“What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Paul Ruffer, licensed clinical social worker

Paul Ruffer, licensed clinical social worker

To be alive is to have challenges and problems. We don’t choose our challenges and problems, rather we choose how and with whom to navigate them. With this understanding, I help individuals and couples overcome feeling broken, inadequate, or stuck.

Working together, we uncover how fear (which sometimes can be “false evidence appearing real”), anxiety, sadness and the negative self messages and insecurities that fuel those emotions can overshadow our strengths and dreams. Strengths and dreams are really important, because the work, as I do it, is driven by what’s right about you as opposed to what’s not (yet).

I am licensed clinical social worker and Advanced Certified Imago Therapist who is compassionate and respectful of the spiritual dimension of life. I offer a comprehensive array of services that includes:

Whether you’re suffering emotional struggles or simply need someone to listen during a tumultuous life event, I can provide the care you are seeking.

My goal is to work myself out of a job. I do that best by helping you realize how you neglect to appreciate the good that not only surrounds you, but is within you. With that awareness we work together to empower you to discover that you do have all you need to become the person you wish to be.

I accept most major insurances for payment.