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Ruth Leibowitz

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12 SE 14th Avenue
Portland, Oregon, 97214
United States of America

About Ruth Q. Leibowitz

The mind and body form a system that remains open to learning new ways of being as long as we live. Trauma is not the end of life -- it can also be a door or a pathway to a life that is changed but also very rich and meaningful. I work collaboratively with you to promote deeper connections between the mind and body and to affirm a life that is worth living no matter what challenges you have experienced. I have worked with assault and motor vehicle accident survivors, combat veterans, and others who have experienced a wide range of trauma, individuals with health conditions (such as chronic pain), and people experiencing life transitions due to unexpected changes or natural adult developmental stages. I especially enjoy working with people who find themselves ready to experience more joy and connection in life, yet want some assistance in figuring out how to move in that direction.My doctoral training in psychology is complemented by a background in dance/movement and different types of bodywork. This mixture of experiences leads to particular interests and strengths in mind-body approaches to mental, physical, and spiritual health. In addition to my training in somatic experiencing, I also make use of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), self-compassion practices, and "parts work" in my practice. Please see my blog at for more detailed info on each of these.


  • Veterans
  • Motor Vehicle Collisions
  • Adults
  • Victims of Sexual Abuse
  • Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Grief and Loss
  • Chronic Pain/Fibromyalgia
  • Medical Procedure Trauma
  • Adults abused as children

SE Level

SE™ Practitioner – SE™ Assistant

Professional Title:

Licensed Psychologist, SEP

Professional Certifications:

Licensed Psychologist

Business Phone

(503) 927-5714


Insurance Accepted


Insurance Type(s):

Blue Cross-Blue Shield (Regence), Pacific Source, Aetna, Cigna, ODS


Contact Ruth Q. Leibowitz by phone: (503) 927-5714 or by the SE™ Practitioner Contact Form to schedule a session.