Ruth has been working in the field of eating disorders for the past 6 years. She started her career journey at Children’s Health in Plano as a milieu coordinator and became a clinical therapist intern for their inpatient, partial and IOP programs.
Following this, she became a primary therapist at Center for Discovery Outpatient in Dallas. During her time there, Ruth became an Assistant Director and oversaw adolescent and family programming. It was here that Ruth became known for her creative problem solving, sense of humor and enthusiasm for each client’s recovery journey. She also discovered a passion for mentoring and consulting newer clinicians.
In February 2020, Ruth founded Ruth Roddy Counseling, LLC. The practice is focused on eating disorders and the needs of women and teens who experience these challenges.
Ruth's fee is $150 per 50 minute session. Income based sliding scale is available on a case
by case basis.
What is therapy with Ruth like?
You will be equipped with a better understanding of the problem you are experiencing. Ruth often incorporates research into sessions in a fun, enthusiastic way that is easy to understand.
You will gain clarity around the positive qualities and strengths you already have to make changes in your life. Ruth loves to encourage and point out the strengths in her clients.
Making changes is hard for everyone. The way we make lasting change is by learning to identify and live out our individual values. Through therapy, you can learn to do this process even when you’re on your own.
While I am absolutely in love with my profession and business, I have other passions as well. I own this business with my husband, Curtis Roddy, who is my business manager. It has been a surreal experience building our companies together the past year and we are enjoying the ride. We are the parents to two kids under 5 and they are the lights of our lives. We enjoy taking them on little trips, swimming and grilling out together with friends. Like any great millennial, I frequent local coffee shops and love well made pastries of all kinds.
Anna has joined our team because she’s passionate about helping young adults find their healing and boldly walk toward their best selves. Her personal journey with teens started 20 years ago as a camp counselor and eventually evolved into full time youth ministry. It was then that she realized how crucial these years are in an individual’s life and how important it is that a young adult is surrounded by people who care and can provide support.
Anna earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Fresno Pacific University located in the fruitful heart of California. She then spent 6years in full time youth ministry and continued her education by
earning a Master of Science degree in Counseling Clinical Psychology from Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas. Throughout this time Anna dedicated 7 years to “making life better for children” at Children’s Health in Dallas, TX, which included working at the Psychiatry Dept: Eating Disorder’s Clinic. This is where Anna met Ruth and had the honor of working alongside her and other incredible professionals.
The last 4 years Anna has spent working at several private practice groups where she has found new passions of helping individuals, men and women, along all walks of life. Anna speaks three languages, including Russian & Ukrainian, and is EMDR trained.
Anna’s fee is $150 per 50 minute session. Income based sliding scale is available on a case by case basis.
Michelle is an experienced, bilingual therapist who joins RRC after three years working with
adolescents and families in residential eating disorder treatment.
Michelle is trained in CBT, ACT, DBT and has a level 2 certification in Sand Tray. Michelle believes in a strength-based approach and will personalize therapy to meet your individual
needs. She has a therapeutic style that is both direct and compassionate. She enjoys incorporating Psychodrama in individual, group therapy and family therapy. She is also skilled in servicing the needs of those suffering with anxiety, depression, and dysfunctional family relationships. Michelle is ready to get started with you wherever you are in your recovery journey.
Michelle’s fee is $150 per 50 minute session. Income based sliding scale is available on a
case by case basis.
Lauren is passionate about building a trusting therapeutic relationship with her clients that promote honesty, vulnerability, and growth. She holds the lead therapist position at a PHP and IOP treatment center for eating disorders, where she has worked for over a year now.
Lauren received her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies in 2018 and went on to receive a Master of Science in Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy in 2021, both from Texas Tech University. She has experience working with individuals, couples, and families of many diverse backgrounds and presenting problems. During her time in graduate school, she gained experience working with adolescents and their families to treat anxiety, depression, and mood disorders.
Lauren takes a collaborative approach, taking the individual and unique needs of each patient into consideration when approaching treatment. Lauren works from an experiential lens, often incorporating mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) into sessions. She is passionate about working with clients who have experienced trauma, eating disorders, anxiety and depression, as well as incorporating familial and relational support when possible.
Supervised by Kayli Cross, LMFT-S
Lauren's fee is $135 per 50 minute session. Income based sliding scale is available on
a case by case basis.