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Susan E. Ruma

Susan E. Ruma

LMSW

Susan Ruma, LMSW, has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 14 years. She received her Master’s Degree from The University of Michigan. While in graduate school, Susan helped facilitate groups focused on cultural diversity and sensitivity training with emphasis on LGBTQ and disability issues. She has since been certified in Trauma & Loss Counseling and completed training in motivational interviewing. She has extensive experience working with adults, couples, families and adolescents and utilizes a strengths-based approach as well as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Susan has also facilitated support groups with adults, parents and children using mindfulness exercises to manage anxiety and mood disorders. As a previous hospital social worker, Susan also has experience working with individuals who have been diagnosed with medical conditions and helping them, as well as their family members, manage the stressors and changes associated with medical issues or a disability.

Susan’s areas of therapy include:

  • Adolescents
  • LGBTQ Relationships
  • Self Injurious Behaviors
  • Anxiety • Codependency
  • Mood Disorders & Depression
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief and loss
  • Parental guidance
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Health & Disability Issues
  • Self Esteem Issues
  • Trauma