Last edited 09/20/2023

Esther Ruiz LCPC

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Esther Ruiz Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

General Office Hours

In Central Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. Our past, present, and thoughts about the future shape us individuals  together we will identify concerns and find solutions to help you understand yourself and others better.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Esther Elena Ruiz is a bilingual Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor(LCPC)who has over 8 years of experience providing therapeutic care to children, adults, couples, and families. Esther specializes in treating trauma, anxiety, depression, mindfulness, substance abuse, attachment, relationship issues, domestic violence, and parental issues. As a counselor, her goal is to build a strong therapeutic relationship with you while actively working together to achieve your short and long-term life goals. Esther completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Benedictine University and received her Master's degree in Clinical Psychology (Counseling Practice) from Roosevelt University.She works hard to establish a safe space for her clients to share their stories in a judgment-free zone and believes no single "type" of therapy is the correct one for everyone, so she works with her clients and draws from various modalities to help them figure out what will work best to achieve their goals. Esther is committed to providing a comfortable, safe, and trusting environment where together you will be able to unpack, process, and reflect on what is preventing your discovery of your inner self and begin to heal.She can help you understand how your thoughts and feelings about the past, present, and future shape us as individuals. Together, you'll identify concerns and find solutions that aim to help you build healthier relationships and personal boundaries.





General Expertise




Aging related concerns

Anger management

Divorce & separation

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Sexual Harassment & Assault

In-Network Insurance




Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Cigna EAP



First Session$200
Individual Therapy$170
Marriage & Couples Counseling$170
Family Therapy$170
Group Therapy$170

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Children (5-12)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Eclectic Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy


  • Illinois, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, 180013739


Masters in Clinical Psychology, Roosevelt University

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Arlington Heights, Arlington Heights, IL

Frequently Asked Questions About Esther Ruiz, LCPC

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Esther Ruiz, LCPC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Esther Ruiz accepting new clients?

Yes, Esther Ruiz is accepting new clients for online therapy in Illinois and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Arlington Heights, 3205 North Wilke Rd Suite 103C, Arlington Heights, IL, 60004.

Does Esther Ruiz accept insurance?

Yes, Esther Ruiz accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Cigna, Cigna EAP and Optum.

What types of therapy does Esther Ruiz offer?

Esther Ruiz offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Esther Ruiz offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Esther Ruiz offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Arlington Heights, 3205 North Wilke Rd Suite 103C, Arlington Heights, IL, 60004.

Does Esther Ruiz offer online therapy?

Yes, Esther Ruiz offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Illinois.

How quickly can I see Esther Ruiz?

Esther Ruiz typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Esther Ruiz speak?

Esther Ruiz conducts therapy sessions in English and Spanish.

Can I book an appointment with Esther Ruiz online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Esther Ruiz online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.