value her as my therapist.

A.M.·Aug 19, 2022


I’ve had many years of therapy in the past, with several different therapists, so I was looking for someone who had a lot of experience and could help me deal with some of the issues that I still haven’t managed to resolve previously. Some of these are underlying things that were buried deeper and that I didn’t know how to see, acknowledge or deal with but that have been really affecting my quality of life. After 6 weeks with Ruth I feel really hopeful, and have already benefited so much from her wisdom, reflection and generosity. She’s exceptional at active listening and seems to somehow be able to make sense of things despite how messy and complicated they feel. Her insight and ability to read the situation with such little information always helps me to feel safe and seen, and it really facilitates the sessions to feel meaningful and worthwhile. I’m so grateful to Ruth and look forward to the future benefits of continued sessions with her.

G.R.·Jul 14, 2022


Ruth is warm and thoughtful during out sessions. She uses reflective questions and confirms her understanding of what I've said to help us stay on the right track.

M.I.·Jul 05, 2022


Ruth has been the most supportive and understanding person that brightens my week and helps me move forward. I look forward to my sessions and feel so much better afterwards

S.A.·Jun 08, 2022


she listens and helps me feel heard when no one else in my life does

C.H.·Feb 14, 2022


Ruth is a great listener and I feel really great and positive after each session with her. Every time I chat to her, I feel like there is nothing that can't be solved.

M.A.·Feb 09, 2022


Ruth is very kind and a great listener. I really appreciate how she goes out of her way to make sure I feel like I made progress on an issue before we end each session. She is very honest and makes me feel very respected and like my feelings are valid.

A.L.·Feb 04, 2022


Ruth has been so supportive and has really helped me to understand a difficult situation with guidance and kind words of encouragement and support. She has made the world of difference to me at a difficult time.

S.A.·Feb 01, 2022


Ruth is a very dedicated and understanding therapist that offers the support needed in a non-judgemental and professional manner. With Ruth's guidance I've been able to address some difficult issues and gain a new perspective on myself.

J.O.·Jan 09, 2022


I reached out at a time when I needed support manage anxiety. Ruth's guidance helps me develp tools to deal with anxiety and understand where it comes from and how to see it as a guide. She enables me to rewrite my story and build the courage to seek things that have always scared me. I am very grateful for the help!

I.U.·Oct 18, 2021


Ruth is a wonderful counselor. She is an incredibly good listener, insightful, and I can tell she cares. If you want to get better, seek Ruth out.

R.Y.·Jul 15, 2021


Ruth is a great Counselor, she was very supportive and caring and really helped make a difference in my situation. I strongly recommend her to anyone.

A.N.·Jul 01, 2021


Ruth is a compassionate, experienced, supportive counselor with good advice

E.L.·Jun 30, 2021


Ruth is lovely and kind, makes me feel safe in our sessions and proud of my progress. I have gone from dreading therapy to looking forward to my weekly sessions with Ruth

N.O.·May 12, 2021


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