Caroline Rucker, MS, LMFT-Associate, CSAT-Candidate

Licensed Marriage and FAmily Associate

Under the Supervision of Shameela Keshavjee, MS, LMFT-S, PLLC

  • Is your relationship struggling?
  • Do you feel lost, unsure of what direction your relationship is going on?
  • Are you suffering from anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, and worry?
  • Are you searching to understand yourself in a deeper way?
  • Are shame and guilt running rampant through your mind?”

Seeking therapy can be an incredibly vulnerable and scary decision, which is why it is important for me to create a space for my clients to be their most authentic self. I strive to ensure trust and support is at the root of all sessions. Healing is a unique process for everyone, I work to find what healing can look like for you.

While I bring my psychotherapy training to my clients, I believe my clients are the ultimate experts of their life and honor their autonomy. I lean in to my clients unique experiences and identities. Collaborating with my clients on treatment goals and providing feedback throughout therapy ensures that you feel authentically heard throughout the process.

I Specialize in Helping the with Following:

  • Trust issues within a relationship
  • Discernment counseling
  • Infidelity
  • Struggles with communication
  • Relationship trauma
  • Premarital therapy
  • Feelings of anxiety, worry, and depression
  • Self-esteem and self-acceptance
  • Body image
  • Family therapy
  • Family of Origin trauma
  • Shame and guilt

As a Marriage and Family Therapy Associate, I care deeply about helping dating, engaged, and married couples find out what their normal is. I will sit with you in your pain as we collaboratively work towards meaningful and productive goals. I love getting to hear differing perspectives within a relationship, and how partners can co-construct their own meaning and connection in their relationship. I highlight not just the context of where your relationship stands, but other factors that might be appearing underneath and around you.

If you’re dealing with any type of relational problems that causes stress and anxiety, I’m here to help. As a couple’s therapist, I am passionate about walking alongside of couple’s as they navigate various terrains. Relationships consist of your needs, desires, expectations, and experiences, as well as your partner. I will always be empathetic and understanding of what different experiences have been like for you, and I will be direct and honest.

Posts by Caroline:

When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed/Activated During an Argument

When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed/Activated During an Argument Personally, and professionally, I’ve noticed that seldomly do we find ourselves able to argue without our emotions getting the best of us. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing! Becoming activated or flooded during a conflictual conversation with a loved one or our partner

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Porn Addiction Information

Porn Addiction Information With the rise in popularity of the internet, behavioral addictions have become even more common. Whether it be computer games, online gambling, cybersex, or pornography, it can be difficult to understand what is going on in an individual’s body, mind, and heart. Watching pornography, meeting up with

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What Is Self-Compassion, and Why Is It Important?

The word “compassion” is not a rare one. In fact, I’m sure you’ve heard this word somewhere this past week already! While it may be a common topic or something that is spoken often about, the depth of compassion and how it can be turned towards ourselves can sometimes be passed over.The textbook

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What to Talk About Before Getting Married

What to Talk About Before Getting Married: Congratulations! You and your partner have made a huge step in your relationship, one that is exciting and uniting, and brings about new changes in your current relationship. Now, these changes aren’t bad! Maybe you and your partner have already talked about your hopes and dreams

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LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapist

As a therapist, I know that all people bring their own beautiful and unique identities to the table. I believe that gender and sexuality work on a spectrum, and I am open and ready to have conversations about your sexual identity or sexual orientation. If you are my client, I will always be an advocate for you and for your needs, with an open mind and acceptance for you no matter what.

All clients bring their own strengths to the table, and I always want to highlight the resilience and strength they already must serve them well. My hope is that you have a better understanding of who you are, what you want, and what the best version of you looks like in interpersonal relationships and individually.

Relational partners are not the problem, the problem is the problem. I will help you identify other ways to view a problem, so that you and your partner can unite against a common enemy. Eliminating feelings of frustration, shame, and guilt, can allow you to live a life of freedom, confidence, and optimism.

Help for Partners of Sex Addicts

Experiencing a beloved family member or spouse struggle through sex addiction can be a difficult road. One that includes complex emotions, betrayal, trauma, and shame. I understand the difficulty of this journey, and I’m here to help support you through it. I am committed to helping youhealin a non-judgmental, accepting, and safe space.