Ruth Hoskins, LCSW
My name is Ruth Hoskins, LCSW and I am a licensed psychotherapist in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. I have been in the field for over thirty years helping people solve their anxiety, depression and other issues and feel more balanced. My approach is client-centered. This means I am supportive, empathetic, and compassionate and I care about the way you think and the way you feel. I will help you get in touch with your thought process and your feelings. I am gentle in my approach and problem solve with you. I am a long time meditation teacher and stress management consultant. I teach at a local college the integration of body mind and spirit. As a long time meditation teacher and a certified yoga teacher with a Ph.D., in holistic health sciences, I can teach you evidenced based Mindfulness, an easy to use stress reduction technique. Why is this important? If we don't feel physically or emotionally well it is difficult to focus on anything else but our pain. If we have too much stress, it is challenging to put our intention on learning new ways to communicate.
Currently, I work in a mental health group practice addressing mental health and drug and alcohol addiction and the opioid crisis. I am a proponent of the 12 Step recovery groups and relapse prevention treatment. I believe that the 12 Step approach to healing along with one-on-one therapy aids recovery. I am a grief counselor and understand despair and loss. I wrote a book called “No Time for Down Time." Through the many challenges that we all face, self-care is a critical component to feeling better and increasing our coping skills and resiliency. I am a certified relationships counselor and can assist with relationship issues, family conflicts and blended families. Email me so we can set up our first session. I look forward to meeting and talking with you. Ruth
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
PA LCSW CW006126L