Hi Risa. Thank you for coming to speak to our group. Sorry it was such a small group. I think the weather was responsible for so many women staying home. Your presentation about post traumatic stress syndrome was both interesting and informative. I did not know it could take so long for PTSD to appear in an individual. Thanks again for your presentation. Anne February 2, 2011 Rochester, NY
“Risa Ruse, has been a colleague for more than two years, and I admire the fact that she has survived the complexities of PTSD, aside from tyring to bring her family back into her life. She has exemplified the strength in Humanity, and navigated the maze of the business world on the Internet through trial and error which could not have bveen accomplished without believing that she could help those with PTSD. She has more than earned my respect, but she has become a close friend by sharing our lives together.” September 29, 2010
Albert Duran, President, Heart Flames
worked directly with Risa at DBA, Thoughts by Risa
The benefit that I received from the workshops was the discussions that we had regarding Risa’s poetry. It opened my eyes about a lot of things from PTSD, Religion, and life itself. I absolutely felt we have connected/and accepting of my Higher Power that I choose to call God. Another benefit is the direction that I had received from Risa’s workshop that affects other areas of my life.
I would refer Risa in a second. Risa has a lot more to offer other than just the group setting. I had the opportunity to talk to Risa via phone a couple of times. Risa is as and continues to be very supportive in the recovery process of PTSD. One of her best assets in my opinion is her ability to listen.
Relapse is/was not ever a thought during my work with Risa. Experience overall was very positive and uplifting to use. It gave me a positive outlook to the future.
From: Michael of Recovery Houses of Rochester March 28, 2012