Aimee  Ruscio

Aimee Ruscio

Psychologist, PhD
Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia Accepting Online

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Updated June 18, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • LGBTQIA topics
  • Veterans' issues
  • Relationships
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

Therapy leads to emotional health and strength. Just like personal training or going to the gym leads to physical health and strength.

If you are reading this message, you are considering a powerful investment in your future. You are worth that investment. Your life, the quality of your life, and your health are worth that investment.

So give me a call. And let’s do this.


Specialties

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)




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Aimee Ruscio is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $230 (45min)
  • Initial session: $230 (45min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Washington DC)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Maryland)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Virginia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

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


Licensure

Washington DC: PSY1001489

Maryland: 05380


Languages

English