Ruth Wilkirson, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Ruth Wilkirson is an LCSW, recently relocated to Fayetteville from Tulsa Oklahoma. Having worked for twenty-plus years as a hairstylist, she achieved her Masters in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma in 2013 and has since worked in both Community Mental Health and Private Practice settings. Ruth is trained in a range of techniques and enjoys helping an adult clientele with a wide variety of needs.]
For clients faced with issues of loss of trauma, Ruth is certified in both EMDR and Cognitive Processing Therapy.
For clients who would like to be more self-aware in the face of challenges, regulate stress and emotions, intensify focus, access creativity, communicate more effectively, be more present in relationships, and experience greater well-being, Ruth has trained in techniques from several research-based interventions including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Activation, Rather than focusing on the elimination of difficult feelings or symptoms, these research-based interventions are more about developing a healthy relationship to difficulties, Emphasizing life-enhancing behaviors, and living a rich, full, satisfying life.
Ruth herself is a long time practitioner of both medication and yoga techniques and is currently in the process of certification as a Yoga Teacher. As in the practice of Yoga, Ruth’s approach to therapy is customized for each client to facilitate progress toward desired change and wellness based on his or her unique goals and values