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 Meet Our Coaches and Affiliates


 Midlife by design offers several levels of proffessional deciplienes to deliever a comprhensive treatment apporach to our clients.

Please call 1(800) 413-3057 to schedule a counsulatation or make an appointment with our empowerment experts.

MBD Affiliate:
DR. Sara Garrow Ruebelt, Ph.D., LPC, (MO), LMFT (CA)
Cross-cultural Family Therapist 

Sara Ruebelt, Ph.D. is a family therapist, researcher, and educator who's specialized in cross-cultural family therapy. Dr. Ruebelt received her M.A. in 2002 and Ph.D. 2009 from Saint Louis University where she was awarded a diversity fellowship. She worked at the International Institute of greater Saint Louis as a therapist in the counseling department for five years serving refugees & immigrants from various parts of the world. She conducted her dissertation and research on cross-cultural couple's adjustment at UC-Davis as a visiting scholar in the Psychology Department. She holds a license in Marriage and family therapy (LMFT) in state of California and a License in Professional Counseling (LPC) in state of Missouri. She has been in practice for 15 years and has taught Multicultural Counseling and Trans-generational Theories to graduate students as an adjunct professor at the Alliant International University - California School of Professional Psychology/Marriage and Family Therapy Department in Sacramento. 

Adam Catchings, CPEC

Certified Personal Empowerment Coach  Marketing & Promotions Services

MBD Affiliate:
Dr. Raymond L. Scott, Ph.D.

Cinical Psychologist

Years in Practice: 10+ Years


A large portion of my clinical experiences have involved providing age-appropriate services to adolescents and adults experiencing a range of neurotic and psychotic disorders using a variety of psychological and behavioral interventions.  Other areas of my work include providing crisis management and treatment for severely mentally ill and judicially committed male adults.  I specialize in conducting psychological assessments of patients’ cognitive, personality, behavioral-functional status as appropriate and providing individual and group therapy for military personnel and veterans and their families and for persons seeking help related to the lived-experience of AIDS/HIV, minority status, gay/lesbian/bisexual and/or transgender identities, masculinity or gender issues, and psychological trauma associated with PTSD, sexual abuse, the invisible wounds of war, and physical abuse.  Individual and group therapy also provided for individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, or adjustment disorders and those who need assistance in anger management and impulse control.  I also provide supervision and training to masters and doctoral level students and unlicensed counselors and psychologists using evidence-based practices for treating patients’ mental, emotional, behavioral, and developmental disorders and disabilities. 


As an Empowerment Coach, my forte is derived from my life’s experiences as well as the challenges that I continue to share with my peers colleagues and clients. As your Personal Empowerment Coach, I am ready to help you achieve the growth, development, and ultimate life changes you currently may be missing. Allow me to help you build your strengths by tapping into the attributes of your authentic self.

Adam Catchings, CPEC, Marketing

1(800) 413-3057 ext. 801


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