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DIANNE RUTH, CCH, PhD (619) 961-7500


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An Autobiographical Sketch of
My Life Experiences

by Dianne Ruth, CCH, PhD

"I am dedicated to helping you discover a sense of accomplishment, self-discovery, and personal excellence. To accomplish this, I use creativity, innovation, awareness, empathy, and the rich resources I have gathered over many years of a wide variety of life experiences and education.


I was born and raised in Michigan. The date of my birth was April 28. (For those of you who are curious, that makes me a Taurus with moon in Virgo, and rising in Cancer.) While still quite young, at age four, I was adopted by a well-to-do couple. I grew up outside a small resort town called Lake Orion. It was about 40 miles north of Detroit.

I was brought up as an only child. Surrounded by private lakes and wild game preserves, I evolved self-reliance and a sensitivity to my environment. My foremost companions were my horses, dogs, cats, and other small creatures.

Often alone, my warm weather activities frequently consisted of wildlife and nature studies, exploring the countryside, wilderness camping, and water sports. Winter offered opportunities for roller skating at the local rink, ice skating, tobogganing, sledding, plus time for avid reading and hours spent drawing. Despite shyness and a secluded childhood, I developed a sincere interest in people.

As a young adult...

I was young, in my mid-teens when I left home to establish my independence. Because my business skills and work experience were limited at that age, I supported myself with a variety of odd jobs over the next few years.

Some of my work experiences during that time consisted of mothers’ helper, housekeeper, stable hand, table server, carhop, short-order cook, auto paint masker, and working in a bakery. Additionally, I worked as a retail salesclerk, phone solicitor, receptionist, elevator operator, and general office clerk.

Fieldwork consisted of selling institutional janitorial supplies, art courses, residential remodeling, and printing. My employment history later included training in career counseling. Wanting better opportunities in the job market, I taught myself to type.

I continued to refine my creativity and working skills until, over nearly a 20-year period, I made my mark in the graphic communications industry as an artist and art director, journeyman typographer, cameraman, film stripper, and plate maker.

In addition, I became highly knowledgeable in publishing, business sales promotion, marketing, merchandising, advertising, public relations, and publicity. Additional skills I developed included jewelry design, casting, fabrication, and jewelry appraisals.

Much of my earlier work experience took place in several different cities and states over about a ten-year period. I started in the Detroit area, then after a couple of years moved to the east, which included living for a while in Philadelphia and New York City.

My happy wandering days...

Tiring of the "asphalt jungle,"--this was back during the late 1950s and early 1960s, I relocated to Indianapolis, than Gary and finally moved to Chicago.

Later, I wound up back in Detroit for a couple of years, before deciding to go west. First, I spent a brief time in Fort Worth/Dallas area then I moved to Phoenix. Not being able to find work there, I migrated on up to Denver.

In 1971 I made my way to the Los Angeles area for better work opportunities.

Other activities...

Other activities during my Los Angeles stay involved appointments and elections to governing posts in several nationally recognized business, professional, and community organizations.

I also joined the American Red Cross, Los Angeles, as a volunteer. I earned certification in twenty-four courses in Safety Services and Disaster Preparedness, and several in Instructor's Training.

In the early to mid-‘70s, I received extensive supervision and hands-on experience in crisis counseling and casework for disaster victims. This work extended up through the early 1990s. This was the beginning of my holistic counseling career.  

Returning to college...

During this time, I, became certified as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-1A). I worked with paramedic teams and in hospital emergency rooms weekends.

This interest led to professional training and licensing in a medical model of massage therapy. The result was an eight-year interim career with a thriving private practice.

This included making house calls to movie stars, celebrities and the "rich and famous." My beat included Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, elite areas of the San Fernando Valley, and throughout the Hollywood Hills.

While engaging in work related to the physical and mental health care field, I attended college full-time. My initial academic goal and training involved pre-med with a view toward becoming a chiropractic physician. Later, however, I selected a more comprehensive program, and proceeded to earn my Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical and Counseling Psychology degree.

My move back to Denver...

In 1994, after 23 years in California, I decided to return to the Denver metro area. This decision was two-fold.

First, I had just survived the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. My home was damaged and my practice was virtually wiped out--most of my clients hailed from the Northridge area and had lost their homes and/or the buildings where they worked had collapsed. Therefore, they were forced to move elsewhere.

Second, my decision to return to Denver was made to fulfill my progressive visions of establishing and building the following organizations, professional practices, and businesses.

These included The Healing Tree, A Short-Term Holistic Counseling Practice, Dynamic Resources International™, An Anxiety Care Coaching Business, The Money Clinic™, How to Reconnect With Your Divine Birthright and Have Balance and Abundance in Mind and Body Health, Wealth, Prosperity and Spirituality.

More recently...

More recently, I enrolled in, and graduated from the Institute for Life Coach Training in 2000. I had been told that "therapists make the best coaches." My goal was to learn how to use some of the powerful communication techniques I had already mastered and add a solid knowledge base of training in leading edge coaching skills.


I devote most of my time to my clients, building my business, writing, and learning my computer so I can work on my websites. In addition, I am continuing my education.

Currently, I maintain a small select private Anxiety Care Coaching & Alternative Counseling practice by phone under Dynamic Resources International which is a subsidiary of the The Healing Tree.

To view the difference between Life Coaching vs Psychotherapy, click on this link.

Coming home to Southern California . . .

Now, I have returned to the west coast where my heart resonates with the surf, and to be closer to my family. :o)

Personal interests...

In my spare time, I love exploring the mountains and countryside and all kinds of travel. I have maintained my passion for reading. My interests range from metaphysics, historical fiction, science fantasy, and educational books.

Competition digital photography, going to funky restaurants with gourmet food, coffee houses with live music, playing Scrabble, social events, networking, and doing volunteer work, and handgun target shooting, are other pastimes I really enjoy.


These earlier life experiences, along with lots of education and training, have served as valuable assets. They have helped me to more successfully understand and respond to your personal needs.

As a result, I am dedicated to helping you effectively balance your energies. My aim is for you to unlock your own personal power and excellence, and to discover your strengths, passions, life purpose, and dreams in life.



We honor your race, religion, culture, and way of life. We welcome adults in consensual, sane and safe, alternative sexual and other lifestyles.

The designated contact and principal office responsible for this website, is Dianne Ruth, CCH, PhD (619) 961-7500 

The Healing Tree
Panic & PTSD Hypnotherapy Center San Diego

Mission Valley
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San Diego, CA 92108 USA

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