Ms. Lena Ruchko, MS, LMFT

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

I'm a Caucasian, Ukrainian-born American woman. I enjoy working with various populations and cultural backgrounds. My goal is to provide a safe and non-judgmental environment in the therapy room where clients can openly bring all complexities of their lives. My main treatment approaches are competency based, client centered, collaborative, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I am a certified provider in both Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and in Adaptive Internal Relational (AIR) Network therapy models.

Education & Experience

Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Cloud State University in 2010. Bachelor of Science degree from University of Minnesota in 2007. 14+ years of experience I work with adults: 18+

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

EMDRIA (EMDR International Organization) I participate in a monthly consultation group with one of the developers of the AIR Network, Dr. Phyllis Solon, PsD, LP.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Group
  • Immigrants


  • English
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • HCSC
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Magellan Health
  • Medicaid
  • Sliding Scale
  • UnitedHealth
  • WellPoint