About

Why North Star Therapy?

Research has shown that the key to the greatest success in therapy is directly connected to the strength of the therapeutic relationship. North Star Therapy strives to create a strong alliance with clients and is passionately committed to their growth and progress.

north star therapy’s mission

North Star Therapy’s mission is to embrace clients with an unconditional positive regard, to empower them to see their greatness, to be present to their suffering, and to guide them toward healing and fulfillment.

core values

Trust Empowerment
Empathy Nonjudgment
Authenticity

core values

Trust

Empathy

Authenticity

Empowerment

Nonjudgment

Education and Experience

Ruth is a Clinical Social Worker licensed by the Ohio Counselor, Social Work and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Ruth is the owner of North Star Therapy, and she provides counseling to individuals, couples, and families in Northwest Ohio.
Mental Health Therapist at North Star Therapy
Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, The Ohio State University
  • Masters in Clinical Social Work, Boston University
Experience
  • Community mental health working with individuals struggling with co-occurring disorders (mental health and substance use disorders), children in foster care, biological parents seeking reunification with their children, and clients on probation mandated for treatment by the courts
  • Private practice serving individuals, couples, and families with a broad range of mental health concerns
  • Group therapy for domestic violence, grief and loss group for individuals with intellectual disabilities, Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills group, and groups for children Pre-K through 12th grade struggling with the divorce of their parents
“Two roads diverge in a wood, and I–
I took the one less traveled by

And that has made all the difference.”

Robert Frost

North Star Therapy
“Two roads diverge in a wood, and I– I took the one less traveled by

And that has made all the difference.”

Robert Frost

find your

true north