Ruth has a calm, healing presence, and a love for children of all ages... especially babies! She brings over 30 years of professional training and experience with children and families. Ruth worked for over 10 years as a Child/Family Therapist in schools, clinics, hospitals, and “in-home” all over the bay area. She's taught workshops in pain management and sleep hygiene for adults, baby massage for new parents, and yoga/meditation for children. Ruth has been a mother, nanny, pre-school teacher, teacher trainer, and a favorite “auntie" for friends/family members. She is also an artist, and a night owl, so Doula work has been a perfect fit!
Ruth maintains a private practice in her Oakland CA studio, specializing in Health Coaching and Somatic Therapies, including Cranial Sacral Therapy, which is excellent for newborns, and offered as part of our services with no additional charge. Ruth has had additional training through the Golden Gate Doula Program in Lactation Support, Sleep Training, and Newborn Care.