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Ruth Gordon Ruth Gordon, MA/MSW/LCSW

I bring with me +30 years of experience as a clinician. My Masters degrees are from: Assumption College, Worcester, MA, Master of Arts in Psychology & Counseling/ and Boston University School of Social Work, Boston, MA, an MSW in Clinical Social Work. This is the 11th year I have written a monthly newsletter that is sent to approximately 500 individuals. The archive can be found on my website, www.foreverfabulousyou.com.

Office Location:
The OC Building, 11983 Tamiami Trail, N., Naples, FL 34110
Naples, Florida
34110
United States
Phone: 239 293-4314

Ruth Gordon has a clinical practice in Naples, FL

Professional Website: www.foreverfabulousyou.com

March 14, 2019
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

sex trafficking

Turning a Blind Eye

March 14, 2019 21:38 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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Robert Kraft bought himself a “happy ending”at the Orchids of Asia Spa on the morning of the 2019 Super Bowl. The woman who gratified his need was one of a number of individuals who had been lured to said spa by the unscrupulous owners. The Patriots won, Bob Kraft appeared to be very happy, that should have been the end of the story. For Mr. Kraft it was a very good day. A new story was, however, unfolding. [More]

January 9, 2019
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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New Year Resolutions: Achievable or Just Magical Thinking?

January 9, 2019 20:33 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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Perhaps a resolution is both possible and magical. There’s nothing wrong with magic per se if the belief in the magic is a force for forging ahead. Will the use of enchantment ensure the getting to where one wants to go? Be it January 1st, or a personal guardian angel, if that trust in an intangible helper steadies the way, no harm is done. [More]

December 14, 2018
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Remember or Forget: The Conundrum Regarding the Confederacy

December 14, 2018 14:32 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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In the past few years there has been a lot of attention paid to monuments and memorials that honor members of the Confederacy who fought in the Civil War. The basic argument seems to be: A. We must honor our country’s history and maintain and preserve these remembrances of times past. B. The War was fought to ensure the continuance of slavery and, as such, was an abomination. There are no easy answers, and, certainly, no consensus. Is it healthier to learn from the past, to acknowledge that “the past is prologue” (Shakespeare, The Tempest). Or, is it better to start anew and put the past away? [More]

December 2, 2018
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

when balance fails

When Balance Fails

December 2, 2018 19:42 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

when balance fails
Unfortunately, self-examination is painful. One is confronted with perceived deficiencies in a world that demands perfection. Those who ignore life’s grey areas cannot understand or embrace self-love and empowerment. The belief that a situation is all good or all bad builds a barrier that obstructs acceptance and understanding. At first blush, it is tempting to project one’s feelings of deficiency onto an outside source — just like the ancient scapegoat. [More]

September 17, 2018
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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What Makes A Hero

September 17, 2018 09:38 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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The death of Senator John McCain was commemorated, nationwide, for a full week. He was remembered, primarily, for his courage, while held captive in Vietnam. For 5 1/2 years, held as a prisoner, he refused special treatment. He turned down an “offer” to be released early, spent two years in isolation and carried permanent debilitating physical injuries as a result of poor medical care. [More]

July 18, 2018
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Which Neighborhood Do You Choose? Mr Roger's Documentary Seeks to Ask Questions to Our Generation

July 18, 2018 13:15 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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A new documentary premiered recently. “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” about the philosophy and achievements of Mr. (Fred) Rogers. The film has received rave reviews from both critics, and the public in general. It is said that the reminder of a more gentle, accepting outlook on what life and behavior could be is an antidote to the deep recurring anger that has seemed to have taken over many everyday lives. Mr. Rogers’ message is, of course, “It’s you I like”. He proposed a world where individuals listen to, learn from and expand their horizons while airing their differences. [More]

June 19, 2018
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Danger Drink + Depression : A lethal combo

June 19, 2018 18:09 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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Within three days two prominent personalities, who appeared to have success, wealth, and love have killed themselves. The cultural environment in the United States in 2018 has encouraged the man/woman on the street to believe that if one has gained these three qualities that life will be simply and unquestionably superb. Those with that belief are buying into a myth. They are allowing themselves to be mislead. [More]