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Lakewood Counseling
6607 18th Ave S
Richfield, MN 55423
612-798-7373 x33
http://www.lakewoodcounseling.com
http://www.lakewoodcounseling.com/SteveRuffLMFTChildandPlayTherapist.en.html

 

Steve has over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families, and currently works in private practice in Richfield, MN. He works with a wide range of issues, including adoption and attachment related issues, trauma, ADHD, anxiety, depression, autism spectrum disorder, divorce, grief and loss, self-esteem, and behavioral and emotional regulation challenges, and often includes parenting consultation in the process.

Steve has been trained extensively in Experiential Play Therapy for work with younger children (roughly ages 3-11), and uses a range of therapeutic modalities in talk therapy. Steve is Christian and also includes a faith perspective for clients that desire to have their faith be a part of the therapy process.  Steve received his B.A. in Spanish and Business from the University of St. Thomas, and his M.A.  in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary’s University, Minneapolis.

Additional Information:

Service Location: Office Based

Languages Spoken: English

Practice Focus:
Young Child (0-5)
Elementary Age (6-12)
Teen (13-18)
Young Adult (Adopted person; 19+)
Adult (Adopted person)
Adult (Adoptive Parent – Individual)
Family

Areas of Practice Strength:
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Autism
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Sexual Abuse (Victim)

Treatment Modalities:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
Play Therapy: Experiential

updated Winter 2018

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    Working with an Adoption Therapist

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