Andrea Ruder, MS, LPC


Andrea Ruder is a licensed professional counselor  providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults. Andrea received her Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, Wisconsin and became a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Wisconsin before re-locating to Minnesota. She is now working under the supervision of Dr. Elizabeth Wagner to obtain her license as a Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of Minnesota. She works collaboratively with individuals and especially enjoys focusing on their strengths. She has experience working with individuals with a variety of mental health concerns and uses evidenced based treatments in her work such as:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Exposure and Response Prevention (E/RP)
  • Comprehensive Behavioral Interventions for Tics (CBIT)
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

She specializes in treating the following:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Anger
  • Trauma
  • Identity Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Adjustment difficulties
  • Academic Concerns
  • Behavior difficulties
  • Family conflict

Andrea has experience working with:

  • Preschool age children (3-5 years old)
  • School age children (6-10 years old)
  • Preteens (11-12 years old)
  • Teenagers (13-17 years old)
  • Young adults (18- 21 years old)
  • Adults (21-64 years old)