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Ruth Hood, LMSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Grief Self esteem Depression
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About me

I am licensed in Michigan with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Intellectual Disability, Life Purpose, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Trichotillomania

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

MI LMSW 6801091288


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ruth Hood. 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.

Ruth is very knowledgeable and helpful. She makes you feel like you are not alone . She gave me so much hope and support .

Written on Feb 03, 2023 after therapy with Ruth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Easy to țalk to
Very knowledgeable.
Very helpful

Written on Jan 06, 2023 after therapy with Ruth for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

She is very attentive, listens and give guidance

Written on Jan 03, 2023 after therapy with Ruth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Ruth Hood has been awesome. She has helped me with issues I couldn’t talk to others about without feeling judged. The coping skills she has taught me have been very useful. I’d type a lot more but it’d be a full page or more about how she has helped me even though we’ve only talked weekly. Just what she says and how she understands my situation. My stress has dwindled so much. A few times it was like she put my shoes on, understood and walked right through it with me. Ruth your awesome!

Written on Nov 03, 2022 after therapy with Ruth for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Ruth is excellent. She makes me feel at ease, and she provides very helpful tips that work well.

Written on Oct 16, 2022 after therapy with Ruth for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

She's open, engaging and very nonjudgmental

Written on Sep 15, 2022 after therapy with Ruth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue