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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Eating disorders
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy
LPC #6401002182 (Expires: 2023-05-31)
Ruth has been a great help to me! I can definitely feel an improvement to my anxiety. I enjoy being able to talk with her about my thought processes to be able to see where I can improve. I look forward to each session!
Ruth is a very knowledgeable, experienced counselor who takes the time to hear out my issues and applies her expertise to them. She's a good listener and enjoyable to talk to. Sometimes I find we spent too much time talking about casual things, and I could perhaps use a bit more probing from her end. Overall, is trust Ruth and appreciate everything she's done for me.
Ruth is wonderful.
Ruth was astounding. She showed wonderful attentiveness, kindness, patience, support and reassurance. The conversations that took place provoked a great sense of self-awareness through dialogues that set the tone for how to really reframe your mind in a powerful but very forgiving way. I wish I could continue my journey with her, but I know that whoever matches with her will surely feel that there is hope for a better future.
Thank you for all the wonderful things you do to help those that cross your path.
Ruth is so insightful, non judgmental and knows how to talk to me. I had no idea what to expect when I started therapy on line but I have to say she is the best therapist I've ever had, Thank you so much Ruth.
I was so nervous to start my first councilling session, I was worried that I didn’t know where to start or what to talk about. But as soon as I started chatting to Ruth I felt so comfortable and supported, it almost felt like chatting to a friend. I actually look forward to my councilling sessions now and genuinely feel like I can talk to her about anything without judgment. Thank you Ruth!
She is an awesome counselor. She is always there to listen when needed.
I liked my counseling sessions with Ruth. She is very understanding, comprehensive. Expressing my feelings, my situations to her made me feel good.
She is very kind and thoughtful.
Ruth is awesome! She is well rounded in regards to her expertise and is helpful in all situations I have brought up with her. She has provided me with many resources to help with my condition and is always there when needed. She is like talking to a close friend!
Talking to Ruth feels like talking to a good friend. She's professional but also very kind and supportive.
Compassionate and supportive!
She understands and doesn’t judge, give guidance.
Ruth has been a steady source of encouragement while I have navigated some very difficult times. She is highly articulate, insightful, empathetic and optimistic.
Ruth helped me get through a painful divorce and has been really helpful guiding me through the beginnings of a new relationship. I feel comfortable confiding in her about very private matters, as she is nonjudgmental and sex-positive.
A wonderful professional and knowledgeable counselor.
Ruth is very helpful and attentive.
Ruth has been an excellent support for me, helping me through a difficult medical diagnosis and providing advice, guidance, and a listening ear. It's been amazing to have someone who can both understand the medical side of what I'm going through as well as the psychological.
She’s always in touch and so humble, thanks.
Ruth is a warm and compassionate counselor, willing to listen, empathize, and help her clients feel understood. She's flexible and makes time for clients should they need it. Great experience!
Ruth has been an amazing support and so wonderful to talk to since I started using betterhelp. She is kind and patient and always there to respond to me when I need to talk to her. Having Ruth in my life to talk to has made a world of difference for me.
Ruth is a lovely, genuine person and a compassionate, thoughtful counselor. I've very much appreciated Ruth's listening ear and authentic heart as she helped me work through my own personal struggles and challenges. I love how Ruth became my "Champion", as she was often so beautifully encouraging to me through the difficulties I shared. No matter what I was going through, I knew I could count on Ruth to be on my side, supporting and walking with me. Thanks Ruth!
Ruth is very professional, kind, supportive and always responds quick. I feel very comfortable with her approach.
Ruth has helped me so greatly. She treats you as a friend, and you can really tell that she cares for you and the issues you are facing. She is always interested in what else is going on in your life, and I loved that. I really couldn't have asked for a better experience. Ruth has become a friend, and someone I can trust more than those around me with my struggles. Ruth has to be the best I've ever spoken to hands down! Kudos to you Ruth, and thank you for being there now, and in the future!
Ruth is really good. She helps you to really see the dynamics around you without telling you what to think or what to do. She is incredibly responsive, supportive and accommodating. I would recommend her to anyone.
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!
She’s amazing and everything I didn’t know I needed she helped me recognize so much about myself!
Ruth is super nice, warm and supportive.
Ruth is fantastic!
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!
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.
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!
Ruth is great! I enjoy the exchanges and support that Ruth is providing, thank you!
Ruth is amazing! She will always be there for you!
She is very helpful and understanding.
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.
Ruth is wonderfully kind and supportive. She listens and provides great advice. She responds proactively and is genuine. I cannot recommend her enough.
Ruth is really nice and supportive. She has been extremely informative in helping me understanding what I am experiencing and why.
Ruth has been absolutely supportive and helpful, and she genuinely cares about me.
Ruth is very supportive and knowledgeable. Thank you so much for all your help Ruth!
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!
Ruth has been so understanding - it has been an absolute pleasure to work with her!
She is caring and informative
Ruth is honest, easy to talk to, and she cares about your concerns. I highly recommend her. She is so encouraging.
So far Ruth has been lovely!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rush is kind, intuitive and caring.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
She has helped a tremendous amount, and would like to give her my highest recommendations !!!
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.
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...
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.