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Ruth is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the State of Oregon. She holds a Master of Social Work from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan (1993) and a Master of Theological Studies from the University of Dallas (2000). She has worked in community mental health, as a therapist in private practice, and adjunct professor at Concordia University. Ruth offers therapy for individuals, couples and families as well as psychodynamic workshops and relationship classes.  She is also responsible for the pre-marriage program with NWFS.

“My approach encourages authentic freedom and growth by awakening each person to an honest relationship to self, others and to the world. I strive to help clients integrate their past experiences, present struggles and future dreams into a healthy emotional life.  By emphasizing each person’s strengths and gifts, I work to help clients achieve greater self-acceptance and fulfilment, while providing a supportive and challenging environment where this vital work can take place.  My clinical specialties are family of origin, bereavement, trauma and relationship issues.”