Want to work with me but feel like your issue doesn't

exactly align with my specialty areas?


Meet my Registered Associate

Marriage and Family Therapists (AMFTs).

I have intentionally invited these pre-licensed, Masters level clinicians to join my practice. Each brings a unique clinical style and complementary clinical specialties to ensure that your needs are met.

You benefit from their rich education and experience, as well as from the collective wisdom of my supervision and guidance of their work.


Rudy Ruderman, M.A.
AMFT #125808

Rudy specializes in working with teenage and adult males who are emotionally restricted, feel shame about needing help, lack communication skills, and are depressed. It is his passion to help anyone, but especially men, reclaim the emotional and relational part of themselves. He works hard to provide a safe place for anyone, especially men, to address the shame that often prevents full participation in relationships.

Rudy is currently accepting clients for his next men's group. See more here.


Rudy is a depth-oriented clinician who has worked in the mental health field since 2014. He received his Master's in Clinical Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy and Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, and has completed four years of training in experiential group dynamics.

Drawing upon clinical and psychological tools that have proven to be effective for himself and others, Rudy is dedicated to helping clients create positive change. Outside of the office, you will find Rudy enjoying nature and drinking good Chinese teas.

Contact Rudy today:

Call for a free 30-minute consult @ (805) 312-8078

or email

Check out Rudy's website or Psychology Today profile

Cybil Gilbertson, M.A.
AMFT #126677

Inspired by integrative systems reflected in nature and the active concept of relating-in-love, Cybil supports individuals, couples, parents, and families. She is  currently completing the Conscious Uncoupling coach’s training program. She particularly understands creatives, nature-lovers, and out-of-the-box thinkers.


Cybil is offering outdoor eco-psychology sessions as well as two November workshops (one for mothers and the other for parent dyads).

See more here.

Cybil is a Depth and psychodynamic-oriented psychotherapist with an extensive background in bodywork, movement, and the arts. She received her Master's in Clinical Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy and Depth psychology, from Pacifica Graduate Institute. 


In addition to a bachelor's degree in Dance, Cybil holds multiple Massage and Yoga certifications and a comprehensive certification in Pilates. She has previously completed a residency at the Esalen Institute and founded NECTAR, a community art forum highlighting social themes through art and education.


Cybil brings a lived experience of body-centered practices and awareness while drawing on Eco-psychology, Family Systems Theory, Play Therapy, CBT, and Somatic Psychology. In her time off, you will find her adventuring with her family, drawing, and playing the ukulele.

Contact Cybil today:

Call for a free consult @ (805) 699-5068

or email

Check out Cybil's Psychology Today profile