Health Advisory: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

ATTENTION: Due to current public health concerns, many clinicians at RCC offer both telehealth and in-person services for new and existing clients.  Please contact your individual clinician for more information and policies regarding in-person sessions. For more information about our crisis plan, telehealth options, and additional resources, please CLICK HERE

Counseling

Individual, family, and couples therapy available

Consultation

Individual and group supervision is available for social workers

Education

Presentations are available for a variety of topics

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Suzi Rutti, MSW, LISW-S (she/her/hers)

Suzanne (Suzi) Rutti, MSW, LISW-S is a Clinical Social Worker that specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced a range of traumatic events. She is trained in a variety of evidence-based practices, including Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. She has presented to numerous local and national audiences on the importance of providing trauma-informed care to community members. She provides clinical supervision and EMDR consultation as an EMDRIA Approved Consultant to clinicians, and previously co-facilitated the Children Affected by Violence Task Force of Central Ohio. Suzi is a senior faculty member with The Institute for Creative Mindfulness and teaches foundational and advanced topics courses in EMDR therapy.  Previous experience includes employment as a trauma therapist at the Mount Carmel Crime & Trauma Assistance Program, and treatment coordinator in the partial hospitalization program at St. Vincent Family Centers.

Contact:

Phone:  (614) 398-1927

Email:  suzannerutti@rutticounseling.com

Insurance:  Caresource, OH Health, Medical Mutual Ohio, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Molina, United Healthcare/Optum, UMR, Aetna, OSU, Paramount, Tricare, Multiplan, Value Options, Magellan, EAP, Private Pay

Suzi is currently at capacity and not accepting new clients

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Brooklyn Armstead, MSW, LSW (she/her/hers)

Brooklyn Armstead (she/her/hers) is a Clinical Social Worker and two-time graduate of The Ohio State University. Brooklyn has provided social work support for adoption and foster care, child welfare and addictions.  Brooklyn strives to create a welcoming environment for her clients where they can discuss concerns freely. Brooklyn has supported individuals experiencing a variety of presenting concerns, including depression, trauma, anxiety, stress, perinatal and postpartum concerns, and domestic violence. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy through the Institute for Creative Mindfulness.  It is Brooklyn's goal to create a safe place for clients to heal, process, flourish and be the person they desire to be.  She is passionate about working with children, teens, and women to assist in overcoming childhood trauma, improving self-esteem and empowering them to find their voice.  Brooklyn is a proud military wife and loving mother of three.
Brooklyn is supervised by Suzi Rutti, LISW-S (license number I.0800234-SUPV)

Contact:

Phone:  (614) 259-7495

Email:  brooklynarmstead@rutticounseling.com

Insurance:  Caresource, OH Health, Medical Mutual Ohio, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Molina, United Healthcare/Optum, Aetna, OSU, Paramount, Tricare, Private Pay

Brooklyn is currently at capacity and not accepting new clients

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Rachel Heiser, MSW, LISW (she/her/hers)

Rachel Heiser (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Independent Social Worker specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced different types of trauma.  Rachel bases her practices on trauma-informed care and using strengths-based interventions. She has experience working with clients experiencing post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, behavioral concerns, and low self-esteem. Rachel has worked in a variety of settings and uses her experiences to help clients and their families make positive changes. Rachel believes in meeting clients where they are and working collaboratively to help them meet their treatment goals. Rachel is the proud wife of a law enforcement officer and is passionate about working with first responders by mutually creating a safe and accepting environment. She also works with spouses and family members of first responders as she feels she has a unique perspective in being able to connect and relate to them. Rachel is highly motivated in raising awareness about the importance of mental health care amongst first responders in order to decrease the stigma and provide culturally humble care. Rachel received her Bachelors of Science in Social Work and Masters in Social Work from The Ohio State University. She is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy.

Contact:

Phone:  (614) 379-2311

Email:  rachelheiser@rutticounseling.com

Insurance:  Caresource, OH Health, Medical Mutual Ohio, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Molina, United Healthcare/Optum, Aetna, OSU, Paramount, Tricare, Private Pay

Rachel is currently at capacity and not accepting new clients

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Kim Johnson-Smith, MSW, LISW-S (she/her/hers)

Kim Johnson-Smith, MSW, LISW-S is a Clinical Social Worker specializing in the treatment of PTSD. This includes developmental and complex trauma, traumatic loss, single incident trauma, and dissociative disorders in adults. Addressing attachment and relational issues is often interwoven in this work. Traumatic experience often manifests in the development of a wide array of psychological and physiological conditions that can limit one's capacity to be fully engaged and present in life. Effective trauma treatment is a journey that is often best served with an integrated approach. Kim graduated in 1999 with a master's degree in clinical social work from Loyola University Chicago and was trained from a psychodynamic perspective. She often utilizes this perspective in addition to cognitive approaches, DBT, mindfulness training, and ego state work. She has been certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy since 2020 and is currently a consultant-in-training through EMDRIA. EMDR therapy is an effective and integrative approach that helps individuals overcome the adverse implications of trauma to create a greater sense of wellbeing and wholeness.

Contact:

Phone:  (614) 859-0783

Email:  kimjohnsonsmith@rutticounseling.com

Insurance:  Caresource, Medical Mutual Ohio, United Health Care/Optum, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Molina, OH Health, Magellan, Private Pay

Kim is currently at capacity and not accepting new clients

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Lauren Sullivan-Strain, MSW, LSW (she/her/hers)

Lauren Sullivan-Strain (she/her/hers) is a Clinical Social Worker who specializes in treating adults with PTSD, developmental trauma, complex trauma, religious trauma, dissociative disorders, self-injury, and suicidality. Lauren graduated from Simmons University in Boston, Massachusetts with a master's degree in clinical social work and a certificate of trauma practice. Lauren believes that therapy is a collaborative process, built on a secure attachment, where a felt sense of safety is key and healing takes place. Lauren practices somatically, is polyvagal theory informed, and utilizes an Internal Family Systems (IFS) approach. Lauren is trained in and is passionate about Eye Movement Desensitization (EMDR) Therapy for treating traumatic exposures. Lauren is eclectic in her therapeutic style and approach by supporting individuals in holistic wellbeing, including nervous system awareness, somatic experiencing techniques, yoga, mindfulness, and meditation. Lauren is most honored by witnessing individuals find freedom and embodiment in trauma recovery.

Lauren is supervised by Suzi Rutti, LISW-S (license number I.0800234-SUPV)

Contact:

Phone: (614) 423-9268

Email:  laurensullivanstrain@rutticounseling.com

Insurance:  Caresource, OH Health, Medical Mutual Ohio, Anthem BCBS, Molina, United Healthcare/Optum, Aetna, OSU, Paramount, Tricare, Private Pay

Lauren is currently at capacity and not accepting new clients

Join The Practice!

For information about potential opportunities to work with Rutti Counseling & Consultation, please contact us!

Services

How we can help

Individual, family, and relationship therapy is available for children, teens, and adults facing a variety of presenting issues.  Treatment techniques include Trauma-Focused Cognitive  Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Approaches.

Treatment Concerns:

Attachment
Adoption
Trauma/PTSD
Grief/Loss
Significant life events
Relationship issues
Divorce
Pre-verbal trauma
Family changes
Anxiety
Depression
Chronic trauma
Dissociation
LGBTQIA+
Addictions/impulse control
Terminal illness
Pain
Abuse (emotional/physical/sexual)
Sexual assault

 

Statement of Inclusivity

Rutti Counseling & Consultation offers a space for all clinicians, staff, and clients to openly discuss and explore individual attitudes, beliefs, values and behaviors.  We are committed to ongoing cultural humility and the affirmation of all individuals.  We believe in a healing-centered approach to working with all clients.

Services at RCC are available to every person regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, class, ability status, natal sex, military status, spiritual practice, marital status, sexual orientation or citizenship status.

Statement of Positionality

Rutti Counseling & Consultation values diversity of community, diversity of identity and diversity of ideas. We strive to provide high quality, socially conscious, culturally humble, healing centered counseling, consultation, and trainings that create a safer space for personal and professional curiosity, professional development, community engagement, critical self-evaluation and increased cultural responsiveness.

We are unapologetically aligned in our pursuit to decolonize trauma therapy, advocate for equitable access to healing, center inclusive justice, dismantle white supremacy, flatten therapeutic hierarchies and participate in personal and professional accountability. We are continuously unlearning and relearning and are excited to do our part in providing a platform for community conversations.

What is EMDR Therapy?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy is an evidence-based approach that utilizes an eight-phase protocol to address past memories, present triggers and future events. The therapy supports the processing of thoughts, memories and emotions that have become “stuck” in the brain’s memory due to stressful event(s). Effective treatment decreases body responses to trauma reminders, and supports shifts in positive thinking related to stressful life events.

For additional information:

EMDR International Association: What is EMDR Therapy?

EMDR International Association description of EMDR Therapy

EMDR Research

For information about EMDR Therapy Trainings:

EMDR Therapy Training with Suzi Rutti, LISW-S

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Consultation

EMDR Therapy Consultation

Suzi is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Certified Therapist.

Individual and group supervision is available for social workers and EMDR clinicians.

EMDR consultation is available for clinicians pursuing EMDR certification.  EMDR Therapy training consultation is available to clinicians who are training through the Institute for Creative Mindfulness.

For more information and current schedule, please click here

Additional Programming

Secondary Trauma Awareness Resilience and Support (STARS)

Agency On-Site Programs

Advanced EMDR Therapy Training

Upcoming Live Webinars:

TBA

Available Distance Learning:

Using EMDR Therapy with Children: Tools & Tricks Homestudy (12 CES): Registration & Information

Ethics in EMDR Therapy (3 CES): Registration & Information

Supervision & Consultation in EMDR Therapy (3 CES): Registration & Information

Ethics & Supervision in EMDR Therapy in EMDR Therapy (6 CES): Registration & Information

EMDR Therapy Refresher (6 CES) : Registration & Information

Virtual Offices & The 8 Phases of EMDR Therapy (2CES): Registration & Information

Ethics of EMDR Therapy and Telehealth During COVID-19 (2CEs): Registration & Information

Education

Presentations are available for a variety of topics, including:

Trauma Topics:

Impact of Trauma on Children

Trauma 101

Navigating Relationships in the Aftermath of Trauma

Sexual Violence on Campus

Trauma-Informed Care

Children and Trauma: Implications for Schools

Supporting Survivors of Trauma through Systems

Understanding Self-Harm

Understanding Secondary Trauma

Advanced EMDR Therapy Topics:

Ethics & Supervision in EMDR Therapy

Ethics in EMDR Therapy

Supervision in EMDR Therapy

EMDR Therapy Refresher

Using EMDR Therapy with Children: Tools & Tricks

Secondary Trauma and EMDR Therapy

Please contact info@rutticounseling.com for more information or to schedule a training

Payment

We make it convenient for you

Most insurance plans are accepted.  Please see each individual clinician's description for specific in-network plans.  Please contact your insurance plan prior to your first appointment to determine your copayment and/or deductible due at session.  Cash, check, and credit/HSA cards are accepted.

For more information about fees and a template to help you estimate your costs for services, please click here.

To apply for a payment plan to pay an outstanding balance, please click here.

GOOD FAITH ESTIMATE

Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, health care providers and health care facilities are required to inform individuals who are not enrolled in a plan or coverage or a Federal health care program, or not seeking to file a claim with their plan or coverage both orally and in writing of their ability, upon request or at the time of scheduling health care items and services, to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” of expected charges.

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost

Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.

  • You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.

  • Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.

  • If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.

  • Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises

Contact

P: 614-398-1927
info@rutticounseling.com

Location

Rutti Counseling & Consultation is located at:
1200 W. 5th Ave. Ste 102
Columbus, OH 43212

Parking is available at the rear of the building that is accessible by Meadow Road.  Our in-person office location does require walking up several stairs to access the office.  If you would like to arrange virtual sessions for accessible services, please let your clinician know.