Meet the Counselors of Spring Term: Calvin Ruff

Calvin Ruff, MSW, LMSW (he/him)

Professional/Education Background: I am currently working as a clinical therapist within several settings such as K College, a private practice, and a couple of community empowerment centers. With 30+ years of experience in this field, I’ve been afforded the opportunity to be a supportive guide in the life journeys of people from all over the world and all walks of life. It is always my goal and hope to witness people move successfully in the directions of healing and transformation that they identify and desire for themselves.  

Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI- Being midway between Detroit and Chicago, with beautiful countryside all around, I’ve found Kalamazoo to be a perfect place for my various interests. From exploring the numerous local trails and waterways, to engaging the diversity of cultural music and foods here and the nearby cities, I’m in Heaven!!! 

Pets: We’ve always had canine companions for the family to enjoy. At this time we are having a blast with our 1 year old Shih Tzu, Quincy! 

Favorite Coping Skills: Meditation and anything Rhythm, Sound, and Movement! 

Hobby: Immersing myself in the music, food, and healing ways from cultures around the world is one of my greatest joys. As a drummer, foodie, and therapist, my life’s work is definitely inspired by the gifts of wisdom and experiences that have been so generously shared with me everywhere I go. As in this photo, you can see me recently with one of my meditation teachers, Ajarn Suar, a healer in Chiang Mai Thailand. 

Learn more about Calvin on the Counseling Center’s staff page!

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