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Ruta Kulys, MS, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Director - Community Support Network
Department of Psychiatry


Ruta Kulys is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her master’s degree from Columbia University. Currently the Executive Director of SIU’s Community Support Network, her previous roles include Clinical Director of the Partial Hospital Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Director of Social Work at Woodland Hospital, a private psychiatric hospital in Chicago’s suburbs.

Additionally, Ruta is a certified Yoga Teacher and has been teaching yoga and meditation since 2003. She received training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction under the direction of Jon Kabat-Zinn. She has been trained in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and is a certified to lead Yoga Nidra, a meditative practice used to treat PTSD. She has a special interest in Mind-Body Medicine and Women’s Issues.


Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY - Master of Social Work
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