Aquanatte M. Ruffin, MSW, LCSW

Aquanatte M. Ruffin, MSW, LCSW

Professions: Coaching, Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 34005329A
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 24993
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Office 1
7870 Broadway
Suite F
Merrillville, Indiana 46410 - United States
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Cigna
  • Optum Health
  • United Behavioral Health

Fees: Free 30 minute initial consultation.
Session fees $110-$150.00 per hour

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My desire as a faith-based therapist and coach is to see people navigate life's transitions and difficulties with confidence. It is a privilege to embark on the journey with people as they begin to discover their inner strengths that will help them to overcome all obstacles on their life paths. I believe we all have been provided with blueprints for our lives. Life's circumstances can cause us to lose focus, lose direction, and even lose hope in the plans we have designed for us.

I utilize a faith-based approach in my practice. I have a strong passion to see people through the seemingly hopeless situations that have come their way. We are very resilient and stronger than we can ever imagine. I am passionate about being a therapist because I want to understand when no one understands, I want to hope when there seems to be no hope, and I desire to help people move through the clouds of fear only to see the bright rays of love shining through.

It is important for me to create a safe and supportive environment where judgment does not exist and acceptance is unconditional. It remains the highest privilege for me as a therapist to have people open up their world to me, to become vulnerable, and trust me to help them with change, healing, and growth.

Email or Call Aquanatte M. Ruffin, MSW, LCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 24993

More Info About My Practice

I accept Insurance and fee for service clients.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I specialize in with working with teenagers facing depression, self-harm, anxiety disorders, behavior and conduct disorders, self-esteem concerns, poor peer relationships, and trauma and anger issues.

I also specialize in working with adults facing depression, grief/loss concerns, domestic violence, stress management, and relational problems.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I utilize a faith-based approach in my practice.

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Irritability
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Rejection
  • Religious Issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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