Ruth Polcino, MSW
Associate Social Worker: ASW33887
Ruth Polcino is an associate clinical social worker specializing in evidence-based therapies including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based therapies. Ms. Polcino has experience providing CBT to adults and adolescents, and has specialized training in treating anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and life transitions.
Ms. Polcino completed her bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and her Masters of Social Work at California State University, Long Beach. She went on to receive intensive training and supervision in CBT and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) at Harbor UCLA Medical Center’s CBT training program. Ms. Polcino’s clinical experience has allowed her to provide therapy to diverse populations of children and adults, including working as a Psychiatric Social Worker at the Los Angeles Unified School District, and with the Seven Generations Child and Family Services at United American Indian Involvement.
Ms. Polcino’s areas of practice include depression, anxiety, adjustment to new child, family changes, relationship problems, grief and loss, coping with stress, mindfulness, relaxation skills, and parenting support. She takes a strengths-based, non-judgmental, and supportive approach to helping clients achieve their goals. She is also fluent in Hebrew.