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Emily Barr Ruth

Emily Barr Ruth, PsyD, LLC
Licensed Psychologist

702 N. Blackhawk Ave., Suite 209
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 698-0201

Emily Barr Ruth, PsyD, LLC
Licensed Psychologist

People come to see me for many different reasons. Some are experiencing specific symptoms such as depressed mood, panic attacks, or body and weight concerns. Others are having difficulties in their relationship with a partner, family of origin, or friend. Still others are seeking a greater understanding of themselves and greater life satisfaction. There are many reasons for entering therapy, and I try to tailor my approach to each individual I see. Psychotherapy is most successful when the client feels supported and understood. I work hard to create a supportive environment in which we can collaboratively explore problems and solutions. It is my opinion that the best solutions come from a full and deep understanding of the problem. I often help clients to look at the origins of their symptoms and complaints, exploring past experiences to better understand what is happening in the present. Specific techniques can be helpful, but I do not believe one intervention fits all. I aim to empower my clients to work toward living a fuller, more satisfying life. Together, we will develop personalized solutions that will implement lasting change.

I am a licensed psychologist. I completed my education at Washington University in St. Louis (B.A.) and The Illinois School of Professional Psychology (M.A. and Psy.D.). My pre-doctoral and postdoctoral training was completed at the University of Wisconsinís Counseling & Consultation Services and Marquette Universityís Counseling Center. I work with adults and teenagers, and provide individual and couples therapy. I see a broad range of presenting problems, including depression, anxiety, stress, relationship concerns, grief, sexual assault, sexuality and sexual orientation issues, perinatal and parenting concerns, career uncertainty, and life transitions. I also specialize in working with eating disorders and body image concerns. I am an ally and supporter of those who identify as LGBTQI.

Please call to schedule an appointment or to discuss your questions about entering therapy. I will be happy to provide an over-the-phone consultation, free of charge. I can be reached at (608) 698-0201.