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Alta Vista Executive Team

Empower, Educate, & Elevate.

Our Executive Leadership is here to serve you!

Our Executive Director works in collaboration with board members to oversee directors and order of operations. 

Our Clinical Supervisor oversees mental health supervision and operations. Our disabilities director oversees clinical operations for disabilities programs. We seek to hire an educational director to oversee school operations.

Ashley Ruiz, MSW, LICSW

Executive Director & Board Member

I received my Master of Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University in 2016
and have a BA in Human Services from Western Washington University.

I hold a professional certification in the Strengthening Families Program, and I am a Certified
Behavior Technician with Washington State. I have more than 18 years working with
diverse family systems, promoting optimal outcomes for youth.

My experiences in body health, conditioning, and naturopathic approaches have shaped my belief that an integrated mind-body-soul approach is essential in therapy. I offer formal
assessments of cognitive, mental and emotional, physical, spiritual/soul, and social
functioning. I offer services to empower people to identify goals and to access inner
strengths needed to meet both individual and family goals.

My scope of therapeutic practice includes play therapy, behavioral therapy, family
therapy, solution focused therapy, mindfulness, sensory integrative therapy, applied
behavioral analysis, functional behavioral assessments, and cognitive behavioral

My focus is working with children, adolescents, and adults and family
systems on many issues relating to the mental health, parenting, behavior and social
problems, depression, anxiety, stress, anger management, as well as recovery from
physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse.

I also specialize in offering assessments, support, and training for youth and families with disabilities.

Toby Estler, LMFT

Clinical Supervisor

I am licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in both California (2012) and
Washington (2013).

I have also been a certified Crisis De-escalation Trainer with the
Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) since 2015. I received a Master’s Degree in Spiritual
Psychology in 2002 and then a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the
University of Santa Monica, CA in 2009.

I have experience working with children, teens, transitional age youth, and adults – both individuals, couples, and with a variety of family constellations. I have worked in many settings including community outreach and wraparound programs, as well as working within county mental health court systems, in-patient psychiatric stabilization units, and hospital settings.

I consider it a privilege to partner with you on your healing journey and consider you
the expert on your own healing path. I’m here to partner with you, offer suggestions,
remind you of your own strengths and resilience, and to work with you diligently to
get to where you want to be.

Preferred modalities include using strengths-based
approaches that draw upon a number of modalities including Person-Centered,
Gestalt, CBT, DBT, and Narrative Therapy.

We welcome individuals from all faiths, backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, cultures, and legal status.

Port Orchard Office

At the Port Orchard office, we provide Mental & Behavioral Health, Education, Social Skills, ABA, Disability Services, and Respite

1950 Pottery Ave Suite 124 Port Orchard, WA 98366
We are conveniently located off the Tremont exit.
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