Entries by Dr. Andrew Sodergren

Dr. Emily Dowdell, the Latest Therapist to Join the RWPS Team

We are excited to announce the addition of Dr. Emily Dowdell to the RWPS team.  She brings with her an exceptional training background, solid Catholic formation, and unique clinical experience.  Dr. Emily will be seeing patients at our main office on the West Side of Cincinnati.  She recently sat down with us to share a […]

Meet Our Newest Provider: Rod Dunlap, M.A., IMFT

RWPS is excited to welcome Rod Dunlap, M.A., IMFT to our team. He comes to us with a wealth of experience in ministry and a passion for the Catholic faith, especially Theology of the Body. He will be seeing patients at our headquarters on the West side of Cincinnati. Rod took some time to introduce […]

“Called to Freedom: Healing Our Wounds with Theology of the Body.”

Ruah Woods Luncheon Banquet/Fundraiser this year in May was a big success! Our keynote speaker, Dr. Matthew Breuninger delivered an insightful, stirring keynote address, “Called to Freedom: Healing Our Wounds with Theology of the Body.” Dr. Matthew Breuninger is an associate professor of psychology at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He earned an MA in Theology […]

Damon Owens Keynote

We were incredibly blessed to have Damon Owens as our keynote speaker for our annual banquet (Fr. Riccardo was unable to attend due to sickness). He gave a brilliant address about the importance of living out Theology of the Body in our families and promoting it to the world.

RWPS Expands Northward

You spoke, and we listened.  For 10 years, Ruah Woods Psychological Services has served the greater Cincinnati-area, providing high quality psychological services deeply informed by our Catholic faith.  Almost from the start, calls have come in from individuals and families residing in the northern parts of our archdiocese such as Sidney, Dayton, Springfield, and so […]

Communion in Quarantine
by Dr. Andrew Sodergren

Masks.  Social distancing.  Cancelling events.  Virtual meetings.  Dispensations from Mass.  Quarantining.  These are some of the isolating, unprecedented hallmarks of 2020.  Those in authority justify these measures as short-term strategies to slow the spread of COVID-19.  Whatever their short-term benefit, many people are understandably concerned about the long-term impact of these drastic actions on individuals, […]

Happy Birthday Papa
by Dr. Andrew Sodergren

This May 18th is the 100th anniversary of the birth of our beloved Pope St. John Paul II.  Typically, only people who have had a truly historic impact have their birthdays celebrated long after they are deceased.  John Paul II was one such historic person.  I would like to reflect briefly on some of the […]