Ruby Casiano, PhD

Co-Interim Director/Coordinator of Training, Staff Psychologist


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, Ruby is integrative in the approaches she uses, allowing her to ensure her students collaborate in their 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, she is involved in the logistical and administrative aspects of the training program, as well as in the supervision and mentoring of psychology interns during their year at WWU.

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

Personal Wellness Strategies

Journaling, walking, listening to music/podcasts

“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