Saralyn Ruff, Ph.D.

Marriage and Family Therapist San Francisco
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist LMFT 83380
(415) 689-7767

After receiving her graduate degree in Couple and Family Therapy, Saralyn worked in community mental health, serving children, families, and couples. Building on these experiences, Saralyn then obtained a doctorate in Human Development, to enable her research and understanding of evidence-based approaches to therapy, with specific focus on cognitive-behavioral treatments. She has been working in the Psychology Department at the University of San Francisco since 2012 and enjoys maintaining a clinical practice, recognizing the value of integrating research, teaching, and practice.

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2013 Saralyn treats children, adults, couples, and families, addressing a variety of concerns, including:

Anxiety disorders and depression

Relationship challenges, conflicts, and breakups


Work-related stress

Life transitions such as becoming a parent, career changes, and education


Ph.D, Human Development, Purdue University

M.Ed., in Couple and Family Therapy, University of Oregon

M.Ed., in Counseling, Family and Human Services, University of Oregon

B.A., Psychology, University of California, Davis

B.A., Political Science, University of California, Davis