Dr. Sherri A Ruggiero, PhD

Preferred Name: Sherri

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Online Therapy

About Me

Dr. Ruggiero lives on North Tenmile Lake in Lakeside, Oregon with her spouse of +30 years. She has two adult sons and enjoys kayaking, hiking, and exploring the outdoors. Professionally: I have worked in research (e.g. ADHD, learning disabilities, weight loss, art therapy, integrated health care), with couples (e.g., Gottman Method), clinical behavioral health, trauma, forensics, and education.

Education & Experience

Sherri Ruggiero obtained her doctoral degree in counseling psychology from Northern Arizona University and is currently a psychologist for Northern Arizona Healthcare (behavioral health and integrated healthcare in the primary care setting). She earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Colorado-Boulder with both teaching and research experiences. Post-undergraduate experience includes 6 years as a research assistant for the Institute for Behavioral Genetics.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Northern Arizona Psychological Society - President Northern Arizona Healthcare Ethics Committee Arizona Psychological Society Ethics Committee Arizona Psychological Society Rural Psych. Committee Arizona Psychological Society Rural Consultation Group International Rescue Committee. Volunteer Asylum Seeking Evaluator since June 2021

Specialty Area

  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Group
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved


  • English


  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealth