Dr. Kathy Carruthers, DSW, LMSW, CAADC

(She, her)

EMDR Certified Therapist

About Me

The ideal person to meet with me is somebody who struggles with trauma and is struggling to overcome the wounds left by the trauma. People struggling with trauma can be people struggling with symptoms from PTSD or developmental traumas. PTSD typically includes people who have experienced or witnessed deadly events or sexual trauma. People with developmental trauma include people who did not experience an organized and loving attachment with their caregivers while they were growing up. In therapy, we work together to identify interventions that meet their specific needs. My goal when working with people is to help them heal and overcome wounds to help them become the people they were created to be. I believe in people's ability to change and heal and use a wide range of interventions, including neurofeedback, EMDR, CBT, and DBT. My nurturing and encouraging style might help you take the next steps toward becoming the person you were created to be. Please email me to learn if I am the right person to guide you toward healing.

Education & Experience

DSW from Walden University in 2022 MSW from Grand Valley State University in 2012 BA from Grand Canyon University in 2009 I have experience and specialized training for people who struggle with trauma, addictions, anxiety, and depressive disorders. I began my career at Cherry Health and then moved to Pine Rest's Addiction Medicine Clinic, where I worked until I started private practice in 2021. In 2023, I completed an intensive course that taught me how to use neurofeedback training to help people self-regulate and respond adaptively to environmental changes.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

I attend Cornerstone Church in Caledonia, Michigan. I am a BCIA member, which is the international neurofeedback certification board. I have my CAADC, which is a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults


  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Sliding Scale

Priority Health