Dr. Laura Ruaro earned a Professional Doctorate (Psy.D.) in Counseling Psychology from London Metropolitan University and is licensed as a Psychologist both in California (PSY 29974) and in the United Kingdom (PYL30741). Dr. Ruaro also completed a Postgraduate Fellowship in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Wright Institute, Los Angeles.
Dr. Ruaro works with adults, couples and families from a psychodynamic perspective, looking at the deep relational dynamics that are in the way of people moving forward and living a meaningful and fulfilled life. She has experience working with a wide range of issues, from depression and anxiety disorders to trauma, bereavement, relationship difficulties and life transitions. She is also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which is helpful for the treatment of Panic Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Dr. Ruaro has a special focus in Perinatal Psychology. She is passionate about preparing individuals and couples for the often-challenging transition to parenthood. She is trained to promote a healthy carer-and-baby relationship.
Dr. Ruaro is fluent in Italian and Spanish, as well as in English. She has lived in different countries and, as such, can help understand the impact of migration, interracial/intercultural/interfaith marriages, and acculturation challenges.
Direct tel: 626.340.0755