Ruth Exley, LCSW

Owner, Therapist

(503) 376-7114


Ruth Exley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and owner of Restore Therapy. Ruth enjoys learning collaboratively with her clients and creating a secure space where they can speak unfiltered. Ruth cares deeply about her client’s success and is dedicated to creating an accessible clinic centered around best practices and collaboration with your child’s primary care team.

Ruth earned her B.A. in Social Work and Spanish from University of Portland and completed her Masters of Science in Social Work in Advanced Clinical Practice with children and families from Columbia University. Ruth holds national certification as a TF-CBT therapist and has collaborated in research projects related to training and disseminating TF-CBT.

Ruth’s career has focused on providing clinical services to children and families in both inpatient and outpatient settings in children's hospitals, medical clinics and child advocacy centers.

When she’s not in the office, you can find her hanging out with her husband and three year-old, exploring good restaurants or at a pro soccer match.

Ruth was really great at communicating with my 6 year old, and getting him, a shy kid, to feel comfortable talking. In just two or three months working with him Ruth taught him techniques to alleviate his fears and feel comfortable in our home again. The improvement was marked and it was so exciting to see my son's fears subside so dramatically, and to see how proud my son felt of this.