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Nicole Ruzek, PhD

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Nicole Ruzek, PhD


Nicole is the Director of CAPS. She joined CAPS in 2012 after working at Cal Poly Pomona University as a clinical psychologist and research coordinator for six and a half years. Nicole received her Ph.D. from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in 2004 and completed a postdoctoral residency at San Jose State University. Nicole has extensive experience working with students from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds and particularly enjoys helping individuals with romantic relationships, spiritual questions, trauma, mood and anxiety concerns. She works from a developmental-integrative perspective, incorporating psychodynamic, humanistic, somatic, and cognitive approaches to treat the whole person. Nicole also enjoys running psychotherapy groups and teaching mindfulness practices to students in individual and group settings.