Dak, you don’t know me, however I felt deeply compelled to reach out to you. First and foremost, there are simply no words. I am so deeply...
The Ruthology Method
- Mood swings
- Panic attacks
- Bipolar disorder
- The everyday common "Blues"
- Poor self image (Doubt, Indecisiveness, including causes and results)
- Tools to help improve rather than unintentionally harming
Loss & Grief Counseling, Suicide
- Support through stages of grief after the loss of a loved one.
- Help developing coping skills to find positives and move forward.
- Specifically, throughout my years in Livonia, we have dealt with mourning several teenage suicides.
- Unexpected/senseless grieving is another issue in itself.
- Outpatient care for individuals in recovery to help maintain their sobriety.
- Identify healthy activities/alternatives to drinking.
- Identify/develop positive supports.
Self Injurious Behavior
- Outpatient work with individuals who are not suicidal, but express their pain through harming themselves.
- Develop alternative, healthier methods of coping with pain.
- Identify areas of interest to pursue activity.
Divorce & Blended Family Issues
- Feelings & behaviors that result from a divorce, remarriage
- Tools to ease the transition
- Poor grades, including performing below potential or being in need of additional support
- Behavioral problems
- Attention seeking behavior
- Outpatient work with individuals on healthy methods of expressing anger, including verbalizing feelings.
- Develop healthy activities/outlets for anger.
- Support for individuals (dating, pre marital, and marital) to improve relationship dynamics.
- Help identify the personal role rather than focusing solely on others.
- Address the relevance of one’s relationship with self.
“Life is too ironic to fully understand it. It takes sadness to know what happiness is, noise to appreciate silence & absence to value presence.”
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