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Dr. Aimee Ruscio is a psychologist in northwest DC. They work with adult individuals. Many of Aimee’s clients come in to address trauma or navigating gender. Aimee has a deep dedication to serving the LGBTQ+ community, especially trans and non-binary clients. As an Army veteran, they have extensive experience working with Service members and veterans, including advanced training for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Aimee uses Emotion-Focused Therapy, in which clients develop a greater capacity to understand and use emotions effectively. While Aimee coaches and facilitates clients in therapy, clients themselves do the work and therefore own the benefit of therapy. In session, clients learn to identify healthy emotions that point them in the direction they want to go. They also learn to identify painful emotions from past experiences that need attention and transformation. With EFT, clients learn to make sense of and use their emotions to move their life in the direction of their goals.
As a therapist, Aimee is grounded, warm, and deep. When clients first start therapy, they will listen intently to understand the client's experience. As therapy progresses, Aimee will facilitate experiential tasks aimed at understanding emotional processes and shifting them in beneficial directions.
Aimee received their PhD from the Uniformed Services University. Outside of private practice, they enjoy functional fitness training, navigating DC by bicycle, and long unstructured weekends. Aimee currently offers remote therapy sessions with plans for in person sessions when safe to do so.
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
LGBTQIA topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Veterans' issues - Coping with reactions of exposure to life-threatening or traumatic events; supporting veterans and their families adjusting to civilian life
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Aimee Ruscio is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 8 years
Private practice, Clinical Psychologist, 2019 - Present
US Army, Clinical Psychologist and Officer, 2014 - 2019
US Army Medical Service Corps, Officer, US Army, 2003 - 2008
Uniformed Services University, PhD, 2013
United States Military Academy, BS, 2003
Washington DC: PSY1001489