Ruby Takushi, Ph.D. is the Director of Programs for Recovery Café and co-founded Recovery Café with Killian Noe. Prior to arriving in Seattle, she lived in Washington, DC and completed post-doctoral training at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital with a specialization in Group Psychotherapy. She served on the faculty of Howard University from 1992 to 1996 during which time she also worked as a staff psychologist at the DC General Hospital Methadone Clinic for women. From 1996 to 1999, Dr. Takushi conducted research in gambling behavior at the University of Washington Addictive Behaviors Research Center. She currently serves on the Washington State Examining Board of Psychology. Dr. Takushi maintains a private practice in Seattle. She is deeply committed to supporting the growth of accessible, high-quality, long-term recovery support in the community.