Ruth is founder and practicing therapist at Hope Counseling Centers. She currently provides client centered counseling throughout the Puget Sound and uses a variety of therapeutic interventions. Her passion is to equip and encourage individuals on their journey of healing and growth. Her desire is to eliminate barriers that hinder a family’s ability to find help in the areas of attachment, trauma, grief and loss, and behavior management. Ruth is a certified attachment specialist trained by Deborah Gray and a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) practitioner, trained by Dr. Karyn Purvis. Ruth utilizes Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) in her practice with for trauma work. TF-CBT is an evidence-based best practice-treatment approach for trauma recovery. Additionally, Ruth is a trained and certified facilitator of Prepare Enrich, a skill building program customized to each specific relationship’s needs. Ruth and her husband are foster/adoptive parents of 12 children and have over 30 years of expertise as foster parents for the state of Washington. In her spare time Ruth enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren.