Doctor Ruiz is a board-certified psychiatrist with over five years of experience in psychiatry. She values the connections she makes with her clients. Dr. Ruiz works with her clients’ goals of treatment to achieve maximal results. Dr. Ruiz is a perinatal psychiatrist, and is specialized to treat women, pregnant women, and postpartum women.
Before becoming a psychiatrist, Dr. Ruiz worked as a cashier at Walgreens in high school, and later worked as a pharmacy technician through college where she received her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. Dr. Ruiz later completed four-years of medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and an additional four-years of psychiatric residency training that included rotating in different specialties including psychiatry, internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, and neurology. Dr. Ruiz has a diverse experience in psychiatry, including working in psychiatric hospitals, outpatient clinics, IOP and PHP programs, emergency rooms, consult-liaison, research, teaching, and academics. With her well-rounded experience, Dr. Ruiz is skilled in providing accurate psychiatric diagnosis and treatment for anxiety, depression, panic disorder, OCD, PTSD, bipolar disorder, adjustment disorder, PMDD, perinatal and postpartum depression and anxiety, etc. Dr. Ruiz is up-to-date on literature and current treatment guidelines, and has authored research publications. She has received recognition and awards for her dedication and passion in the field of medicine and psychiatry.
Dr. Ruiz's practice focuses on a combination of medication management and therapy, as research demonstrates that this results in better outcomes. Dr. Ruiz has found that the most rewarding thing about her job is being a part of her clients’ journey to living the fullest of their lives, and she looks forward to bringing positivity to each appointment!