Last updated: 5/19/2020

Ruth B. Greer, PhD,LCSW (914) 419-9444
Last Updated: 5/19/2020
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Licensed Clinical Social Worker, PhD

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken:

   Every situation is different and each problem unique.  I am committed to helping individuals and couples communicate productively and to work out differences. Together we sort out the heart of a problem and proceed to finding an appropriate solution. My years of experience have taught me to listen to the underlying difficulties beneath apparent issues with which people struggle.  My special expertise has been in anxiety and panic disorders, substance abuse and interpersonal problems. In each situation, defining the core problem is essential to moving forward. I am adept at unravelling and simplifying complicated clinical situations. As a teacher and supervisor of therapists in universities and psychoeducational institutes, it is most satisfying to see peoples lives turn around.

Focusing on:
Addictions/Substance Anxiety/Panic Disorders Career/Employment Concerns Couple or Marital Issues Education/Personal Development Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Men's Issues Parenting Issues Phobias Stress Women's Issues
Also serving:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Adoption/Foster Care Aging Anger Management Attachment Disorders Behavioral Problems Bipolar Disorders Depression Domestic Violence Eating Disorders Family Issues Gender Identity Grief/Loss Infertility Multicultural Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Personality Disorders Postpartum Depression Psychosomatic Sexual Orientation Trauma/PTSD
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Dr. Ruth Greer
35 Purchase Street
Rye, NY 10580
(914) 419-9444

Contact: Dr. Ruth Greer

Office Hours:
MonBy appointment
TueBy appointment
WedBy appointment
ThuBy appointment
Fri8:00am – 12:30pm
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 1 Day
Weekends: 2 Days

Ability to Schedule Sessions Online
Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Evening Office Hours
Online Therapy (email, live chat, video)
Telephone Counseling
Video Counseling (Zoom, Skype, etc.)


Years of Experience: 38

NY - LCSW [PR018007]
CT - LCSW [000505]
NJ - LCSW [44SC00368200]

Credentials and Certifications:
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work (ABECSW)
Board Certified Diplomate (BCD)
Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC)
Certified Addictions Specialist (CAS)
Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Master's level (CADC III)
Certified in Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Certified in Psychoanalysis
Certified in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Clinical Fellow AAMFT
Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (DCSW)
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Master Addictions Counselor (MAC)
National Certified Addiction Counselor, Level II (NCAC II)
Qualified Clinical Social Worker (QCSW)
Social Work Supervisor
Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $225
Couples: N/A
Group: $75
Family: $225

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: No

Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Information & Referral
Initial Consultation
One Hour per week for Military and Families


Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)
Adolescents (13-17)
Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Interracial Families/Couples Step Families
Adopted Alzheimer's Biracial Cancer Patients Children of Divorce Chronic Illness Grandparents Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Twins
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Dream Work or Analysis Evaluation/Diagnostic Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Long-Term Parent Guidance Psychoanalysis Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Psychodynamic Relational Short-Term (Brief Treatment)
Other theoretical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Behavioral Behavioral Medicine Case Management Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Ericksonian Existential Psychotherapy Feminist Geriatric Consultation Information and Referral Internal Family Systems (IFS) Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Narrative Therapy Play Therapy Prevention Psycho-Educational Sex Therapy Social Support
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Family Systems Individual Supervision/Consultation
Other methods:
Educational or Psycho-Educational Group Peer Support
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Christian Jewish
Buddhist Hindu
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Asian Hispanic Italian Portuguese
Professional Associations
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work (AAPCSW) American Psychoanalytic Association Clinical Social Work Federation (CSWF) Clinical Social Work Guild National Association of Social Workers (NASW)