Supervised by Deniss Pleiner, LMFT CA 117208

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My name is Mitzy D. Ruelas. I am a first-generation Mexican American bilingual mujer passionate about supporting individuals and couples in healing. The core of my work is culture-centered, anti-racist, and powered by social justice, to honor and hold space for the lived experiences of people of color. I bring my authentic self to all sessions incorporating humor, music, and cultura inviting you to bring your whole self too. 

Through my own therapy, I unlearned internal messages that no longer serve me, increasing my sense of power, agency, and liberation. I developed an immense desire to guide and walk alongside others on their wellness journey. I specialize in stress and anxiety management, relationships, self-advocacy, intergenerational trauma, and imposter syndrome. Together we work to identify your goals, barriers, increase awareness, reclaim your voice and find peace within yourself.





Intergenerational Trauma

Relationship Issues

Acculturation Stress

Life Transitions



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TOC Therapy began as an idea back in 2016 when I was finishing up my graduate training. I dreamt of a space where BIPOC could feel welcome and understood. Where our experiences, culture, and language would be not just respected but seen as what they are: valuable pieces to our growth, mental health, and fulling lives.

This is the basis for our clinical practice at TOC Therapy. 

We focus on fostering and encouraging growth, empathy, and care for anyone and everyone we come in contact with and recognize with humility the growth that we have to do as well. 

As clinical supervisor, I support and guide the clinical development of TOC Therapy's Associates and ensure uniformity in treatment for all our clients. Therapy at the practice is rooted in collaboration with YOU. While helping you learn self-compassion and self-accountability-- we help you in what's most important: self-healing.

If you are ready to start that journey, schedule a free consultation with us down below. 

Deniss Pleiner, M.A 

Founder of TOC Therapy