Stacy Ruse

LPC, CIT, CYI

My approach is always warm, down to earth, nonjudgmental, and collaborative. All are welcomed! LGBTQIA friendly. Friendly dogs also welcome.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Longmont, CO

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Services
  • Individual
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

Open yourself to greater presence & wellbeing. Trauma-informed therapy in Longmont, CO and online. Let's work together to heal from: overwhelming emotions, intrusive thoughts, mood disturbances, anxiety, panic attacks, body image issues, low self-worth, bingeing, purging, substance abuse, compulsions, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, avoidance, shutting down, numbing ou

My Background and Approach

I am intensively trained in DBT therapy, certified in EMDR therapy, actively pursuing certification in IFS therapy, and a certified Yoga teacher. Modern psychotherapy meets ancient wisdom. Experience deep healing and transformation w/ empirically effective EMDR, DBT & IFS therapies, combining somatic, attachment, and energy work. I specialize in, having advanced studies and experience, working with complex trauma, PTSD, eating disorders, borderline behaviors, dissociation, OCD, panic & mood disorders

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

We desperately need an expanded view of trauma, as it simply comes from distressing experiences that stay unresolved. These painful experiences become frozen in time, creating dysfunctional patterns in Body, Mind, and Heart. We ALL benefit from resolution. Let's begin healing trauma symptoms: overwhelming emotions, intrusive and distressing thoughts, mood disturbances, anxiety, panic attacks, body image issues, low self-worth, bingeing, purging, substance abuse, self-harm, self-destructive behaviors, anger outbursts, suicidal thoughts, avoidance, shutting down, compulsive rituals, hoarding, unresolved grief, and more. Healing is not about taking away 'unwanted behaviors', it is about healing what led to them. As we heal the nervous system, and essentially the mind, body, and heart, the extreme coping strategies are no longer necessary, and the unwanted symptoms dissolve. Opening us to greater presence and wellbeing.

Working with Self-Harm & Self-Destructive Behaviors

Whether you are working with your own self-harming- or self-destructive- behaviors, or with a client’s, it is imperative to validate that the self-harm has a function. Although it may seem contradictory, it is protective in nature. Honoring that the behaviors are protective is an essential step toward healing.

At A Glance

  • Experience: 6 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $50 - 150/session

Info

720.526.8102 Email Stacy
703 3rd Ave
Suite 104
Longmont, CO 80501

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