About me

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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 19

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

GA LPC LPC007644

AL LPC 4431


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ruthie Brooks. 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 on Nov 03, 2022 after therapy with Ruthie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and adhd

Amazing

Written on Oct 12, 2022 after therapy with Ruthie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Ruthie is so kind. She is warm, and a great listener, offering wonderful suggestions and is very responsive.

Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with Ruthie for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

She helped me to find myself! People forget how self care is important. She is the best!!!

Written on Sep 20, 2022 after therapy with Ruthie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I started with Ruthie about a month ago and so far am really enjoying her approach. I find her very affirming, empathetic and realistic. I look forward to talking all week. Highly recommend.

Written on Jul 23, 2022 after therapy with Ruthie for 1 year and 7 months

I love Ruthie!

Written on Jun 19, 2022 after therapy with Ruthie for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I’ve always felt heard and understood. She’s changed my life for the better.

Written on May 18, 2022 after therapy with Ruthie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Ruthie is extremely kind, easy to talk to and a great listener. I’ve only had two sessions with Ruthie so far but I can’t wait to continue my journey with her, she has been wonderful so far!

Written on Mar 14, 2022 after therapy with Ruthie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Ruthie provides a warmth inviting environment.

Written on Mar 13, 2022 after therapy with Ruthie for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Thank you Ruthie your the best

Written on Mar 13, 2022 after therapy with Ruthie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, adhd, and parenting issues

Ruthie's is very professional and understanding of your needs; she strategically figures out ways to help you with whatever concerns you are having in your life.

Written on Nov 28, 2021 after therapy with Ruthie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Ruthie is the best therapist I've had. She is patient and kind, but also she asks the right questions which challenge your ruminations and break the cycle. I love meeting for therapy every week with Ruthie and feel I am finally on the right track with my mental health for the first time in years.

Written on Nov 15, 2021 after therapy with Ruthie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Ruthie is everything I hoped a good therapist would be. She is patient, caring, extremely validating, she recommends the perfect book for wherever you are in your self healing journey, and she points out flaws in negative patterns of thinking. Every week I come out of our session feeling proud of the progress we made and looking forward to our next session together!

Written on Oct 10, 2021 after therapy with Ruthie for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have a strong connection with my therapist. She understand me and help me work through whatever I’m dealing with.

Written on Jun 21, 2021 after therapy with Ruthie for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and adhd

I love her! She's always understanding, I never feel like I'm being judged or looked down on. Talking to her is easy and comfortable. She's made things easier for me to move forward in my healing process and I couldn't have asked for a better theraphist. She is absolutely amazing!

Written on Jun 17, 2021 after therapy with Ruthie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Ruthie has understood what my main concerns were from the start and has been helping me ever since. I'm more able to manage my anxiety and accept it when it happens. Ruthie always sends nice messages and quotes in between sessions, which are always appreciated. Could not recommend her enough!

Written on Jun 16, 2021 after therapy with Ruthie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Ruthie has been phenomenal and I feel that she takes the time to understand not just me but the issues I face. She works with me on allowing me to see different perspectives and has helped my relationship grow with my spouse.

I know I still have a long way to go, but thanks to Ruthie my marriage is thriving and I could not be happier.

Written on Jun 14, 2021 after therapy with Ruthie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Ruthie is such a joy. She is very understanding and always finds way to make me feel that everything is going to be okay. Anyone who has a chance to talk to Ruthie should know that they’re in great hands!

Written on May 26, 2021 after therapy with Ruthie for 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Ruthie is always willing to listen and is also extremely understanding. Her tranquillity always makes me feel at ease during sessions.

Written on Mar 17, 2021 after therapy with Ruthie for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Ruthie is wonderful. She is patient, warm, and kind. She offers practical tools and has a wide variety of approaches if one technique isn’t resonating. She is very skilled and I’ve benefited greatly from her expertise. I’d highly recommend Ruthie.

Written on Mar 16, 2021 after therapy with Ruthie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Ruthie has been so helpful to me in this journey of self-discovery. She's been very patient and kind with me as I work through my issues. During our sessions, she's always maintained a positive, nurturing attitude, which I really appreciate.

Written on Feb 03, 2021 after therapy with Ruthie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Ruthie's calm demeanor and wealth of knowledge has been so helpful for me in my journey of figuring out coping mechanisms for my anxiety. She's thoughtful and inquisitive while also allowing the session to be centered around what the client needs. I'm so glad I was able to be paired with her.

Written on Dec 28, 2020 after therapy with Ruthie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Ruthie is so down to earth, humble and knowledgeable. I enjoy working with her and appreciate all she has done for me thus far!

Written on Dec 14, 2020 after therapy with Ruthie for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and adhd

I am so happy I got paired with Ruthie Brooks. My sessions with her have been a positive and insightful experience. She provided me with worksheets and shared valuable knowledge that helped me get closer to my goals each week. As a result, I can see my relationships improving and I have a better understanding of myself. She is very professional, kind, and great at what she does.

Written on Nov 13, 2020 after therapy with Ruthie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, and adhd

Ruthie is incredibly patient and helpful. She listens when I feel like I need to just talk, and offers concrete strategies for how to move forward in what I’m struggling with. When I feel like I don’t want to do something about my issue, she keeps pushing me to think about the next step so I’m not stuck. I’d recommend Ruthie to anyone who’s having a hard time and wants a warm and pragmatic ear.

Written on Oct 26, 2020 after therapy with Ruthie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Its great. More effort on original matching would be great.

Written on Oct 20, 2020 after therapy with Ruthie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and anger management

So far, my experience has been excellent. Ruthie is a compassionate listener and is very good at extracting the key issues from our conversations. Her advice has been very useful and I am always feeling much better after speaking with her. I also really like the online format. Strangely enough, it feels more relaxing and makes it easier for me to reflect on the essential rather than the anecdotal or circumstantial.

Written on Oct 11, 2020 after therapy with Ruthie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

We've had a few weeks of sessions and Ruthie has been very supportive and insightful in guiding towards a sense of confidence from a place of helplessness. I look forward to more sessions.

Written on Oct 01, 2020 after therapy with Ruthie for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Great counseling and input has really helped me reach my goals

Written on Sep 25, 2020 after therapy with Ruthie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Ruthie is a wonderful counselor. She is a great listener and her feedback has helped me greatly in my journey of self healing. I highly recommend her :)

Written on Sep 15, 2020 after therapy with Ruthie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Ruthie has brought a significant impact to my mental health in just two short weeks. I found her to be understanding, kind, and a great listener. Together we discovered the root of many of my problems and developed the best strategies to move on. I would recommend Ruthie to anyone.

Written on Sep 15, 2020 after therapy with Ruthie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I think BetterHelp matched me well, with Ruthie as my counsellor. We have only been chatting for a couple of months but already I hardly recognise myself, I have made so many improvements in my life. It’s like I am getting the ‘real me’ back again. I don’t know how Ruthie does it, as she is very gentle, but it has worked very well for me so far.

Written on Sep 11, 2020 after therapy with Ruthie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I love Ruthie. She is gentle and lets me explore my issues as she guides me to understanding past traumas in order to move forward in my life.

Written on Aug 27, 2020 after therapy with Ruthie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I always feel like Ruthie listens to my concerns and is very empathetic. She responds to my messages very quickly, and is always there when I need advice.

Written on Jul 16, 2020 after therapy with Ruthie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, and bipolar disorder

She has been extremely helpful and nice and I really like talking to her

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