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Steven J Ruff, LMFT

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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.

Lakewood Counseling
6607 18th Ave S
Richfield, MN 55423
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Lakewood Counseling
6607 18th Ave S
Richfield, MN 55423

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Practice Location:
Insurance Taken:
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Medical Assistance
Preferred One
Treatment Modalities:
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Crisis Intervention Training
Experiential Play Therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT)
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
Trauma-informed Child Parent Psychotherapy (TI-CPP)
Areas of Practice:
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Childhood Depression
Early Traumatic Experiences
Mood Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Parent Coaching
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Client Demographics:
Adult (Ad. Parent - Individual)
Adult (Adoptee)
Elementary Age (7-12)
Family Work
Infant (0-2)
Teen (13-18)
Young Adult (19-25)
Young Child (3-6)


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