About Me

I have worked for over 20 years as a therapist specializing in trauma and working with victims of crime. More recently, at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, I was working at a public health center with a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and was able to see the long-term effects of trauma and stress. This can affect people in so many areas of their lives including physical health, mental health, education, employment, substance abuse, and relationships. These concerns can follow people for decades. During the pandemic, we especially see the need to take care of ourselves on the emotional, spiritual and physical levels. So many people are struggling right now. Please know that you are not alone!! I truly enjoy helping people realize their strengths to heal in a positive way.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Domestic Violence , Forgiveness , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMSW #6801069412 (Expires: 2024-04-30)


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

Written by D.I. on Aug 04, 2022 after therapy with Ruth for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Great support! Thanks and looking forward to some more good talks!

Written by R.H. on Jul 12, 2022 after therapy with Ruth for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Ruth is the absolute best. I have come across some unsatisfactory therapists, but Ruth ended my search for a good one. She listens to you, validates your feelings, and works with you how YOU want to be worked with. She even gives so many resources to look up!

Written by S.H. on Jun 15, 2022 after therapy with Ruth for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Ruth has been very helpful in listening to my problems and helping me understand why I did the things I did - and she also does a good job of trying to explain to me why things were done to me. She gives me a lot to process and helps walk me through my thoughts as they evolve.

Written by K.L. on Mar 17, 2022 after therapy with Ruth for 2 weeks

I'm just so grateful

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