“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”
– Maya Angelou
Ruth Krug believes that through counseling one can cultivate resiliency as challenges are faced and healed. She believes that growth must occur for a person to move forward in their life despite trauma and challenges in their past.
Ruth Krug uses a holistic approach in therapy, meeting her clients with authenticity, compassion, and acceptance in order to empower them to move to a place where they can build their dreams and live a life of meaning and purpose. At some point in our life we will all face grief, death, loss, a break up, even trauma, and also a chance to rebuild. Depression and anxiety are the body’s way of signaling a person that something needs to change, and while change is hard, change is possible.
Ruth looks to instill self-confidence and empowerment. As we come across these human challenges, we can grow, heal, and rebuild from them as long as we are willing to have the intention to be the author of our new story. Ruth is here to be both your counselor and a witness as you engage in writing and living your new story.
At Foundations Counseling, Ruth Krug works with a wide variety of clients who may be seeking services that include:
- Mental Health and Wellness – depression, stress, trauma and abuse recovery, self-esteem, gender identity, self-care, sexual identity, body image issues, spirituality, grief and loss, adjustment, holistic health, boundaries, self-care, life transitions, PTSD, personality disorders, sleep disorders, nature-based therapies
- Growth-Oriented Counseling – career counseling, grief and loss, life coaching, workplace bullying and conflicts, burnout and lack of motivation, quarter-life crisis, relocation, empowerment, life transitions, individual development, disability counseling
- Individual Counseling – addictions, eating disorder, anxiety, depression, weight issues, catastrophic thinking, social anxiety, self-worth issues, codependency, sexual abuse, trauma, somatic/body issues, chronic pain, cancer diagnoses, end-of-life care, issues of race and multiculturalism, women’s issues
- Children, Adolescents, and Teens – self-worth issues, social and relationship problems, trauma, cutting, self-injury, suicidal ideation, bullying, self-esteem and self-worth issues, loss of a parent or loved one, eating disorder, anxiety, depression, anger management, creative therapies including art, movement and play therapy
- Relationship and Family Issues – families dealing with terminal illness, unresolved conflict and conflict resolution, sexual issues, adults with developmental disabilities, alternative relationships, communication
Ruth Krug holds a Master of Social Work Degree from Colorado State University. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Social Science, with a focus on Non-Profit Management and International Relations, from Florida State University. She is a Certified Trauma Informed Practitioner.
Originally from Michigan, Ruth Krug has worked in a variety of settings internationally and domestically including health clinics, crisis centers, domestic violence shelters, public schools, universities, non-profits, and hospice centers, while also helping veterans and families in the VA Medical system as well as active service members on military bases. She has experience working with sexual assault survivors, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), combat and war related trauma, end-of-life care, restorative justice conflict resolution, and international research.
Ruth has over 10 years of experience working in the non-profit sector and has been to over 80 countries working with other cultures, teaching and learning. She is passionate about holistic health and healing, and is also a trauma informed yoga therapy teacher and a consultant on stress management, mindfulness, holistic health, breathing techniques and understanding how our mind and body, through mindful movement, work together to heal.
When Ruth is not working, you can find her hiking and camping or traveling to a new destination to climb a mountain, explore a culture, or drink a cup of tea.