Ruth Diaz

Licensed Professional Counselor (OR)

Portland, OR 97205 US

About Me

Hello. My name is Ruth. My clients have often describe working with me as feeling like they are having a really interesting conversation, but when they walk away from their time together with me, they see their world differently, and then notice that things begin to change in amazing and new ways.



I have worked with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and ADHD. I also have helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.


I work as a Gestalt Relational therapist. This means that I believe that all of your different experiences and parts of who you are always changing and transforming. With the right kind of support, you will find your way to deepening the connections you want to grow more of in your life and distancing the ones that feel unhealthy.

You might be feeling stuck in your life, or unable to be present with the things you believe you should feel happy about. You might wish that you could be more outgoing or take better care of yourself, and you might be looking for a sense of calling or purpose in your career. Maybe you're just mad at your significant other or a friend that you used to feel very close too. Whatever the discomfort, I believe that the relationship we can build together will assist you in creating more of what you want in your life.

Whether you chose to work with me or someone else on this site, my advice is the same: Trust your gut. It is easy to become intimidated by a mental health professional and believe that they know better. After 10 years experience working in mental health, believe me when I say that you are the expert on you, and you will know if a connection with a therapist is growing you, or ultimately just confusing and disorienting. Whatever you chose, I wish you well on your journey.



  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Adjustment & Life Transition
  • Trauma and Abuse

Services Offered

Session Type / Rate / Duration

  • Family counseling w/o client / $130 / 50 Minutes
  • Individual / $120 / 50 Minutes