Ruth Kerley grew up in Oak Ridge North Carolina. She graduated from Meredith College with a BA in Social Work. After working in the Crisis Intervention and Sexual Abuse Prevention education arena, she returned to school and received her Masters in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. Ruth’s postgraduate work with military families focused on adjustment and transition disorders, attention and focusing issues, autism assessments and IEP education and advocacy. Ruth is passionate about working with families and individuals. She is thrilled to be back living in NC after 25 years of traveling around with her Army husband and three sons!