Welcome.


Driftless Counseling in Viroqua & Richland Center offers a variety of therapeutic services tailored to your needs.  We offer Adventure Therapy and In-Home Counseling in Viroqua, Richland Center, Vernon & Crawford County. We’re able to meet clients where they are at in their journey, and help them find success at home, school, and in their community.  Our providers specialize in connecting with challenging youth and parents, and helping them move towards building trusting, healthy relationships. Driftless Counseling offers a way to get back to feeling healthy and connected, to feel at home with your family.


We focus on relationships that matter: with your partner, your family, your child, your self.

Most of our clients are connected through County Level programs such as CCS. Outpatient Marriage Counseling and Family Therapy is available in Viroqua as part of Stonehouse Counseling.

Chris Ruder, Driftless Counseling in Viroqua

Couples, Family & Adventure Counseling in Viroqua/Richland Center:


Adventure Therapy  –  Family Counseling  –  Teen Therapy
Let’s  get to work.

Teen Therapy & Counseling in Viroqua

Teens are great experimenters, which can get them in a lot of trouble and a lot of hurt. I’ll help your teen get back on their feet and re-connect with what (and WHO) matters. Be warned: Teen Counseling can also be family counseling.


Marriage Counseling & Couples Counseling in Viroqua

Adventure Therapy is an active and experiential style of therapy that helps clients access vulnerability and authenticity in real world settings. We use activities which are engaging and exciting to create new meaning and perspectives on clients’ struggles and challenges.


Family Counseling in Viroqua

When you’re with your family, you should feel home.  When wires get crossed in the family it can be painful and confusing. Family counseling is about reconnecting to those who matter most. 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

“…sensitive, empathetic,

and down-to-earth; he is straight-forward with people, and

meets them where they are at, in a genuine and respectful manner.”


“The work has a sense of momentum, with

each session building

on the work done in previous sessions.”


“Working with Chris was the turning point in my healing,

opening ‘doors’ I didn’t even know were there.”


“I honestly don’t know where my family would be today if it weren’t for Driftless Counseling