Last edited 07/15/2022
Allison Rutowski LCSW
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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.
Body image issues
Creative blocks & writer's block
Artists' mental health
College & graduate student issues
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Types of Therapy
Marriage & Couples Counseling
Young Adults (18-24)
Treatment Approaches / Modalities
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Solution-Focused Brief 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
- Washington, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 61134826
Master of Social Work, Mental Health and Substance Use, The Ohio State University
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.
Frequently Asked Questions About Allison Rutowski, LCSW
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Allison Rutowski, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Allison Rutowski accepting new clients?
Yes, Allison Rutowski is accepting new clients.
Does Allison Rutowski accept insurance?
Yes, Allison Rutowski accepts insurance, including Cigna.
What types of therapy does Allison Rutowski offer?
Allison Rutowski offers therapy for couples and individuals.
Does Allison Rutowski offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in Washington can book Allison Rutowski for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Allison Rutowski offer online therapy?
Yes, Allison Rutowski offers online therapy to people in Washington.
How quickly can I see Allison Rutowski?
Allison Rutowski typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Allison Rutowski speak?
Allison Rutowski conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Allison Rutowski online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Allison Rutowski online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.