Tammy Ruterbusch, LLMSW

Education & credentials

  • Bachelors in Social Work with a minor in Criminal Justice from Saginaw Valley State University
  • Masters in Social Work from Michigan State University
  • Limited Licensed Masters in Social Work (LLMSW), State of Michigan

Philosophy

Growth is made when we step outside of our comfort zone and experience something new. I believe it takes a strong person to seek therapy and ask for help in any area of their life. I am here to guide you in the next steps of your journey, working side by side, to empower your self-determination. I believe you are the biggest change agent in your life and you control the way life affects you. Together we will build a therapeutic relationship to trust each other and reach your desired goals.

Personal Statement

My life’s journey brought me here to utilize my knowledge and experiences to create an empathetic and understanding environment for you to grow. As a therapist I seek to provide you a comfortable and compassionate atmosphere while gently helping you to understand other perspectives. I operate from a mindful approach with a background in systems theory. This means I ground in your present situation while looking at and understanding how your environment has shaped who you are. My practice is to utilize your own strengths so that you may confidently embrace any change.

Special Interests

  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Child Problem Behaviors
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Empowerment
  • Family Conflict
  • Family Therapy
  • Juvenile Probation Issues
  • Mindfulness
  • Parenting
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma/ PTSD

About me

What do you love doing more than anything in the world?
Spending time with my family and animals! I enjoy taking walks with my Belgian Malinois and being out in the fresh air. I love exploring new areas and making memories with my family and friends!

What is the self-care strategy you use most often?
Spending time in Mother Nature is my own personal therapy!

What was your dream job when you were in elementary school?
I always wanted to be a therapist! I made it my goal in life to find a way to helps others through difficult times and show them their own abilities!

What is your favorite movie of all time?
The Guardian

Describe your ideal vacation? Has it happened yet?
Laying on the beach in a sunny and beautiful location! Yes!

What is the most delicious meal you can imagine?
BBQ Chicken Pizza with pineapple!

Schedule & Appointments

If you're interested in scheduling a new client appointment with Tammy Ruterbusch, call 810-494-7180