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  • Ruth Skutezky, M.A., RCC, PMH-C

    Registered Clinical Counsellor & Founder, Illuminate Counselling

    Ruth’s clinical focus is working with adults and couples, especially those entering marriage, parenthood, or other times of transition, with a focus on prevention and education. She is committed to making the information learned in therapy more available to those who need it.

    With Ruth, you can expect the process to be down-to-earth, solution-focused, and with a sense of humour. Ruth has also taught counselling graduate students and is passionate about supporting the development of new counsellors. Outside of work, Ruth is chasing after her four-year-old twins.

    Ruth is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). and has also taken advanced training in Perinatal Mental Health through Postpartum Support International.

    Clinical areas of focus: anxiety, relationships, pregnancy & postpartum issues, baby preparation, parenthood adjustment

    Ruth is based in North Vancouver, BC & online, to book click here

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    Select Professional Development & Accreditation:

    • Gottman Level 1 Training – The Gottman Institute
    • 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work, Educator Training – The Gottman Institute
    • Bringing Baby Home, Educator Training – The Gottman Institute
    • Understanding Abuse in Relationships – Karen McAndless-Davis & Magi Cooper
    • Developmental Model of Couples Therapy, Level 1 – Sue Diamond & the Couples Institute 
    • Rekindling Desire Workshop for Couples – Esther Perel 
    • Somatic Experiencing, Beginner & Intermediate Levels – Somatic Experiencing International
    • When Birth Becomes a Trauma – Felicia Hurst
    • Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care – Postpartum Support International
    • Advanced Perinatal Mental Health Psychotherapy Training – Postpartum Support International