Whether you are looking for support or guidance through a particularly difficult time, or open to a real change in your life and where you are going, together we can work to achieve dreams and meet your goals.

When one does not talk about things those unexpressed feelings and traumas can pile up and explode later. Not fully processing events and emotions often creates negative thought patterns that can impact every area in ones life – your relationships with your spouse, parents, kids, coworkers, and even yourself. Learning how to process them can change how you maneuver in many different ways.

Therapy helps one understand themselves and other people. When we hold negative thoughts in without processing them, they become ingrained so that we see the world through that lens – and we make lots of assumptions that may or may not be true.

My goal as a therapist is to find solutions that work for you on an individual basis, helping you to discover the true potential of your life. Together we explore how to find comfort and resolve in the difficult areas of your life, and the challenges you have to face. Through various techniques we will work to figure out what behaviors and/or thoughts might be holding you back from living your best life, and finding meaning in everyday situations.


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PATIENCE RUFFIN, Ed.D, LPC-MHSP, NCC

Whatever obstacles and struggles an individual may be going through in life, my goal is to assist them on the journey and help them discover the best version of themselves.

Having provided counseling over the last 13 years, I understand that individuals are entrusting me to give them the right resources to guide them down a new path, with a new perspective, so they can achieve their own goals. With a healthy balance of listening, guiding, and even learning, I take pride in using my own experience and resources to help people really start off on the right foot on that path. Whether you, or someone you know struggles with something like depression, or simply wants a different outlook on their life, it’s something to work through together, and by setting up a consultation, we can get started.

As a professional therapist, my role is to guide you as you take steps towards positive life changes, healing, and a healthy mind. Together we’ll work to uncover and better understand life’s challenges and day-to-day stressors that detract from your life and focus, and begin identifying and practicing things that will make you stronger.

SPECIALIZATIONS

Anxiety
Depression
Addiction
Grief/Loss

Impulsivity
Life’s Changes
Marriage/Couples
Pre & Post Partum

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