AMY RUFF, LCSW
If you would like to schedule an appointment with this provider, please contact the front desk at 503.486.8936
Amy Ruff, LCSW
She/her, They/them pronouns
Philosophy and Approach:
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing social work in community-based settings for the last 8 years. My primary areas of focus have been homelessness, serious and persistent mental illness and queer and trans care. I believe strongly in harm reduction and in the principles of trauma-informed care. I work hard to maintain an anti-oppressive practice and welcome feedback from clients about their own experience with power and privilege as it relates to our work together. I believe my role as a counselor is to listen without judgement, validate and acknowledge your experience, while supporting you on your own process of self-discovery.
I am excited to offer assessments for medical care at Brave Space and work from the “facilitated progress” model. I recognize that medical systems are often confusing, disempowering and invalidating, especially for queer, trans and non-binary patients. My goal in doing this work is to provide an alternative experience with the medical system, one that honors your identity and celebrates your courage.