We all store the truth within of who we are and the knowledge of what we could become. We also possess the inner power to access that vast potential that remains largely dormant and unrecognized. Accessing this inner wisdom is the key to transformation.
Therefore, everything I do or say is intended to be in service to your process. I work with a variety of methods in addition to talking, depending upon the needs of the individual client. I use my intuition a great deal in assessing what methods might be useful and always check with your willingness to use any particular method other than talking.
Regardless of methods, I am as present for you as possible, bringing my full awareness to you and your process. I see my role as a guide or facilitator to help you tap into your inner wisdom and to release blocks.
I provide individual and couples counseling services. Individual counseling is a partnership to help you access and understand your thoughts and feelings, and assist with changing behavior patterns that are no longer working in your life.
At some point in relationships, couples often find themselves struggling with anger and shock, despair and sadness. Some are newlyweds, and can’t understand how they have plummeted from the heights of love and glory into a swamp of hopelessness and conflict. Others have been married for many years, and though they have been slogging along – in calm or storm – their days of wine and roses are a dim memory.
Even if life at home is relatively peaceful, couples lament that they have “nothing in common anymore.” And so they lead a disappointed or angry co-existence, each with their own friends and interests, in a marriage of convenience, or an arrangement they endure “for the sake of the children.”
Shattered dreams, whatever form they take, are painful. But there is hope. In fact, the pain and conflict of committed relationships arise not out of lack of love for our partners, but from a misunderstanding of what love relationships are about. Your conflict can be the very fuel for the fulfillment you seek
Imago Relationship Therapy
Imago Relationship Therapy provides a pathway for learning how to heal rather than hurt by becoming conscious of the childhood experiences; which so greatly influence our patterns of perception and behavior. Imago therapy also helps in the development of important skills for the resolution of these ineffectual behaviors and self-defeating defense strategies.
Psychosynthesis expands beyond traditional psychoanalytical or “talk” therapy to include a broader use of our human abilities, such as will, imagination, intuition, spirituality, and our center referred to as the Self.
Psychosynthesis offers delightful tools for many purposes: embracing opposed parts of our inner worlds, enriching each other with our differences, making groups and organizations function with greater purpose, and enjoying a respectful interchange with the world that envelops us. The main goal of the broad-ranging theory and methods of Psychosynthesis is to enhance the full range of the human experience and support our movement toward Self-realization.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is an information processing therapy during which the client focuses on the past and present experiences in brief sequential doses while simultaneously focusing on an external stimulus. EMDR has been extensively researched as effective for problems based on acute traumas and for the treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Ruth has been in private practice as a psychotherapist for over 20 years. She skillfully guides individuals and couples in accessing their inner wisdom so that blocks to healing and growth can be removed and transformation can occur, always mindful of the intricate connections between body, emotions, mind and spirit.
Ruth is certified in Imago Relationship therapy for marriage and relationship counseling. Through the Imago process, a safe environment is created for couples to learn how to effectively communicate; resolve conflict; understand their partner; reconnect to love; and help each other to heal each other and grow.
She has offered many yearlong training programs in Psychosynthesis for people in the helping professions. In addition, Ruth has facilitated hundreds of transformational groups throughout the U.S., and in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Ruth is trained in EMDR (eye movement, desensitization and reprocessing). She has a Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW), is a certified social worker (CSW) in the State of Michigan, and has earned a national certification from the National Association of Social Workers (ACSW). She also has a Masters Degree in Education, having taught high school psychology and university courses in the earlier part of her career.
Information about Psychosynthesis, or visit the Association for the Advancement of
Psychosynthesis website: www.aap-psychosyntShesis.org
Information about EMDR: www.emdr.com
Information about Imago Relationship therapy: www.imagotherapy.com
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