Allison RutowskiLICSW

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What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

A small seed was planted in my youth in the field filled with lightning bugs down the street from where I grew up. It was there that I learned to self-soothe, meditate and connect with the world around me. I carried this memory with me through some of the most challenging moments in my life. I learned to take refuge there. I sought out movement when I felt disconnected with my body. I learned to dance when I felt stuck, to create when I felt anxious. As I moved into the world of academia I learned to put words to the knowledge I acquired through the living world. My therapeutic inspiration and therapeutic pulse is drawn from the mind-body connection with each other and how we engage with and in the world around us.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

As a Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about the mind-body-spirit connection, I draw from experiential and holistic therapeutic approaches to help provide a more integrated, well-rounded, and engaging treatment plan.

If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?

You get to decide what your care looks like throughout the entire therapeutic process. You are the expert on your life and the role of the therapist is simply to help guide you onto a path that feels more in alignment with your values, goals and dreams.

Specialties

General Expertise

In-Network Insurance

Cigna

Fees

$135

First Session

$200

Couples Therapy

$135

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Couples Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Eclectic Therapy

Experiential Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Somatic Therapy

Training / Certifications

True Body Project Facilitator

DBT Training: The Essentials through Behavioral Tech

Trauma and The Moving Body: Training by Amber Gray

Trained in Adventure Therapy through The Buckeye Ranch Adventure Therapy Program

Licensure

WA, LCSW, 61134826

Education

Master of Social Work, Mental Health and Substance Use, The Ohio State University

Work History

In 2014, I was trained in somatic experiencing and mindfulness practices through the True Body Project in Cincinnati, Ohio. I then began my formal career as an experiential therapist in my Masters Program at The Ohio State University in 2016 while interning as an Adventure Therapist at the Buckeye Ranch Adventure Therapy program in Columbus, Ohio. In 2017, I headed out West to Seattle, WA, where I worked as a Mental Health Professional and Clinical Supervisor for nearly four years at the Crisis Diversion Interim Services. I have received training and attended workshops in Adventure Therapy, Trauma-informed movement, DBT, and other experiential therapies and mindfulness practices over the last decade.

Location

Remote Therapy, Milwaukee, 53202, WI