I am licensed in Community Mental Health in Maine and New Hampshire and have a master's level certificate in Substance Use Disorders. My background is in working in residential treatment and Integrated Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders. The modalities I use in a collaborative approach with clients; are Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy as well as Seeking Safety and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Integration for Substance Use Disorders when teaching groups. I have experience and training in LGBTQ, Anxiety, Depression and PTSD as well as Autism and the Intellectually Disabled population.
My areas of interest when I am not at work are volunteering for Adaptive Sports Supporting people with Autism and helping people overcome challenges related to disabilities. I love the outdoors and hiking , biking and swimming.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Prejudice and Discrimination
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Jungian Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy
ME LCPC CC7025
NH LCMHC 2331
Ruth has been very helpful. She knows so much and provides guidance that has made a difference to me.
Written on Sep 14, 2023 after therapy with Ruth for 6 months on issues concerning coping with life changes
I really feel heard and supported by Ruth. You can tell she truly cares for her patients and is committed to help however she can. I have not had the best experience with therapists so working with Ruth has been a breath of fresh air.
Written on Jun 20, 2023 after therapy with Ruth for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue
This service has been awesome! I would definitely recommend to anyone who needs it
Written on Dec 09, 2022 after therapy with Ruth for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues
Written on Nov 15, 2022 after therapy with Ruth for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem
Ruth has been great so far - only through 1 session but still! I feel supported and seen. Much better than the last option I was given. I’m looking forward to our next session
Written on Oct 24, 2022 after therapy with Ruth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd