MA, LMFT, AAMFT, EMDR trained
Ruth has a passion to bring healing and joy to others through professional counseling and to facilitate inner transformation and emotional healing for families, couples and individuals. She believes that transformation occurs within a community that is healthy and mature, and she seeks to help others develop the relational and maturity skills needed so they can live their best lives.
Ruth originally worked with children, in youth ministry and in short term cross-cultural missions but wanted to help others in deeper ways, so she earned her MA in Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT).
Ruth has experience in working with couples, families, individuals and groups to achieve healing from trauma, abuse, substance abuse and addiction, relational issues, blended families and family of origin issues. She uses the Life Model approach to healing, along with EMDR Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Gottman Marriage Therapy for couples, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Psychodynamic Therapy, and is a Prepare-Enrich® facilitator for couples and families.
She brings a wealth of life skills in business, ministry, relationships, marriage, and parenting. Ruth has been married for over three decades and together with her husband has several adult children and young grandchildren.