Ruth Maouda, MA

Practicum Trainee; Program: Doctor of Psychology

Supervised by Vicki Chiang, Psy.D. (PSY 21136)

“In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's mind there are few.” ~ Shunryu Suzuki

For me, therapy has always served as a window into the human experience and as a way of knowing ourselves first. That includes understanding how our inner and outer experiences, culture, and personal identities contribute to how we relate to others and the world at large. To accomplish this goal, I believe it is important to embody a beginner’s mind: to arrive at the therapeutic table with a curiosity and a willingness to understand what we may not yet know. Leaning into the possibilities of the unknown can be intimidating to do alone. I aim to make that experience less overwhelming in my role as a therapeutic guide, walking alongside you as you stride towards your goals. 

I am passionate about helping emerging adults and adults of all ages find their paths towards growth, resilience, and healing. I also enjoy working with individuals exploring different facets of their identities and supporting them in finding meaningful ways to integrate those elements into their everyday lives.  

I am a pre-licensed therapist operating from a strengths-based and trauma-informed lens. My approach to therapy is eclectic in nature, drawing inspiration from many different types of treatment orientations like Attachment, Regulation, and Competency models, systemic and humanistic approaches, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness-based techniques in order to provide clients with effective treatment interventions that they can relate to and understand.  


My mission is to provide quality service and support for all individuals in developing the confidence and skills to improve their relationships with themselves and with those around them.