Ruby Casiano, PhD

Licensed Psychologist, Assistant Director and Coordinator of Training


Ruby received her Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Oklahoma in 2010. As a therapist, she conceptualizes from a relation standpoint with the assumption that much of our development as individuals occurs in our relationships with others. As a result, much of the distress we experience can be seen through our interpersonal interactions and behaviors. In the practice of therapy, she is integrative, allowing her to ensure my students collaborate in the treatment process as well as utilizing evidence-based approaches to symptom reduction and management. 

In her role as the Assistant Director and Coordinator of Training at the WWU Counseling and Wellness Center, she is involved in not only in the logistical and administrative aspects of the training program, but also in supervising and mentoring interns during their year at WWU. She also provides didactic seminars and co-facilitates groups with interns. Her supervision style is an integration of developmental approaches within a relational/interpersonal framework. Ruby's goal in her work is to provide interns with supportive, nurturing, challenging, and growth-fostering experiences throughout their internship year.

Professional interests

Clinician training and supervision, University mental health, complex trauma, multicultural/multiethnic identity development, LGBTQ+ development/identity issues, women's issues, multicultural counseling, social justice issues ̶ this list is a dynamic one!

Personal interests

I am a mom to two wonderfully mischievous kids and this dominates my world. When not at work, I'm home with my family getting to know the area. I love cooking, reading, knitting, getting lost in a good television series, and nerding out with my partner. 

“Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people.” – Fred Rogers