Ruth Vanden Bosch

(MA, LPC, RN)

About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Nurse licensed in Michigan, a Nationally Certified Counselor and a member of the American Counseling Association. I have 20-years of experience working as a Counselor and Life Coach. . I graduated with High Honors from Aquinas College with a BSN in Nursing and a BS in Psychology. I graduated from Western Michigan University with High Honors and received an MA in Counseling Psychology.

I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders and career challenges, I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.As an RN and a LPC, I have helped many persons with cancer and other life-challenging conditions, and their families, cope with their illness. I have facilitated support groups for Hospice, PFLAG (Parents and Friends of LGBTQ+), Cancer support, Pet Loss, Career and Compulsive Eating. I co-facilitate ""The Art of Healing" retreats with Dr. Bernie Siegel, author of "Love, Medicine & Miracles"

I am a Contributing Author for Star Nations Magazine and I have been a Contributing Author for a chapter in a book written by Dr. Bernie Siegel entitled, "Faith, Hope & Healing'" which describes my journey with kidney cancer. I recently wrote a chapter in Dr. Siegel's new book, 'Love, Animals and Miracles." The name of the chapter I wrote was "Maltese Miracle" which is a story about my little 5 pound Maltese dog named Bernie.

My therapeutic style can be described as warm and integrative, assessing the needs and style that will best serve the individual person. I use a mix between Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy and various holistic approaches, including positive psychology. I believe in exploring the connection between the body and the mind to treat all of the individual's needs. My belief is that an individual must explore many areas of their functioning to ensure optimum health physically and emotionally. I am positively focused to help the person move forward in a productive way with their life, and past their current obstacles.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Grief
  • Eating

I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship, Family, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related, Self esteem, Career, Depression

Years of Experience: 23

Licensing

LPC #6401002182 (Expires: 2019-05-31)


Reviews

Written by V.A. on Jan 09, 2018 after counseling with Ruth for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

I would like to say that Ruth has been greatly supportive and helpful in these few recent weeks. She has provided me with the tools to help myself and to see my problems from a different perspective. I believe that I was meant to cross paths with her because she was exactly what I needed to start on my journey to health and happiness. You are a joy Ruth! Thank you for all you do!

Written by .. on Jan 03, 2018 after counseling with Ruth for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, eating, and self esteem

She’s amazing and everything I didn’t know I needed she helped me recognize so much about myself!

Written by V.A. on Dec 10, 2017 after counseling with Ruth for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning grief

Ruth is awesome! More than words can express.

Written by H.A. on Nov 14, 2017 after counseling with Ruth for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

Ruth is super nice, warm and supportive.

Written by Y.U. on Nov 11, 2017 after counseling with Ruth for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, eating, and self esteem

Ruth is fantastic!

Written by D.E. on Oct 26, 2017 after counseling with Ruth for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Ruth is incredibly supportive, attentive, and understanding - exactly what I needed! She helps you to explore yourself and help you find the conclusions that help to empower yourself. Highly recommended!

Written by C.H. on Oct 13, 2017 after counseling with Ruth for 2 weeks on issues concerning family

Ruth has been a most trusted counsellor and helps me to get an understanding and perspective on what is happening around me. The sessions have been invaluable and very accurate. I have had counseling over the years on and off for short bursts of time but only Ruth has had the sheer insight that just ties up all the loose ends and makes sense of what is going on. I do not believe that many counsellors have this insight. I would definitely recommend Ruth to anyone seeking help.

Written by L.I. on Sep 21, 2017 after counseling with Ruth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, and self esteem

I've just started with Ruth, and I feel already confident with her. I appreciate everything she wrote. I have the feeling she is always there to reassure me, and her advice and guidance help me so much!

Written by V.E. on Sep 16, 2017 after counseling with Ruth for 2 weeks

Ruth is great! I enjoy the exchanges and support that Ruth is providing, thank you!

Written by S.A. on Jul 27, 2017 after counseling with Ruth for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family, eating, self esteem, and career

Ruth is amazing! She will always be there for you!

Written by T.O. on Jul 08, 2017 after counseling with Ruth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and self esteem

She is very helpful and understanding.

Written by R.E. on Jul 02, 2017 after counseling with Ruth for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship, family, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Ruth has been so helpful and supportive. She helps me see things in a different perspective and she actually cares. She always finds the time to respond as well.

Written by S.H. on Jun 26, 2017 after counseling with Ruth for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

Ruth is wonderfully kind and supportive. She listens and provides great advice. She responds proactively and is genuine. I cannot recommend her enough.

Written by E.R. on Jun 20, 2017 after counseling with Ruth for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship, self esteem, anger, and career

Ruth has been a great help with my marital problems. She never outrightly told me what to do and always respected the course of action I wanted to take and offered guidance with it--even when I changed my mind 3 times in a month. As for my marriage, we have a long way to go but things seem to be on the mend and I couldn't have gotten through this painful time without her support and confidentiality.

Written by A.S. on Jun 01, 2017 after counseling with Ruth for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, and career

Ruth is really nice and supportive. She has been extremely informative in helping me understanding what I am experiencing and why.

Written by D.R. on May 24, 2017 after counseling with Ruth for 4 months on issues concerning self esteem

Ruth has been absolutely supportive and helpful, and she genuinely cares about me.

Written by E.L. on May 18, 2017 after counseling with Ruth for 3 months on issues concerning intimacy-related, and eating

Ruth is very supportive and knowledgeable. Thank you so much for all your help Ruth!

Written by M.A on Feb 18, 2017 after counseling with Ruth for 2 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, and self esteem

Ruth is just great! She understands your needs and is very responsive, what is crucial to me, strongly recommend to everyone. She has helped me a lot so far!

Written by A.N on Feb 16, 2017 after counseling with Ruth for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

Ruth has been so understanding - it has been an absolute pleasure to work with her!

Written by B.I on Jan 24, 2017 after counseling with Ruth for 3 weeks

She is caring and informative

Written by J.E on Jan 23, 2017 after counseling with Ruth for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Ruth is honest, easy to talk to, and she cares about your concerns. I highly recommend her. She is so encouraging.

Written by J.O on Jan 22, 2017 after counseling with Ruth for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

So far Ruth has been lovely!

Written by E.M on Dec 29, 2016 after counseling with Ruth for 3 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, and intimacy-related

Ruth helped me a lot. I had a lot of things on my mind and I've never been able to talk to anyone about it. I only had her for a short time but I am incredibly grateful for the help she has given me!

Written by P.A on Nov 16, 2016 after counseling with Ruth for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and intimacy-related

Ruth Is amazing and helpful. She gave me strength and always show me the right way to deal with things and I am so thankful for her.

Written by A.L on Oct 27, 2016 after counseling with Ruth for 2 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, self esteem, anger, career, and depression

Ruth was a great help to me during the last few months while I was going through a big change in my life and my marriage. I'm in a much better place than I was a few months ago thanks to her.

Written by B.I on Sep 18, 2016 after counseling with Ruth for 1 month on issues concerning relationship, grief, and intimacy-related

Ruth has been helping me through some very difficult times. I would highly recommend her for any help with relationship issues. She is very understanding, friendly and even blunt at times when you need to be kicked into shape.

Written by V.I on Jul 22, 2016 after counseling with Ruth for 1 week

Just after one message to my new counselor, she seems engaged and willing to help. I hope I can go through a breakthrough with her, to deal better with my problems.

Written by E.L on Jun 18, 2016 after counseling with Ruth for 1 month on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and grief

Rush is kind, intuitive and caring.

Written by V.A on Apr 12, 2016 after counseling with Ruth for 1 month on issues concerning grief

Ruth Vanden Bosch is an awesome counselor she has always been there for me. I enjoy talking to her online and once on the phone. She is caring and understanding. Thanks again for being here for me Ruth Vanden Bosch. I really appreciate it.

Written by J.E on Apr 08, 2016 after counseling with Ruth for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating, and depression

I am having a great experance working with Ruth. I've had therapy in the past and people have been too serious. Ruth understands my quirky humor and my need to be silly. Her compassionate style and information are fantastic for my needs. She is very encouraging and supportive. Thanks Ruth.

Written by J.O on Nov 13, 2015 after counseling with Ruth for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and depression

For a short and sweet testimonial I'll just say, Ruth is caring and really want's to help you, by teaching you to help yourself and show you that you're not alone in how you feel. She showed me, that my issues not new to the human psyche at large and have solutions if your willing to find them.

Written by G.I on Sep 24, 2015 after counseling with Ruth for 1 year and 4 months

Ruth is very friendly, engaging, and to the point. She has helped to set my mind at ease to the stressful situations in my life right now, and helped me see the folly in some of my thinking.

Written by W.E on Aug 26, 2015 after counseling with Ruth for 5 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Ruth is super sweet and checks in and I feel she truly worries about her patients. She is always quickly responsive, takes my thoughts and questions and tries her best to help me make sense of them. She gives truthful advice that at times can be difficult, but at this point, I need honesty even if harsh to face.

Written by H.E on Jul 16, 2015 after counseling with Ruth for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Excellent Counselor!!!

Written by J.I on Jun 10, 2015 after counseling with Ruth for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and depression

During the last six months I went through major challenges and transitions. My counselor, Ruth Vanden Bosch, seemed to be very in tune with me and I was impressed with how quickly she got back to me and always offered grounded, knowledgeable, advice and oodles of positive support. I found her empathetic, humorous and open minded. I feel like I went through huge life changes with much more resilience than I would have with the resources I had before connecting with Ruth.
When you are stressed and depleted within an inch of your life and need help, it is ridiculous to have to shop around for a counselor; I think that the platform of Betterhelp.com saves you allot of heartache.

Written by K.A on Apr 18, 2015 after counseling with Ruth for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and depression

I have found Ruth to be incredibly understanding, empathetic and full of good advice and practical steps to take. She's very insightful and equips me with the right information and tools I need on my path to recovery.
Thanks, Ruth!

Written by O.L on Apr 03, 2015 after counseling with Ruth for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family, intimacy-related, and depression

She has helped a tremendous amount, and would like to give her my highest recommendations !!!

Written by I.N on Mar 19, 2015 after counseling with Ruth for 1 month on issues concerning family, and trauma and abuse

Ruth is compassionate, insightful and wise. She not only listened but provided healthy and sound advice during a very challenging season in my life. I am very grateful for the counsel she provided.

Written by T.I on Feb 24, 2015 after counseling with Ruth for 3 weeks on issues concerning grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

In the short time together, Ruth Vanden Bosch was able to cut through my forest of emotions and mis-givings in such a way that I can recognize signs of trouble - signs I was oblivious to prior to our "chats".

Her spiritually guided ways of helping me to handle situations beyond my control are techniques I see myself using the rest of my life!

Thank you Ruth, you were a lighthouse...

Written by C.H on Feb 09, 2015 after counseling with Ruth for 3 weeks on issues concerning family

Ruth has been excellent and the first counsellor, of many I have seen over the years, to recognise the crux of the issue instantly. Which has been an enormous eye opener and help to me. I like her straight forward, no nonsense style. I would recommend Ruth to anyone seeking open, honest help to improve their situation and their lives.