Ruth Story, LCPC - nCenter

Ruth Story, LCPC

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My name is Ruth Story, I am a licensed clinical professional counselor with the state of Montana and I joined the Belgrade nCenter in 2016.

I provide counseling services to pre-teens, teenagers and adults of all ages and backgrounds. My goal is to provide a supportive environment to assist you with healing and personal growth. I seek to provide gentle guidance to help family members relate to each other in more helpful, kind, and dignity-promoting ways. I am in the process of completing training in Somatic Experiencing which is an experiential method that helps people heal through engaging the nervous system. In addition to Somatic Experiencing, I utilize some elements of CBT, DBT and art therapy to help clients to access their strengths and ability to heal.
I am in my second year of training in Somatic Experiencing and find this to be a very useful modality to work with all types of trauma by integrating the nervous system into the healing process. I have experience working with teens to promote recovery from traumatic life situations and assist with reintegration into their homes, families, and communities.
Prior to counseling, I earned my elementary education degree and I worked for 10 years in the Bozeman school district in special education and as a 6th grade math teacher. I am an avid mountain bike rider and will be completing The White Rim Trail this fall (2020). I love family, music and the arts.

I have been working as a professional counselor since 2009, having earned my Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from MSU Bozeman. I trained in Bowen family systems theory because I have always had an appreciation for the roles we play in our families of origin and how that translates into our current relationships. I seek to provide gentle guidance to help family members relate to each other in more helpful, kind, and dignity-promoting ways.

I am also trained in emotionally focused therapy (EFT). I believe EFT can bring a level of emotional resolution to relationships that is deeply healing. Before I came to the nCenter, I worked with adults at the Human Development Clinic at MSU Bozeman and with youth and families in both inpatient and outpatient settings. As an inpatient therapist at Acadia Montana, I had the opportunity to work with teens and their families to promote recovery from traumatic life situations and to assist with reintegration into their homes, families, and communities.

I also worked as a C.S.C.T. (Comprehensive School and Community Treatment) therapist in a school setting for 6 years. Working with youth in grades 6-12, I was able to assist children and their families with crisis management as well as help them attain better social skills, emotional regulation, and problem-solving skills so that they could learn to manage and navigate difficult situations.

Location

Ruth Story, LCPC
21000 Frontage Road, Suite 12
Belgrade, MT 59714

Call the nCenter at (406) 599-2492 to schedule with Ruth.

Specialties

Children
Adolescents
Adults

Issues

  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • PTSD/ Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Transgender
  • Women’s Issues

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