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Ruth Vanden Bosch, LPC

Stress, Anxiety LGBT Relationship issues Grief Eating disorders
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About me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Life Coach, and Registered Nurse licensed in Michigan, a Nationally Certified Counselor, and a member of the American Counseling Association. and the Michigan Counseling Association. I have 25-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, compulsive eating disorders, and career challenges, I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. As an RN and an LPC, I have helped many people with cancer and other life-challenging conditions and their families cope with their illnesses. I have facilitated support groups for Hospice, PFLAG (Parents and Friends of LGBTQIA+), Cancer support, Pet Loss, Career, and Compulsive Eating. I co-facilitate "The Art of Healing" retreats with Dr. Bernie Siegel.

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 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. I believe that an individual must explore many areas of their functioning to ensure optimum physical and emotional health. I am positively focused to help the person move forward constructively with their life, and past their current obstacles.

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

I have read, understand, and agree to the Client Terms of Service at 24

This includes understanding and agreeing that:

My Better Help clinician cannot provide, verify, or produce reports related to clinical diagnosis of a mental health condition. While trained to do so, services of this nature must be provided outside of the Better Help site/services at the discretion of my provider.

My Better Help clinician cannot provide proof of attendance at, or reports regarding progress in, use of the site or services provided through the site. This includes documentation for court, custody agreements, employers, or any other party.

My Better Help clinician cannot provide letters of support for Emotional Support Animal designations (or ESA’s.)

I understand that I can seek out online therapy with Ruth Vanden Bosch, RN, LPC, NCC or another clinician OUTSIDE of Better Help if I have needs for clinical diagnosis, biopsychosocial assessment with diagnosis (including psychological testing), or referrals for treatment that come from the legal system, child welfare services, or my employer, and may require documentation or proof of attendance.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

23yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

MI LPC 6401002182


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ruth Vanden Bosch. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Very kind and understanding

Written on May 27, 2023 after therapy with Ruth for 4 years and 5 months on issues concerning grief, and intimacy-related issues

Ruth is extremely kind, considerate and a great listener.

Written on May 22, 2023 after therapy with Ruth for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and adhd

She is so kind and helpful!

Written on Apr 26, 2023 after therapy with Ruth for 5 years and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

I strongly recommend Ruthie as a therapist. She is awesome.

Written on Apr 07, 2023 after therapy with Ruth for 7 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

Ruth has been very helpful in helping me sort my thoughts and emotions. Her validation of the steps I've taken as I process my issues has been valuable.

Written on Mar 28, 2023 after therapy with Ruth for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

Ruth is wonderful! I feel safe and myself with her in our sessions. It really feels like a conversation with a friend and not so much like formal therapy when Ruth is with you.

Written on Mar 15, 2023 after therapy with Ruth for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd