Mandy Ruckman


Mandy Ruckman is a Licensed Master Social Worker and graduate of Columbia University School of Social Work. She holds a Master of Social Work degree in Advanced Clinical Practice, with a specialization in Health, Mental Health, and Disabilities. Additionally, Mandy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Sciences and an Associate of Technical Arts degree in Paralegal. Mandy has prior experience working as legal support in the criminal legal system and in victim advocacy, supporting survivors of domestic violence, sexually violent crimes, and the loved ones of homicide victims. 

Mandy is a dedicated and compassionate clinician who wholeheartedly believes in the inherent worth of each individual and their innate capacity to heal and to thrive. She employs a trauma-trained, strengths-based holistic approach in her practice, and provides person-centered and evidence-based mental health therapy to civilian, first responder, and military individuals, couples, and groups. 

Mandy is LGBTQ+ affirming and is experienced in treating depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, prolonged grief disorder, complex trauma, and post traumatic stress disorder. She has specialized training in: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Grief Disorder Therapy, Mindfulness, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, and Motivational Interviewing.

  • Columbia University School of Social Work in Advance Clinical Practice
  • Oregon State University, BS in Human Development and Family Sciences
  • South Puget Sound CC, ATA Paralegal
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Prolonged Grief Disorder Therapy
  • Mindfulness 
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy 
  • Crisis Intervention 
  • Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI) 
Supervisor: Allen L Hershman, PhD, PsyD, NCSP


“I have come to the conclusion that human beings are born with an innate capacity to triumph over trauma. I believe not only that trauma is curable, but that the healing process can be a catalyst for profound awakening.”
-Peter A. Levine