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Counselor / Therapist in Kalamazoo, MI

Ruth L. Eichler, LMSW

Ruth L. Eichler, LMSW photo
Imago Relationship Therapy
Living Your Best Life
If you are in a relationship or a marriage and wish more tools to effectively and lovingly connect in meaningful ways, I can assist you. I am a certified Imago Relationship Therapist (advanced clinician), and you can find out more about this method on web_site.

If you are an individual wish to move to a better state of emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing and to move through issues, I am happy to assist you with a variety of methods that best suit you. These methods might include talk therapy, mindfulness meditation, Heart Math for stress reduction, art, or EMDR, and sometimes yoga. EMDR has been very successful as a tool to assist those wanting to work through traumatic events and issues so that you can be freed from the pain and triggers from the past.

Psychosynthesis principles that assume that each person has a wise self within and that we can move to greater states of integration and wellbeing underlie my work as a therapist.
Bio
I have been in private practice as a psychotherapist for 27 years. I have facilitated hundreds of workshops and training programs over the years, all with the intention of enhancing personal and spiritual growth. I have trained therapists in Psychosynthesis principles and methods since 1986 and provided supervision, and co-faciltated a Sound Mystery School for seven years. My husband and I have a peace chamber in the tradition of Joseph Rael on our land and offer many programs through this venue. I am also a yoga teacher, certified through the Yoga Alliance.

As a therapist, I see late adolescents and adults of all ages with about half of my practice being with couples and the other half with individuals.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Life and Wellness Coaching
 Anger Management  Life Transitions
 Anger Management  Loneliness
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Marriage Counseling
 Body Image Issues  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Caregiver Issues  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy
 Chronic Illness  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Relationships
 Couples Therapy  Self Esteem Issues
 Depression  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Divorce  Stress Management
 Eating Disorders  Trauma and PTSD
 Gay or Lesbian Issues  Women's Issues
 Grief and Loss  Work and Career Issues
Certifications
 Certified EMDR Therapist (EMDRIA)  Certified Relationship Specialist (CRS)
 EMDR Part 1 and 2 (EMDRIA)  Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
 Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW)
Education/Training
I have a Masters Degree in Secondary Education (Wichita Sate University 1974) and a Masters Degree in Social Work (Western Michigan University 1990).

Psychosynthesis Training -- (1983-1994 plus ongoing education)
Imago Relationship Therapy -- advanced clinician since 1999 with ongoing continuing education
EMDR -- Level I and II (1990's)
Yoga Teacher Training (completed 2009)
Continuing Education -- for social work license
Memberships
National Association of Social Workers
EMDRIA
Yoga Alliance
Payments Accepted
Insurance, cash, check
Hours:10-6
License:6801061288 Michigan
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Location
309 W. Walnut
Additional Location
10867 Dutch Settlement Rd.
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