Our People

The Evolution Group

Vicki Ruiz

LMHC | Therapist

Recovery is… heart.

As clients discover for themselves the lessons of their journey, they are led to the wisdom that waits in the heart, the inner knowing of what truly sustains us all – feeling, loving, connecting – which allows us to fully live in the life we are given.  We at Evolution are passengers on their journey helping each find the light that resides “within.

Clients learn tools and skills to help manage the changes and stressors of life while becoming empowered to live fully and present in the moment.

Everyday is a new beginning.

“In many ways, my life has been spent simply allowing my heart and soul to guide the process of my becoming, becoming what? Well, let’s just say, becoming more fully human.”

-Henk Brandt


  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance Abuse
  • Grief & Loss
  • RTM Trained
  • Chronic Illness
  • Individual Therapy
  • Families & Couples Therapy
  • Children’s Therapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Group Therapy

“Enjoy life, seek balance and embrace peace” – Vicki Ruiz

Call us to take your first step at 505-242-6988 or

Mini Bio

I am passionate about living life to its fullest and embracing each day with enthusiasm and joy. I am able to take this enthusiasm and bring a bit of light and hope to those who struggle with life while offering a safe and nonjudgmental space for their journey to integrity.

Vicki was born and raised in the Midwest before moving to NM in l980. She now considers herself a true native New Mexican after falling in love with the mountains, the blue sky, the beautiful vistas, the culture and of course, the chile.

After retiring from public service, she began her journey of self-discovery. She graduated with her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2013 and started working at Evolution shortly thereafter. The energy and connection to Evolution has proven to be a healing and rewarding atmosphere where hearts connect, people care and the spirit of family is present.

Vicki is a heart-based and authentic counselor combining her passion for helping others while offering a safe, non- judgmental space for growth, exploration and healing. Vicki has developed a focus in trauma, grief and loss, addiction, chronic illness, depression, anxiety and co occurring disorders. She currently works with individuals, children, young adults, families and couples. Her spirit, compassion and strong desire to see individuals reach their full potential to enjoy life is demonstrated in her knowledge, experience, open heart and energy.

Her passions include her family, especially her grandchildren, nature, travel, laughter and living each day fully present and engaged. Vicki also focuses on self care through hiking, sharing, friends, exercise, reading and positivity.