I am a psychotherapist who specializes in the treatment of traumatic stress for adolescents and adults. I am also the Clinical Director at The Center for Great Expectations, a non-profit agency that provides trauma informed care to pregnant/parenting women, men, children and families in Somerset, NJ.  I obtained my MSW and DSW degrees at Rutgers University and am dually licensed as an Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor.  I have a Post Graduate Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies from The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute. I speak at conferences and facilitate workshops on topics relevant to the intersection of trauma and substance abuse.

Dr. Debra Ruisard, DSW, LCSW, LCADC     908-295-8597

Ivy Counseling Group 182 Tamarack Circle, Skillman, NJ 08558  609-688-8300

Current office hours: Wednesdays 2-8pm, Thursdays 5-9pm, and Fridays 2-6pm; other options available, please inquire