Thank you for stopping by! My name is Ruthie Brooks. It takes courage to reach out to a complete stranger for help with your personal journey. We all have moments in life that we need guidance and support to get through life struggles.
I have a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychology and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor.
I work with clients seeking help with stress management, anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, anger management, low self-esteem, OCD, and substance abuse. I have over 15 years of experience in the mental health profession.
My therapeutic approach is grounded in client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, reality therapy, motivational interviewing, exposure-response prevention, and solution-focused and techniques and strategies.
I will offer needed guidance and support without judgment. I will assist in empowering you with the skills, strategies, and resources to reach your goals and achieve an optimal level of functioning. The greatest form of courage and strength is making the first step and seeking assistance.
Our work together will involve the use of strategies and techniques to alleviate identified symptoms. I look forward to building a positive, collaborative, and effective therapeutic relationship!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
GA LPC LPC007644
AL LPC 4431
Ruthie is wonderful and warm. She is a keen listener and someone who works with the client to assist in self-discovery. She helped me navigate, without judgement, my thoughts and feelings, and helped me to practice self compassion.
Written on Jan 27, 2024 after therapy with Ruthie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue
She's the best! So glad I got connected with her. I liked my therapists before in Pennsylvania, but I love her approach so much more even though sometimes it is hard and uncomfortable. I like that she doesn't just sit there and listen and occasionally say something, but that she's active in our sessions and gives me homework to really address my problem areas. Also that she forces me to confront the uncomfortable in a way that is gentle and safe. Hope to stick with her for as long as possible to help with my problems I have.
Written on Nov 10, 2023 after therapy with Ruthie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Ruthie's kindness comes through with every word. And behind that kindness lies wisdom, insight and gentle coaching. Even when things are hard to hear, she's a pleasure to talk with.
Written on Sep 28, 2023 after therapy with Ruthie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and compassion fatigue
I am so thankful for finding Ruthie Brooks. I've always felt welcomed and safe to express myself, even in my lowest moments. Thinking back to where I was before, compared to where I am now, not only mentally, but also physically,... such a noticeable difference for the better. Whether it's a listening ear, another way to look at a situation, a new mental health practice, or a new resource for me to use, Ruthie came through for me. I honestly can't thank her enough for the value she's added to my life.
Written on Sep 25, 2023 after therapy with Ruthie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes
Ruthie's worksheets during my grief and recovery process have allowed me to think about what I'm really feeling and how I'm dealing with emotional upheaval. In our video sessions, she listens quietly and probes gently. The experience has been one that I've appreciated (and needed) so very much. I am 100% pleased.
Written on Sep 02, 2023 after therapy with Ruthie for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Ruthie has been extremely awesome in helping me realize my thoughts in a structured and understandable fashion. I have never experienced therapy before, and this has been an absolutely lovely first look into the world of mental help that I will continue to appreciate in my everyday life. :D
Written on Jul 17, 2023 after therapy with Ruthie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and sleeping disorders