Mental Health Counselor

Hello, my name is Cecilia Ruezga and I provide mental health services at Family First Medical Care. I come with over 7 years of therapeutic experience in providing compassionate and solution-focused therapy.

I was born and raised in a very small farm town in the Central Valley and have lived in this area my whole life. I graduated from CSU Stanislaus with a BA in Sociology and a minor in Psychology with a concentration in Human Services. I then began my graduate program at CSU Stanislaus where I graduated with honors from the Masters in Social Work program. Following my formal education, I spent two years as an associate social worker providing individual and group therapy in which I gained valuable experience. After passing my California State boards I served as a licensed clinical social worker or LCSW for a large local organization focused on the underserved. Through this work I have gained invaluable experience that I continue to apply in every session.

In my career I have worked serving women, men, teens, and children dealing with many life challenges. Some of my specialities include: depression, anxiety, stress management, trauma, grief, parenting issues, and women's issues. In my sessions I provide a safe and nurturing environment in which individuals can learn new skills to overcome life's challenges.

Here is a little about me, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, baking and working on crafts. I also love continuing to grow personally and professionally and enjoy learning.