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Ruth's Approach


“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”

– Friedrich Nietzsche

A Dynamic Approach to Therapy

My approach to therapy is highly focused and dynamic, combining science and art perspectives:

  • I provide support, affirmation and challenge. 
  • We set goals and outline the steps to reach them.
  • I promote clarity and collaboration.
  • We partner to learn the problem patterns and the unconscious related dynamics.
  • We engage in repair work and track the progress.


Since unconscious factors affect behaviors and relationships, help from books, family or friends can be of limited value.

In a therapeutic relational environment of support, affirmation, challenge, and profound respect to your individual uniqueness you can become aware of the underlying sources of your difficulties and understand the conflicts between clashing fears and desires.

Integrating new insights will help you explore and develop a new range of choices and possibilities, gradually removing the roadblocks to your native ability to make adaptive adjustments.

The heart of the therapeutic process is in the safe bond between therapist and patient.

The therapist’s empathy and insight are critical to helping one deepen self-understanding and improve achievement of insight and meaning in relationships with others.

Research indicates that stress has an adverse impact on physical and psychological life, and that psychotherapy can help in learning to become more effective and creative in pursuit of goals and desires. The longer we repeat ineffective behaviors (including the patterns of thinking and feeling that produce them) the more engraved they become as a kind of automatic, inflexible network of triggered reactions, and the harder it is to change them. In a culture enamored with quick fixes, mindless “happiness” and an obsession with spectacular success: Psychotherapy can help one learn to live authentically and meaningfully. To help you become stronger and create deep,desired meaningful changes in your life, I offer a proven,caring, stimulating experiential approach.

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

– David Kruger. MD