The Ruthology Method


Mood Disturbances

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Mood swings
  • Panic attacks
  • Bipolar disorder
  • The everyday common "Blues"

Self Esteem

  • 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

Academic Issues

  • Poor grades, including performing below potential or being in need of additional support
  • Behavioral problems
  • Attention seeking behavior

Anger Management

  • 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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