Specialties 2019-10-22T18:35:53+00:00
The Ruthology Method


Mood Disturbances

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Mood swings
  • Panic attacks
  • Bipolar disorder
  • The everyday common “Blues”
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Self Esteem

  • Poor self image (Doubt, Indecisiveness, including causes and results)
  • Tools to help improve rather than unintentionally harming
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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.
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  • Outpatient care for individuals in recovery to help maintain their sobriety.
  • Identify healthy activities/alternatives to drinking.
  • Identify/develop positive supports.
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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.
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Divorce & Blended Family Issues

  • Feelings & behaviors that result from a divorce, remarriage
  • Tools to ease the transition
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Academic Issues

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

  • Outpatient work with individuals on healthy methods of expressing anger, including verbalizing feelings.
  • Develop healthy activities/outlets for anger.
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  • 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.
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Eating Disorders

  • Outpatient care to prevent behaviors from turning into eating disorders, or to maintain recovery after individuals complete inpatient care.
  • Work on creating routines to prevent leisure time.
  • Allow individuals a voice/say in their food/life/future.
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Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender

  • Outpatient work with individuals questioning their identity or struggling to express their true selves in today’s society.
  • Self reflection and focus on being true to self, including/regardless of possibilities.
  • Weighing options.
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“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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“I hated therapy until I “met” Samantha Online. Now I look forward to it. Thank you for being so awesome!”


“Why do I love online therapy? Because I can talk to my therapist way more than once a week. Because I can say anything without feeling judged. Because I can wear My pjs to my appointment!!”


Ya know how you can go to the dr and you have to remind them of your stuff? It’s not like that with Sam. She really cares! She listens. She remembers the details. I know she’s my therapist, but she doesn’t make me feel like a patient. Ever.