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Andrew Sodergren, Psy.D

Cincinnati Ohio 45248


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Andrew Sodergren, Psy.D
Clinical Psychologist
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Ruah Woods Psychological Services
6675 Wesselman Rd
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45248
United States

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Dear friend,

Thank you for taking the time to look me up on CatholicTherapists.com.  I pray that you find what you are looking for.  

My approach to psychology is shaped by my Catholic understanding of the human person as a relational, incarnate being made out of Love for Love.  The entire person is shaped by this Origin and this End.  However, our experiences in life -- especially in relationships -- shape our ability to recognize and respond to our Vocation to Love.  I strive to understand and help my patients understand how their relational experiences have shaped them -- for good or ill -- and figure out what they can do to become more fully the people they were created to be, images of the God who is Love.  It is an honor and a privilege for me to assist the unfolding of this awesome process.  

In addition, I am pleased to provide psychological assessments, especially for candidates to the priesthood or religious life.  I also regularly engage in teaching and public speaking for professional, clerical, and lay audiences.  

Please visit www.RWpsych.org for more information about me and my practice.  Feel free to give us a call at 513-407-8878.

God bless,
Andrew J. Sodergren, Psy.D.

Practice Info

Dr. Andrew Sodergren practices in Cincinnati, OH at Ruah Woods Psychological Services (RWPS). RWPS is a part of Ruah Woods Institute, a Catholic nonprofit ministry that strives to help build the culture of life by teaching and promoting the Theology of the Body (TOB) and the originator of the world's first K-12 TOB curriculum.

Dr. Sodergren holds Masters and Doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Divine Mercy University's Institute for the Psychological Sciences, the only graduate school in existence devoted to integrating the best psychological science with a Catholic view of the human person and the moral life. His doctoral dissertation, completed in 2009, was entitled "Attachment and Morality: A Catholic Perspective."

Dr. Sodergren's previous clinical work has been with the Alpha Omega Clinic and Consultation Service in Bethesda, MD and with Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska. He is trained in child, adult, marital/family, and group therapies as well as psychological assessment and testing, including vocational assessment for candidates to the priesthood or religious life. He has certification in Relationship Enhancement® Couples Therapy and advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.

Dr. Sodergren is an active member of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association and has given presentations at several professional conferences on the integration of psychology and the Catholic faith. For 13 years, he taught a course entitled "Issues in Psychological and Neurological Science: Gender, Marriage, and Family" as an adjunct professor at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Washington, DC.

Dr. Sodergren regularly gives talks and presentations for clergy, teachers, parents, and the general public. He is also available for consultations and academic or popular writing.

Dr. Sodergren has been married 23 years. He and his wife Ellie have five children: four on earth and one miscarriage.
Hours of Operation
Ability to accept new patients and appointment hours vary. Please call our front desk at 513-407-8878 to inquire.
Accepted Forms of Payments
Cash, check, credit card
Credentials, Training, Qualifications:
*Doctoral and Masters degrees in clinical psychology from the Institute for the Psychological Sciences.
*Member of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association
*Registrant with the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
*Certified in Relationship Enhancement® Couples Therapy
*Advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
What licenses do you currently hold?:
Licensed Psychologist in Ohio (#6861)
Are you in private practice?:
Are you available to provide supervision services?:
If you do provide supervision, what are your qualifications, as required by your country, state or discipline?:
As I licensed psychologist, I am able to supervise psychologists in training as well as other mental health professionals.
Do you participate in any insurance plans?:
If yes, please list:
We have chosen not to participate in insurance plans. We will provide a statement that patients can submit to their insurance company for reimbursement. Also, we have a Charitable Grant program for those who cannot otherwise afford our services. For more information, please visit www.RWpsych.org.
Telephone/Video counseling:
In certain circumstances
Please list all languages that you speak:
English only.
I treat the following:
Individuals Married Couples Children Adolescents Families Geriatrics Addictions Adult Children of Alcoholics Sexual Abuse Victims Depressive Disorders Anxiety Disorders Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Child Bearing Loss Post Abortion Syndrome Sexual Identity Disorder Obsessive Compulsive Disorder/Scrupulosity Dissociative Disorders
Other Specialties:
*Vocations Assessment for applicants to priesthood or religious life.
*Psychological assessments.
*Treatment of clergy & religious.
*Consultation and assessment pertaining to marriage tribunal cases (annulments).
*Sexual addiction and compulsivity.
*Personality Disorders.
*Public speaking.
*Academic and popular writing.
I use the following methods:
Expressive Therapeutics: Art/Music/Play/Etc Psychoanalysis Behavior Techniques Cognitive Techniques Baars/Terruwe Model Other
Please describe other treatment methods
My approach to therapy is deeply informed by a Catholic understanding of the person that we are made out of love, for love and that the family is the primary place where each individual learns to give and receive love. I utilize an attachment-based model that emphasizes the relational dimension of the person. I seek to understand how each person's experiences have shaped the way that he/she relates to others, to self, and to God. We seek to uncover and improve these relational patterns in therapy. I use interpersonal and psychodynamic strategies as well as cognitive and experiential approaches such as Emotion-Focused Therapy. I will use cognitive and behavioral strategies as needed to further our goals in therapy. For children, I often use child-centered play therapy, filial therapy, or various forms of family therapy aimed at improving the security of the child's relationships with parents. For couples, I am working on gaining competence in Emotionally Focused Couples therapy. I sometimes also use the Relationship Enhancement approach and integrate other strategies as needed. Lastly, I enjoy providing interpersonal group therapy for adults.
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Honors & Awards
Distinguished Alumni Award (Divine Mercy University, 2016)

More About Andrew Sodergren, Psy.D

Dr. Sodergren oversees and practices at Ruah Woods Psychological Services (RWPS), part of Ruah Woods Institute, a Catholic nonprofit ministry founded in 2008 and the originator of the world's first K-12 Theology of the Body Curriculum.  The mission of Ruah Woods Institute is to help men and women live their vocation to love, according to God’s plan, as informed by the Theology of the Body. RWPS aids this mission by developing and providing high quality psychological services grounded in the Catholic vision of the human person to empower people to more fully embrace and live out their vocation to love. The services we provide include psychotherapy (child, adult, marital/family, group therapy), psychological evaluation, vocational assessment, speaking & writing, consultation & dialogue with other professionals, and training/mentoring aspiring Catholic psychologists.  

Feel free to get in touch to see how we can assist you in fulfilling your vocation to love!

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