Last edited 03/01/2024

Maria Tovar-Ruiz LPC

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
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General Office Hours

In Eastern 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.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Maria Tovar-Ruiz is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LPC, LAADC) who has over 24 years of experience specializing in helping clients who are suffering from symptoms related to depression, anxiety, life transitions, women s issues, trauma, relationship concerns, self-esteem, anger management and substance use. She earned her Master s degree from Michigan State University andstrives to create a relationship where you will feel fully acknowledged, valued, and seen for the unique person that you are. Maria has an eclectic, down to earth and humorous approach to therapy. She values partnering with people from diverse backgrounds who are seeking to increase their life satisfaction and quality of life. She believes in helping people identify their own strengths as they learn to trust in their power to have the most fulfilling life that they envision. Maria believes that you are the expert of your own life, while she is a partner that will provide tools, feedback and encouragement as you reach for your goals.





Sexuality Based Issues

Domestic violence

General Expertise






Aging related concerns

Anger management

Bipolar disorder

In-Network Insurance







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)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)


  • Michigan, Licensed Professional Counselor, 6401007210


Master of Arts in Counseling, Michigan State University

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Sterling Heights, Sterling Heights, MI

Frequently Asked Questions About Maria Tovar-Ruiz, LPC

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

Is Maria Tovar-Ruiz accepting new clients?

Yes, Maria Tovar-Ruiz is accepting new clients for online therapy in Michigan and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Sterling Heights, 7333 Triangle Drive 1st Floor, Sterling Heights, MI, 48314.

Does Maria Tovar-Ruiz accept insurance?

Yes, Maria Tovar-Ruiz accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Humana and Optum.

What types of therapy does Maria Tovar-Ruiz offer?

Maria Tovar-Ruiz offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Maria Tovar-Ruiz offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Maria Tovar-Ruiz offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Sterling Heights, 7333 Triangle Drive 1st Floor, Sterling Heights, MI, 48314.

Does Maria Tovar-Ruiz offer online therapy?

Yes, Maria Tovar-Ruiz offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Michigan.

How quickly can I see Maria Tovar-Ruiz?

Maria Tovar-Ruiz typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Maria Tovar-Ruiz speak?

Maria Tovar-Ruiz conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Maria Tovar-Ruiz online?

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