Douglass Ruth, LCSW

Clinical Director

Specialties: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

With JFCS since 2010, Doug (he/him) provides Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic approaches, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) to assist individuals in managing life transitions. He believes in collaborating with clients to ensure that they are active participants in the therapeutic process, helping them to develop insights and strategies that lead to long-lasting change. Doug’s goal is to help his clients identify and tap into their core values and goals, in order to gain a deeper understanding of what motivates them. He also helps clients interpret their symptoms and recognize how reflection and behavior change can help them achieve their desired outcomes. 

He obtained his MSW from Smith College School of Social Work in 2006. Before actively pursuing social work, Doug obtained his BA in Public Policy from Duke University. Prior to joining JFCS, Doug worked in a variety of settings with a wide range of populations, including inpatient and outpatient medical facilities. Doug also spent time working intensively with families and children in the Portland area, helping support their mental health and behavioral goals. 

In his spare time, Doug enjoys examining his community and the greater world through travel and exploration. 

Doug accepts Medicare and OPTUM as well as other insurance OON. A sliding scale is available for those who do not wish to use insurance.