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Dr. Dorothy Rutherford-Steiss, LMHC, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Indiana with my doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I primarily work with adults focusing on various concerns including anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues, career/job challenges, and end-of-life concerns. I also specialize in concerns that are a result of healthcare diagnoses such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and neurocognitive issues.

My counseling style is open, nonjudgmental, and interactive, treating all clients with respect, dignity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and feminine counseling that is specific to each client's needs and treatment goals. I utilize various modalities including talk therapy, Mindfulness Meditation, narrative therapy, and CBT techniques to further a client's processing.

I believe that change is possible if the client is ready. Recognizing that change may be difficult, I am here to support, encourage, gently challenge, and assist my clients in their process on their journey.

Professional experience

12yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy

Services offered

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License information

IN LMHC 39003357A

VA LPC 0701013264

Reviews

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Dr. Rutherford-Steiss is amazing! Kind and understanding but also firm in the just the right way. Highly recommend her!

Written on Jan 16, 2024 after therapy with Dorothy for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, and self esteem

I’m the past year I have really been able to take control of my mind with the help of Dorothy and better help. I can’t recommend it enough.

Written on Aug 25, 2023 after therapy with Dorothy for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and adhd

Dr. Dorothy is really amazing. She listens well, provides excellent tips, and validated my feelings. She is an incredible advocate, always reliable, kind, and helpful. She helped me tremendously in navigating a new and stressful situation with elder care. She is very knowledgeable in this space, and can empathize with having experienced many challenges herself. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. Dorothy!

Written on Jul 31, 2023 after therapy with Dorothy for 5 months on issues concerning family conflicts

She is extremely helpful.

Written on May 01, 2023 after therapy with Dorothy for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

I love my Doctor she seriously helps me feel better about myself and helps me do better in understanding who I am and I can make it. She is a wonderful person and a great friend to. I would love.to keep her as my therapist forever.

Written on Feb 27, 2023 after therapy with Dorothy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

She is great at listening and connecting behaviors to previous life events

Written on Aug 08, 2022 after therapy with Dorothy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties