I’m Ruthie (she/her/hers). As a clinician, I am committed to fostering a therapeutic environment in which you feel comfortable telling your story. I received my B.A. in Literary Studies with a minor in Psychology from Roanoke College, and as I continued with my education, I found my major and minor building upon one another as I became interested in how literature and storytelling can work as a catalyst for working through trauma. I strongly believe in supporting your agency through helping you own and process your stories, histories, and challenges. It is an honor to have the opportunity to walk with you as you navigate challenges and work toward a more fulfilling future.
I earned my M.A in Counseling with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health from University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and I currently work as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate. I practiced from a holistic approach, believing that our overall health stems from finding harmony in our minds, bodies, and spirits. I integrate a range of evidence-based approaches, utilizing techniques from person-centered therapy, narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy. Based on your specific goals, we will decide on the best approach for you. The therapeutic relationship is at the foundation of any approach we choose, and I prioritize creating an environment in which there is mutual trust, safety, collaboration and empathy. I look forward to having the opportunity to work with you!