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Margaret Ruanto, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Depression
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About me

Congratulations on taking the next step to work on a healthier and happier lifestyle! Finding the right therapist can be an overwhelming task, so allow me to introduce myself. I am a licensed clincial social worker based in Kentucky with over 30 years working as a therapist in both outpatient clinical settings as well as inpatient mental health treatment facilities. I have worked with people with a variety of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement, issues of aging, and more severe and persistent mental illnesses. I particularly enjoy working with couples in conflict resolution. I have also helped many clients who have experienced abuse trauma as well as substance abuse and addiction treatment.

My therapy style is warm, direct, and interactive. I believe in treating individuals with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I trust that you are the expert in your own mental health and will develop a treatment plan which focuses on your goals and your pace. My approach relies heavily on a combination of humanistic and cognitive behavioral therapy. I believe in work that focuses on here and now solution -focused interventions that translate best to real results.

If you are ready to start work with me, I am here to support and empower you! I look forward to our collaboration.

Professional experience

33yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Isolation/Loneliness, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Margaret Ruanto. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Stephanie (Margaret) is an amazing counselor. She has been a tremendous help with all of my issues. She is extremely personable and is able to call me out when I need it as well as be compassionate when I need it the most. I would highly recommend her for all sessions

Written on Feb 11, 2022 after therapy with Margaret for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and self esteem