Brooke Ruf

PhD, Doctoral Limited Licensed Psychologist

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Locations

Psychological Consultation Center
6500 Byron Center Ave SW, Suite 300
Byron Center, MI 49315

Patient Ages

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Older Adult

Brooke received her Bachelor of Science in cognitive science with a minor in psychology from University of California, Merced. She continued on to earn her Master’s of Arts in clinical psychology and is currently a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University. Her academic and clinical training has been accredited by the American Psychological Association.

Before coming to Pine Rest, she received training in psychotherapy and psychological testing at community mental health settings, elementary schools, a Veteran Affairs Healthcare System, and a university counseling center working with people of all ages, diverse backgrounds, and for a wide variety of presenting problems. Her areas of interest include, but are not limited to, mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, relationship issues, spiritual/religious issues, adjustment/life transition issues, and women’s issues.

Her approach to therapy aims to provide a safe, nonjudgmental, empathic environment where individuals can feel known and cared for in all aspects of their multicultural identities. She works collaboratively with individuals to understand who they are, where they come from, and where they want to be in an effort to both alleviate current suffering as well as explore the underlying historical experiences and patterns that have shaped the individual.

Brooke Ruf participates in the Diversity Collective.

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Articles

Mental Illness Stigma Keeps People From Seeking Help. Our Support Can Make a Difference.

Mental Illness Stigma Keeps People From Seeking Help. Our Support Can Make a Difference.

October 2 – 8, 2022 is National Mental Illness Awareness Week. Half of all lifetime cases of mental illness in the U.S. begin by age 14 and 75% by age 24. Yet, the average delay between onset of symptoms and intervention is 8-10 years....

The Different Faces of Depression

The Different Faces of Depression

  October is Depression Awareness Month With over 300 million experiencing depression worldwide, it is one of the most common mental health conditions that exists. Depression affects people of all ages, ethnicity, race, gender and income levels....

Tips to Help Your Middle School Student Develop Good Study Habits

Tips to Help Your Middle School Student Develop Good Study Habits

Middle school is more academically rigorous than elementary school. Homework becomes more intense and may take a couple hours each night. Teens may need extra support in the beginning of the year as they learn to make this adjustment. Parents, you...

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