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Amanda Ruechel Associate Clinical Social Worker

She / Her / Hers

Clinically Supervised

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Not Accepting New ClientsAccepts Insurance
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General Office Hours

In Central Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
FridayClosed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

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Under Clinical Supervision

Amanda Ruechel, Associate Clinical Social Worker, 132532-121 is practicing under the supervision of Tara Holmquist (Wisconsin, Licensed Psychologist, 3912-57) at Wildflower Mental Wellness.

Please, note: A clinician listed as being “clinically supervised” is completing clinical hours toward their licensure. They have one or more fully licensed clinical supervisors that often have special training to become supervisors. They consult with their supervisor(s) on all of their cases, which means that, when working with them, you are getting the time and expertise of multiple therapists in your treatment.

What would be important for someone to know about working with you?

What sets me apart from other therapists are my practice policies and truly honoring the autonomy of the people that I work with. Wildflower Mental Wellness uses different fee models for you to choose your rate of pay for services which allows you to receive the services that you need (and deserve) regardless of their financial status. I truly believe that everyone should have access to mental health services and having you choose a payment price that works within their means opens the door for this to happen. Additionally, I do not charge a no-show fee or have a late cancellation policy (other than to say that I do not have one) to have flexibility and compassion towards unexpected changes and life events because we are human beings (and that alone is reason enough). I want therapy to be a healing space for you to process their stress and traumas AND want to cause minimal harm by honoring your choices and decision-making through and through.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I am committed to affirming the experiences of all humans. I am committed to affirming the experiences of BIPOC, 2SLGBTQIA+, and neurodivergent individuals. I continue to educate myself about these communities by engaging in different continuing education trainings, research, articles, and I welcome feedback from all clients.

What does a first session with you look like?

Starting therapy can be nerve-racking when you don't know what to expect! During our first session, we are going to talk about you and what you would like to get out of your time in therapy. Sessions are held via secure video for 50-60 minutes. Your therapist may ask you questions like: How do you learn best? How often do you feel is best for us to meet? Weekly? Bi-Weekly? How would you like our time together to be similar/different from therapists in the past? What is bringing you to therapy now and what do you want to get out of being in therapy?

Identity

Gender

Woman

Ethnicity

White

Other Identities

Neurodivergent, Living with a mental health disorder

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Self Harm

Suicidal ideation

Trauma

General Expertise

Work Stress

Relationship Issues

Life transitions

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

In-Network Insurance

N/A

Fees

First Session$100
Individual Therapy$100

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Internal Family Systems Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Person-Centered Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Training / Certifications

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy

Harm Reduction

Motivational Interviewing

Education

University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, Master of Social Work, Social Work- Mental Health, 2019

University of Wiscosnin- Whitewater, Bachelor of Science, Social Work, 2018

Work History

As a trauma therapist, we will go deeper than traditional talk therapy to help you heal the root of the trauma using the mixture of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and IFS (Internal Family Systems-informed) while teaching you new coping skills commonly taught in DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy). The purpose of therapy is to help you cope and manage with life changes to help you live a more fulfilled life. Our time together will be focused on you and your needs and your treatment will be tailored to you! I believe that we can all benefit from therapy. I embrace a full-body wellness approach to ensure that you are the best version of you. I mean.. you are a vita part of your life!

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Amanda Ruechel, ASW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Amanda Ruechel, ASW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Amanda Ruechel accepting new clients?

No, Amanda Ruechel is not accepting new clients at this time.

Does Amanda Ruechel accept insurance?

Yes, Amanda Ruechel accepts insurance, including N/A.

What types of therapy does Amanda Ruechel offer?

Amanda Ruechel offers therapy for individuals.

Does Amanda Ruechel offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in Wisconsin can book Amanda Ruechel for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Amanda Ruechel offer online therapy?

Yes, Amanda Ruechel offers online therapy via video sessions and phone sessions to people in Wisconsin.

How quickly can I see Amanda Ruechel?

Amanda Ruechel typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Amanda Ruechel speak?

Amanda Ruechel conducts therapy sessions in English.