Leslie Ruiz, LCSW


Ms. Ruiz holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Indiana University, and a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Ms. Ruiz uses an eclectic approach with her clients, tailoring techniques to suit each client’s individual needs while building the therapeutic bond. She has a diverse work experience that includes community mental health, inpatient crisis care and hospitalization, and residential care. She also has experience providing therapy for families involved with the Department of Child Services.

Her specialty areas include severe behavioral issues for adolescents and young adults with trauma, self-harm, impulse control problems, relational issues, depression and anxiety. She is trained in CBT and EMDR and is completing additional training towards a certification in Perinatal Mental Health beginning with EMDR through a perinatal lens.

Ms. Ruiz is also a supervisor in our Licensure Program, overseeing the work of provisionally licensed clinicians.

When she is not working, Ms. Ruiz enjoys reading, baking, gardening, and spending time with her family and dogs.