Ruth Nathaniel


Clinical License

Colorado LPCC.0020099, Supervising Clinician: Alexandra Hoerr, LPC.0016805

Illinois LPC 178.015866, Supervising Clinician: Alexandra Hoerr, LCPC 180.010561


MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Moody Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL

BA of Arts & Science in Neuroscience & Ethics in Life Sciences, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada

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  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Attachment & Family Of Origin
  • Enneagram
  • Life Transitions
  • Loss & Grief
  • Multi-cultural & International
  • Existential Therapy
  • Mindfulness & Acceptance
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy

My Approach

Regardless of how you feel today, one of your greatest human qualities is your capacity for growth and increased awareness of who you are. You may have no idea where to start, or feel some resistance but are curious of what exactly therapy may entail. Alternatively, you may have specific goals such as practicing boundaries, addressing anxiety, or navigating a bicultural identity. In any of those cases, you’ll be happy to know that therapy is a collaborative space that draws upon your experiences and goals, my knowledge and skills, and our shared humanity to produce real concrete change in your life. In other words, no feeling or situation is off limits and you’re encouraged to bring it all into session.

Bicultural Considerations: 

As a bicultural person, you may be feeling a sense of ‘otherness,’ and it’s difficult to feel like you’re not fitting the spaces you’re told you belong to. Navigating competing expectations with loved ones is messy! However, it is possible to gain clarity of your own personal values while also honoring the lineage you come from. If you resonate with this, know that you are worthy of support, and I’d love to meet you and walk alongside you.

Take your next step toward growth.

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