Richard Ruff, LPC


Richard was born and raised in Minnesota. He met his wife of 14 years at college and they have 6 children. Together they have experienced many of the same challenges as many couples. Richard feels this helps provide added insight into the unique challenges his clients face today.

Richard is currently completing his Ph.D. in Psychology and looks forward to graduating very soon. Richard enjoys spending time with his family and exercising. He and his wife compete in running events and short triathlons together. He serves in his community by volunteering at church functions and fundraisers.


Professional Training and Experience

Approach and Theory

In his clinical work Richard uses multiple successful therapies to fill the needs of his clients. These approaches may include cognitive-behavioral methods; client centered, solution focused and emotionally focused therapy. Changes happen for clients when they experience emotional changes, which help repair, heal and begin new behavioral patterns. Richard believes clients must feel comfortable and safe in therapy.

Richard describes counseling as a process of learning how to be happy, not a place to cover up or disregard old wounds. Richard feels with time and educated support, people can feel happier about themselves and their situations in life.