Sara Ruiz, MS, LCPC

(she/her)

Director, Outpatient Mental Health Clinic

Mental Health Therapist

La Keita D. Carter, PsyD

Executive Leadership Team

Clinical Team

Education
  • MS in Applied Psychology, University of Baltimore (Maryland)

  • BA in Psychology, Roanoke College (Virginia)

  • Specialization in Human Development and Neuroscience

 
License
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)

 
Certifications & Certificates
  • Professional Counseling Studies, University of Baltimore (Maryland)

  • Clinical Supervisor (Maryland)

 

Mrs. Sara Ruiz has experience working with children (younger than 13) and adults doing individual and family therapy. Her clinical specializations include treating patients with trauma histories, depression, anxiety, psychosis, and ADHD. She also works with patients in intimate partner violence situations and familial conflicts. In her recent past, she worked as a mobile therapist for a year and a half providing treatment services to the low-income and homelessness populations.​


Aside from her clinical work at iHEAL, Mrs. Ruiz also manages the day-to-day operations of the clinic. She is responsible for hiring/terminating providers, managing patient and employee concerns, developing policies and procedures for the clinic, fulfilling requests for information, creating the therapists' schedules, and more.


Prior to providing therapeutic services, Mrs. Ruiz worked as a psychiatric rehabilitation aide in Baltimore City. During this time, she assisted with case management by helping her clients obtain resources within their communities, such as social security benefits, affordable housing, and transportation assistance.