Welcome to your new way of managing life with A.Y.O. Conversations, PLLC (Are You Okay). Often times we feel helpless and hopeless and need a safe partner to find our way through it all. I am Sharonda Ruffin MSW, LCSW.
An original native of Chicago, IL, I am a graduate of The Grambling State University. I have 10 years of experience working with teens, adults, and advanced adults. Specializing in working with anxiety, trauma, relationships, depression, and transitioning to parenthood. I am EMDR (eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing ) trained.
I utilize a psychoanalytic approach in the belief that aims to bring the unconscious or deeply buried thoughts and feelings to the conscious mind so that repressed experiences and emotions, often from childhood are brought to the surface and examined.
It is my hope that working with you will bring improvement to your life and circumstances. Providing you with empathy, compassion, a safe and supportive environment for the time we spend together. Thank you for trusting me enough to walk along side you in the days ahead.