Mary Ruth Cross, MFT, RPT-S
Mary Ruth Cross, MFT, RPT-S, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Counselor Educator with over 24 years’ experience in the mental health field. Mary Ruth is a dedicated educator and has been on faculty with both University of Phoenix and John F. Kennedy training graduate students in the field of clinical counseling and play therapy. Mary Ruth is a nationally recognized speaker on play therapy and working with children and their families. She works in a private practice counseling center as CEO and Owner of Treehouse Family Counseling Services in San Ramon, CA.
Mary Ruth trains and supervises interns and trainees focusing on building a strong therapeutic team. Mary Ruth is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor as well as past president for the California Association for Play Therapy and a member in good standing with the Association of Play Therapy, California Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Mary Ruth continues to be involved in the play therapy community by participating in leadership on local and statewide events and participation on committees with The Association for Play Therapy.
Mary Ruth is co-owner of Academy for Play Therapy Training, Inc.™ where she plans and implements workshops geared to improving the knowledge and expertise of clinicians in the use of play therapy. Mary Ruth has presented workshops nationally and internationally in support of improving counselor efficacy.
Financial: Mary Ruth Cross maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Mary Ruth Cross is a member of the California Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; the Association for Play Therapy; and the American Counseling Association.