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Becky Ruff

CMHC Intern

Becky brings a fierce belief in the individual strength of spirit into her sessions. With focus on safety, self-compassion, and honesty, she supports clients in their journey toward health and healing.

Therapist Profile

Through trauma-informed counseling, Becky shines a light in the darkness for those with whom she works. She is new to the role of counselor but an experienced LifeStar veteran. She understands the inner battles that can rage and the victories achievable through healing from betrayal trauma and out of control sexual behavior. Becky believes that honesty and accountability have healing properties that cannot be underestimated. She has been involved with the Heart of a Women retreat for years and sees the power in connection, laughter, and adventure.

“Always remember: You are Braver than you believe, Stronger than you seem, Smarter than you think, and Loved more than you know.”
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Education & Certifications

Pursuing M.S University of Phoenix - Clinical Mental Health Counseling - projected graduation May 2021

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)

Trained in EMDR therapy

Recommended

Books:

“The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse” by Charlie Mackesy

“Your Sexually Addicted Spouse” by Barbara Steffens and Marsha Means

“Boundaries: When to say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life” by Henry Cloud and John Townsend 

“Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Anti-Diet Approach” by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch

“Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead” by Brene Brown


Podcasts:

“Rise Up Restored”- A podcast about rising up from sexual betrayal trauma and finding restoration through Christ.  Stories of hope, insight, and healing from real loved ones of sex addicts.  Resources are shared and anonymous questions are answered.

“Small Things Often”- The Gottman Institute: Quick Tips about relationships.  Successful long-term relationships are created through small words, small gestures, and small acts.

“Smash Boom Best”- A debate show for kids and families that takes two cool things, smashes them together and lets you decide which is best. Cats versus Dogs. Pizza versus Tacos. Super Speed versus Super Strength. Debaters use facts and passion to make their case... teaching listeners how to defend their own opinions along the way.


Apps:

“Insight Timer”- A meditation app with guided meditations, music, talks, and more.

“Abide”- Christian medication app that focuses on bringing more peace and more restful sleep to your life.

“One Minute Pause”- Take a pause.  A simple way to connect with God in the middle of your busy day.

“Bejeweled”- Because it’s fun to match gems and blow things up sometimes!


Sites:

Self-Compassion.org – “With self-compassion, we give ourselves the same kindness and care we’d give to a good friend.”