Have you ever felt like you are not good enough? Like life is a struggle and you can’t do it all? Maybe there has been a change in your life recently or a significant loss that has led you to feel anxious or depressed? Maybe you have children who aren’t feeling good enough and have feelings that seem to be very overwhelming? I understand these feelings and want to help you feel like you are good enough. You can handle life’s challenges and so can your children! I’d like to help you successfully navigate through this road of life.
I utilize a variety of evidenced-based therapies, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, expressive arts therapy and play therapy. I incorporate these therapies into a holistic, strength based approach, focusing on positive thoughts and actions to produce change. I want to hear your unique story and experiences. I will individualize my approach to your unique needs and goals.
I have 20 years of experience working with children and their parents, especially children with behavioral issues, attachment issues, or adoption issues. I’ve worked in a variety of different settings, including residential treatment, in-home, and outpatient treatment. I also have experience working with females of all ages suffering from depression, anxiety, life transitions, loss, and low self-esteem. I would love to be your co-navigator on the road of life and assist you in feeling good enough! Feel free to give me a call if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment.
Ruthann is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida. Ruthann graduated from York College of Pennsylvania in 1997 with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology with a specialty in Addictions Counseling from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, PA in 2001. After earning her Master’s degree she became a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in New Jersey and began her career within the child welfare system. Ruthann provided in home counseling to children in foster care and their foster families. She was a director of several state contracted programs within the child welfare system. She has extensive knowledge of attachment issues, adoption issues, abuse issues, and PTSD. In 2010, Ruthann moved to Florida and continued to work in the foster care system for about a year. She became a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Florida and began to work as both an in-home and outpatient counselor at a local community mental health agency. She has also worked as a supervisor of an intensive in-home state contracted program. Ruthann is a caring and supportive therapist who utilizes a variety of approaches.