Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MPH, CSE
I work with individuals on a variety of different issues directly impacting their lives: pregnancy, abortion, sexuality, gender identity, relationships, and the intersection of these experiences with one's religion/spirituality. The things we most need to talk about are often the things that make us uncomfortable, challenge our worldview, or are deemed “socially unacceptable”. Exploring these issues and our feelings in a safe environment expands our horizons and helps us to better understand ourselves and the world around us. Learning allows us to grow and develop as human beings. Personal growth can help us heal.
Are you happy with your life? What are your best hopes and dreams? The ideal client in my practice is one who wants to explore possibilities rather than problems. They are people who want to create novelty in there lives and avoid the rut of more of the same.
Professional Counseling Solutions is a program of Madison County Catholic Charities. Our two offices are located in Alton and Granite City. We accept insurance. We also offer a sliding fee scale for services based on household income. Our therapeutic team includes LCPC and LCSW therapists.
As a therapist, I strive to meet my clients where they're at and increase their self-awareness, which in turn helps them understand their thoughts and feelings in relation to the problems at hand. I realize that my clients are the experts in their own life experiences, therefore, utilize an individualistic approach in working alongside them in efforts to restore emotional balance.
Life is difficult. Sometimes you need a safe place to work through issues, empty your well, be accepted, heard, and receive objective feedback and direction. Ruth Cohen Kubicek provides an empathic, supportive and non-judgmental place for you to come to regroup, heal and grow. When hard times happen, and you feel vulnerable or fragile, it is often difficult to think and sort out emotions and thoughts. Taking the step to enter therapy takes courage. Ruth will validate you, and be with you on this journey to help you increase your awareness, work through problems and find peace.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who offers professional yet warm and caring help to those struggling with life's challenges. I have devoted my clinical work to assisting adult individuals with a broad spectrum of concerns. Specifically, I enjoy working with individuals in the following areas: depression, anxiety, substance abuse, life transitions, low self-esteem, communication, and relationship concerns.
My ideal client is anyone that is seeking change and is looking to create more balance in their life. My goal is to create normalcy in the process of finding support during times when we need clarity. Whether or not there is an identified focus, I will walk individuals through gaining awareness and increasing skills to enhance life functioning through a client-centered and empowerment focus. I work with adults and seniors on a diverse range of issues. My experience includes working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, low self-esteem, difficult life transitions, and trauma.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Granite City are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Granite City then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Granite City, or Child Psychologists in Granite City.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Granite City psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Granite City specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.