Ruthann Lapham, MSW, LMSW


Education & credentials

  • MSW Social Work, Loyola University (Chicago)
  • Fully Licensed Social Worker, State of Michigan


Everyone who enters into therapy comes for their own reason. My goal is to create a comfortable, non-judgmental space for you to be your authentic self and for you to tell your story. We will collaborate on your personal goals for therapy and our journey will begin where you are at. I tailor my interventions and therapeutic approach based on the individual needs of each client.

Personal Statement

I believe everyone can benefit from therapy, and I am proud of you for taking the first step in this process. I realize that being open with someone new can be tough. That is why I strive to create an inclusive and safe space for every client. I am here to listen to you and help you realize that you are not alone. Together as a team, you and I will work on your identified goals. I look forward to meeting you and partnering with you on your journey to be the absolute best version of yourself.

Special Interests

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Use
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Burnout
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Grief
  • Highly Sensitive Person
  • Hoarding
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Men’s Issues
  • Obesity
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Women’s Issues

About me

What do you love doing more than anything in the world?

I love spending time with friends and family. Most of my free time is spent with my rescue dog and helping her adjust to her new home.

What is your favourite movie of all time?

I can’t pick just one. I love to laugh, so my go-to movies are always a comedy.

Describe your ideal vacation. Has it happened yet?

My goal is to go to all 50 states. So far, I’ve been fortunate enough to travel to 34 states, so only 16 more to go!

What is the most delicious meal you can imagine?

Any meal that someone else cooks for me! I don’t like cooking, but I enjoy being in the kitchen watching the masterpiece come together.

Schedule & Appointments

If you're interested in scheduling a new client appointment with Ruthann Lapham, call 810-494-7180

If you are an existing client of Ruthann Lapham's and need to reach her directly, call her 810-207-3241