Ruth Skutezky


Registered Clinical Counsellor | Founder
In-Person & Online Sessions
Weekday Daytime


  • Pregnancy & Postpartum issues
  • Reproductive mental health
  • Preparation for having a baby
  • Parenthood adjustment
  • Relationships
  • Relationship decision-making
  • Premarital counselling
  • Couples counselling for new parents
  • Perfectionism
  • Anxiety

Also works with

  • Break ups
  • Abusive intimate relationships
  • Depression & low mood
  • Supporting couples’ fertility challenges
  • Grief & loss
  • Pregnancy loss
  • Traumatic birth experiences
  • Life transitions
  • Personal growth
  • Boundaries & communication skills

About Ruth

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, as well as working to take the guess work out of the (often intimidating) prospect of going to counselling for the first time.

With Ruth, you can expect the process to be down-to-earth, solution-focused, and with a sense of humour. Outside of work, Ruth is chasing after her five-year-old twin boys.

In addition to her clinical work, Ruth has taught graduate level students and is passionate about helping to ‘launch’ new counsellors entering the field, by providing mentorship and support.  

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.

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 
  • Turning Conflict into Connection – 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
  • Perinatal Perfectionism using IFS – Family Tree Wellness