Nicole Ruttenberg (she / her)

Accepting Clients

I believe we each do our best with the tools we have. I work with couples, families & individuals to help strengthen your resources.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Shoreline, WA
Supervised by Kimberly Castelo, MS, LMFT, CST, CIIP

About My Clients

I work with individuals, couples and those in nontraditional relationships; helping my clients to understand and work through their challenges. I have experience with clients whose challenges include sexual dysfunction, gender identity concerns, relationship concerns, anxiety and depression. I also work with couples for pre-marital counseling. We'll work together to determine your goals and achieve them!

My Background and Approach

I'm trained in systems theories which consider not only the present, but the past and the way your current challenges are influenced by your family of origin, culture and worldview. In exploring these things we can identify areas which are causing pain and address them together. I am primarily influenced by Narrative theory, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Solution-focused theory in my work. It is my goal to be your partner in your journey to wellness. For those in relationship, our sessions together can be an opportunity to have conversations with your partner/s about subjects like sex, parenting and belief systems in a safe, non-judgmental environment. For pre-marital clients I am certified in providing Prepare Enrich assessment system which provides skills and practice to prepare you for future relationship challenges.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that we each are doing the best we can with the tools at hand; sometimes solutions we've grown up practicing contribute to making the challenge even greater. Everyone deserves a person dedicated to listening to their experiences and walking alongside them as they explore which of their beliefs they would like to move forward with, and if there are any to let go. I provide a non-judgmental atmosphere in which you are safe to be vulnerable and feel heard. In our work together, I can contribute a new perspective and tools to help you work through any distress you may be feeling. I am a sex therapist who is allied with the LGBTQ community and a supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement. I am a married mother of two almost-grown children. My training and life experience combine to help me in my work with individuals and those in relationships.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Christianity
  • Judaism
  • Interfaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $175 - 175/session


206-850-6439 Email Nicole
1424 NE 155th St.
Shoreline, WA 98155

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