Ruth E. Field, MSW, LCSW

Ruth E. Field, MSW, LCSW

Professions: Clinical Social Work, Counseling, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 149011875
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 24300
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466 Central Ave
Suite 2
Northfield, Illinois 60093 - United States
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Sometimes life goes in a direction you never expected. Maybe a relationship is ending, someone you love has died, or you're dealing with a health challenge. You might feel lost and unbalanced, as if the rug has been pulled out from under you.

These are examples of loss or "transitions," meaning you have to go from familiar circumstances to a new unfamiliar (and often unwelcome) reality. This can be discombobulating, heartbreaking, and like living inside a nightmare. It usually seems unfair that you ended up with something you didn't plan on and never wanted.

I believe everyone can cultivate inner resilience and healing. I'm here to help you learn new ways of coping while adjusting to your current situation. Then we will map out a plan to move you forward based on your own values and priorities.

My calling is to support you on your road to healing. I've been through enough of my own challenges to be intimately acquainted with the process. By combining professional training with personal experience, I will help you create a meaningful transformation.

Email or Call Ruth E. Field, MSW, LCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 24300

More Info About My Practice

I am honored to work with adults, adolescents, couples, and families who are going through difficult times. Grief and loss topics typically come up, since the grieving process relates to many different kinds of losses. We can work through bereavement, job loss, health challenges, or the end of a relationship, just to give a few examples.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

While sustaining many losses over my lifetime so far, I always knew I wanted to help people. Pursuing a therapy career seemed like a perfect fit. But it wasn't until my son's death several years ago that I recognized my true calling. With a lot of work and support I was able to transform my heartbreak into a mission of healing.

And so I chose to make this my life's work going forward. My empathy, patience, and understanding combine with learned strategies for inhabiting reality. I am truly honored to hear your story and help you design your own path to wellness.

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Consultation
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Bereaved parents, family members, and friends

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Parenting
  • Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Parent Work
  • Psychodynamic
  • Self Psychology

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