Kelsey Ruiz (she/her)

Accepting Clients

I'm excited to meet you as you are today, and see the person you can become when you feel fully supported. Together, let's meet the new you!

Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY
Supervised by Genevieve Uslander, LCSW

About My Clients

I have extensive experience helping individuals who are processing trauma and life transitions. My clients are typically looking to integrate their past life, culture, values, and identity into their present and future life while learning to understand themselves and what works best for them. Individuals may be experiencing life transitions into parenthood, marriage, divorce, adulthood, pre/post college, a queer identity, or a new diagnosis or disability.

My Background and Approach

My goal is to help you feel confident and supported, while encouraging you to make the best decisions for yourself. I aim to provide honesty and education where I can but trust that you know yourself best. We can use body movement and artistic expression to enhance our work together in addition to our talk therapy. I want to empower you with the tools you need to overcome your challenges and face your fears. While you may feel alone in the world, you aren’t! I can help you build a strong supportive network, including myself, to help you keep going. I know from personal experience how important taking care of your mental health is. I want to help you find and love your true self and become a better, healthier, stronger version of you.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I was born and raised in Brooklyn, surrounded by my fellow Puerto Ricans, but was educated in predominantly white institutions. I am now living through the gentrification of the same neighborhood I grew up in. I have experienced life in a close-knit community and experienced life outside of one. Those experiences taught me the importance of having that close, supportive community. Whether it is a shared culture, religion, or interest, I believe we all need to have a space where we feel comfortable to be fully ourselves. By volunteering with people in crisis, I have seen how often a lack of support can be a major risk factor for mental health issues. I am happy to be here to offer support through a culturally sensitive lens and person-centered perspective so you can live the life best suited for you. You are not alone here.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • Golden Rule
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • All Savers
  • UMR
  • Wellfleet
  • United Healthcare UMR
  • UMR - United Medical Resources
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Surest
  • United Healthcare Student Resources (UHCSR)
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Atheism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $100 - 150/session


833-775-6252 Email Kelsey
Resilience Lab
928 Broadway Suite 500
New York, NY 10010

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