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Emilie Ruehs M.S. TLMHC

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Ext. 484

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I work together with each individual to identify strengths, interrelational patterns, and motivation for change.  I believe in taking a collaborative, team approach that involves the client as an active participant in planning their own goals and developing their own treatment plan.

I see clients 12 and older with a particular focus on teens and young adults. I specialize in working with individuals experiencing suicidal ideation and self-harm/non-suicidal self-injury, with additional experience in depression, anxiety, body image, life transitions, and identity. I take a person centered, strengths-based approach to treatment and often incorporate aspects of Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) into sessions.

I have spent several years previously working in case management and vocational rehabilitation with both students and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  While I do not practice ABA therapy, I have received training as a behavior technician and work with individuals with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disabilities; actively utilizing behavior focused approaches to the therapeutic process in this setting.



Master's Degree from Drake University in Mental Health Counseling

Bachelor's Degree, Psychology, Wartburg College



Eating Disorder Coalition of Iowa

Ambassador for Eating Disorders Coalition


Accepted Insurance

Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

United Healthcare


Medicaid: IME, Amerigroup, Iowa Total Care, Molina Healthcare

Private payment

*Please Note: The only Unity Point Plans accepted are as follows:

Wellmark Blue HMO Unity Point Health

Wellmark Blue POS Unity Point Health


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