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Ruth Mellenthin social worker

Ruth Mellenthin

Social Worker

Ruth Mellenthin, LCSW

Hoffman Estates Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Ruth Mellenthin is a Licensed Clinical Social worker who has over 20 years’ experience working in the social services and mental health fields. In addition to community organizing, her background includes counseling youth, women, homeless persons, and people who live with chronic illness. She previously was a founder and director of a group home for women, and a substance abuse counselor for adolescents with diverse backgrounds.

Ruth specializes in treatment of anxiety and depression, women’s issues, substance use/abuse, and young people who are trying to find their way. Experience with persons who suffer from mental health diagnoses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety and have enabled her to understand the many forms suffering can take. She is a trauma informed therapist who is committed to furthering her professional knowledge and education.

Ruth fosters an encouraging environment for growth and change. To schedule an appointment with Ruth Mellenthin, call (888) 870-1775.

Ruth obtained her Bachelor of Arts degrees from Northeastern Illinois University and Master of Social Work from University of Illinois Chicago. She has worked in the nonprofit, health care and mental health fields; the latter included persons who live in long-term care facilities. She utilizes a person-centered approach, based on humanistic principles, as well as various forms of cognitive, psychodynamic, and other forms of therapy, depending upon the needs of the client. Due to her social services background, Ruth also believes it is essential to examine environmental factors such as career and family dynamics.

Ruth enjoys kayaking, hiking, crafting, and keeping up with current events. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.

You can make an appointment to see her at the Hoffman Estates, Illinois office.

Make an appointment today by calling us on (888) 870-1775 or by filling out our Contact Form.


  • ACA / “Obamacare” (Most Panels)
  • Aetna
  • Amita/Presence health
  • Amerihealth
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Coventry Health Care / First Health
  • First Help
  • Harmony
  • Harken Health
  • HealthLink
  • HealthSmart / lnterplan Health Group (IHG)
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Interplan Health Group, a HealthSmart Network
  • LifeSynch (a Humana Company)
  • Magellan
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MHN
  • Midlands Choice
  • Military OneSource
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Multiplan / PHCS
  • Optum
  • Next Level Health Insurance
  • PsycHealth
  • Tricare North (A Health Net Company)
  • Unicare
  • UnitedHealthCare (UBH)
  • ValueOptions
  • Wellcare

LOCATION: Hoffman Estates IL
PROVIDES SERVICES FOR: Children (8 yrs up) ~ Teens ~ Adults ~ Families ~ LGBTQ
SPECIALTIES: Addiction ~ Adjustment Disorders ~ Anxiety ~ Depression ~ Grief and Loss ~ Relationship Issues ~ Severe Mental Illnesses (e.g. Bipolar) ~ Stress Management ~ Suicidal / Homicidal Thoughts ~ Trauma and Abuse ~ Work Life Stress / Transitions
METHODS: Acceptance & Commitment Therapy ~ Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) ~ Play Therapy ~ Brief Therapy ~ Existential ~ Mindfulness ~ Psychodynamic Therapy ~ Person-Centered ~ Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) ~ Strength Based