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Ruby Menchaca,  MS, LCMHCA


A little background information about myself: I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate. Although I loved my job as an elementary school teacher, my role as a military wife forced me to relocate across the country, which ultimately led me down my current career path. Being a military wife I have had to face deployments, build new relationships, and had to adapt to new cities. 


I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of clients, teenage, college students and adult clients who are seeking support in handling life stressors such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, and ADHD. I have been introduced to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Processing Therapy. These modalities include mindfulness, thought replacement, emotion regulation, and other skills used to help individuals become the best version of themselves. 


I have recently been trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy, I am trained by the EMDR Institute, Inc., founded by Dr. Francine Shapiro. The American Psychiatric Association Practice Guideline (2004) has stated that SSRI's, CBT, and EMDR are recommended as first-line treatments of trauma.  Most recently, the World Health Organization (2013) has stated that trauma-focused CBT and EMDR are the only evidence-based psychotherapies recommended for children, adolescents, and adults with trauma. 


There is no perfect modality to fit a person’s needs perfectly, so I will work with you to find techniques that fit your beliefs and needs.  I believe counseling should be a safe, comfortable, and welcoming place that fosters growth in becoming the best version of yourself.  I am glad you are wanting to become the best version of yourself. I am here for you.



Therapist’s Qualifications and Clinical Background

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA).  I recently graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and received my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Grand Canyon University. My education is something I am proud of and have utilized as a mechanism to help others. I originally started my career as an educator. I taught elementary school students in Southern California for a little over 4 years. 

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