About Me

I started my career as a Recreation Therapist in Utah challenging individuals to do things they were scared to do but would ultimately help them grow. I took clients rock-climbing, rappelling, swimming, and canoeing, and watched them stretch themselves through each experience. I love the analogy that rock-climbing gives through anchoring to a firm rock. I believe Christ is our rock, and relying on Him can help us get through any challenge in our way.

Five years ago, I returned to to school to get a degree in Mental Health Counseling. That has expanded my opportunities immensely, and I've continued to use experiential activities to challenge individuals to grow. I'm a big believer in challenging you to take what we talk about, and find ways to look at life differently by giving yourself meaningful experiences.

The majority of my 10 years in the mental health field has been with young adults with autism and Aspergers, which has given me deep experience in teaching relationship skills. More particularly, in my 4 years as a counselor, I've worked closely with individuals dealing with pornography and sex addiction, and have also had experience working with trauma, and mood disorders. I'm a big believer in a client-centered approach, which means the client has the answers, they just need someone to help them look at their challenges with a different perspective. I am a visual learner, and use this approach in counseling however I can.
While the online format doesn't allow me to stretch you through rappelling or rock-climbing, I will find ways to help you overcome the challenges keeping you from your potential using a Christ centered approach. I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Communication Problems , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCMHC #7587387-6004 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ryan Hawks. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Faithful Counseling might be different.

Written by A.N. on Jun 21, 2022 after therapy with Ryan for 2 weeks

My therapist is kind and he listens to me.

Work with me!