Ruth S. Koelling completed her Master’s in Social Work from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. in 1990. Early in her career she worked as an oncology social worker, crisis clinician, and director of intake services in a community mental health agency. For the past 15 years, she has been growing an active private practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Ms. Koelling’s practice focuses on individual and couples therapy. She attended the Sexual Health Certificate Program and is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. She has obtained additional training in interpersonal neurobiology with the Mindsight Institute established by Daniel Siegel, MD. Interpersonal neurobiology explores the ways in which relationships and the brain interact to shape our mental lives. As a Sex Therapist, Ms. Koelling’s theory and practice combines the principles from Interpersonal Neurobiology with a biological, psychological and social perspective. Additionally, the latest understanding of trauma, attachment and brain development are utilized in her clinical practice.
Ms. Koelling has been an adjunct faculty in SHCP program since 2013. She has co-taught ATSCT 1 and ATST 4. She provides lectures in the community on sexual assessment and sexual health to medical residents and other civic organizations. Most recently, Ms. Koelling has begun to provide supervision for clinicians working toward AASECT certification.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106