The Ohio Mental Health Counselors Association (OMHCA) provides professional information, education, training, and advocacy for Mental Health Counselors in Ohio. OMHCA is a vital and effective organization in advocating for the provision of a broad range of services to meet the mental health counseling needs of consumers in the Commonwealth.
OMHCA is a state chapter of the American Mental Health Counselors Association.
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Ruthann Anderson, PhD, LPCC-S is a clinical counselor with over 25 years experience in private practice and community-based settings. She has a Bachelor's degree from Ohio University in Elementary Education and began her working career as a third-grade school teacher. She quickly became aware of her tendency to target the behavioral and emotional issues of the children in her classroom, and continued her education at the University of Dayton with a Master's degree in School Counseling. She has worked extensively with victims of violence and their perpetrators, women's issues, mood/anxiety disorders, and personality disorders. She has worked with clients of all ages, has held administrative positions, and has been a clinical supervisor of beginning counselors. It was this supervisory experience that led her to the decision to return to school for her doctorate. She hoped to be able to teach students how to be counselors. She went back to school in the fall of 2005 and successfully completed her Counselor Education and Supervision Doctorate at Ohio University. She joined Walsh University in the summer of 2009 as part of the faculty of the CACREP-certified Counseling and Human Development Master's degree program. She has maintained a steady caseload throughout her educational process and her current position as a faculty member at Walsh. As a part of the Walsh faculty, she has been a part of a cross-cultural teaching outreach to Northern Uganda. She has been an active member of OMHCA, often assisting the Board with ideas and time, and in 2010 she joined the OMHCA Board. Ruthann was President-Elect for OMHCA in 2011-12, President in 2012-2013, and has been nominated to fulfill a second year as OMHCA President. On a personal note, Ruthann is married, a mother of two children and a grandmother to an adorable two-year old. She has had a lifelong love of music, reading, and gardening.
The Board has nominated Dr. Ruthann Anderson to run again for President.
Dr. Anderson for OMHCA President for 2013-14____ Yes____ No____ Write-in candidate's name____________________________________________________
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