About Me

I have been fortunate enough to have been raised in the church community since I was a child. However, like most Christians, I have had ups and downs in my walk with Christ and I hope that my experiences can help me help others. I went to college to become a doctor and it became clear quickly that God had a different plan for me. Through His guidance and grace, I was lead into the counseling ministry at my church. I began to notice that it felt like I was finally using the gifts God has given me. I truly believe that God brought me into this profession and that He guides me to help others on a daily basis. I am thankful for this calling and hope that I can prayerfully be of help and support to you.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting issues
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #67833 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ryan Smith. 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.L. on Mar 24, 2022 after therapy with Ryan for 3 years and 11 months

I want to highly recommend Ryan Smith and the work we have completed together. I have had a great deal of grief the last few years and Ryan has been a great sounding board as well as a very good therapist. I highly recommend and refer him as a terrific therapist.

Written by D.E. on Sep 03, 2020 after therapy with Ryan for 7 months

Ryan has been very helpful indeed. He listened to my problems and proposed effective solutions.

Written by P.R. on Aug 20, 2020 after therapy with Ryan for 1 year and 3 months

Thank you FaithfulCounseling

Written by P.A. on Apr 17, 2020 after therapy with Ryan for 2 years and 2 months

Ryan has helped me through some of the toughest times of my life over the past Few years. I’ve greatly appreciated his caring consideration, thought and input he has added to my life. He has shared much wisdom and good Godly advice along with management ideas and methods to help me in my journey of life considering my personal preferences and ideals. I have great appreciation for him and would consider him a friend that shares both gentle and tough love and does it well.

Written by G.A. on Mar 09, 2020 after therapy with Ryan for 4 months

Ryan has been a rock despite me being made up of quicksand. Ryan and I have had discussions where I have worked at painting him a picture of what life is like in my home in order to help him see that despite the words my best guy friends offer me, that my pastor gives, or what Ryan shares, they are simply that.....words. It is imperative that therapists make every attempt possible to place themselves in the client's situation. With that said, I would still recommend Ryan to anyone needing support and would rate his work with me at a 10. I know professional distance should be kept between the therapist and the client. Even so, I consider Ryan to be a someone that would have my back if needed. As mentioned earlier, he has been a rock when I have been quicksand. He's an amazing young man!

Written by D.A. on Feb 12, 2020 after therapy with Ryan for 2 weeks

Very understanding, wise, caring and helpful. Asks the right questions to get me thinking about what my issues are and guides me through how I can make amends. Responds very well.

Written by K.A. on Sep 19, 2019 after therapy with Ryan for 3 months

Ryan is tactful, respectful, & understanding. He always shares very insightful quotes that make a good difference in my day.

Written by A.M. on Jun 03, 2019 after therapy with Ryan for 2 months

Ryan is wonderful. He listens and is respectful. He catches on to what you are trying to convey without judgement. And has wonderful insight.

Written by M.A. on Feb 04, 2019 after therapy with Ryan for 2 weeks

Ryan is doing a great job. We have just started and may have a ways to go but he is good with his questions and suggestion. Looking forward to continue on to a point where I am satisfied with the counseling sessions. Or until he feels I am ok.

Written by B.O. on Feb 01, 2019 after therapy with Ryan for 2 weeks

Ryan Smith
Has a way of knocking the hammer right on the nail, getting to the very heart of your issue amongst your emotional, mental and psychological struggles. He is direct and reassuring of your strengths, at the same time letting you find your confidence to know you can identify the issues and deal with them accordingly, to move forward into a healthier lifestyle and purpose, where being able to achieve your goals in life in general is highly attainable.

Written by K.E. on Jan 29, 2019 after therapy with Ryan for 2 weeks

Ryan is very empathetic towards your feelings and he is sharp in asking you all the right questions to find the root of the issue. He is not judgmental and ensures you are comfortable in sharing. Ryan is very wise in doing his job. Keep up the good work.

Written by P.I. on Nov 14, 2018 after therapy with Ryan for 2 weeks

Ryan askes the right probing questions to discover the roots of what I am dealing with. I am excited for my journey of discovery ahead, knowing that my cousellor is more than equipped to help me untangle my subconscious and deal with what I am facing.

Written by S.H. on Mar 15, 2018 after therapy with Ryan for 2 weeks

Ryan does a great job. He listens well and is very encouraging with real practical advice.

Written by J.U. on Dec 13, 2017 after therapy with Ryan for 2 months

Ryan is very patient and caring. I initially had a previous counselor who was not patient, which led me to getting a different counselor. He gives information and practical solutions to help you figure out what your problem is, which would make you examine your approach towards becoming a better person. He gives examples, and is patient to explain even though you repeatedly ask the same questions and complaints. I would say people like Ryan are rare, and they give us hope that there are counselors out there who are willing to help you.

Written by J.E. on Nov 27, 2017 after therapy with Ryan for 2 weeks

I greatly appreciate Ryan. He is a very good counselor. A Godly man and understands my issues. I recommend Ryan to anybody.

Written by R.A. on Nov 16, 2017 after therapy with Ryan for 2 months

Dr. Ryan was full of compassion and empathy, which were the essential elements I was looking for in a counselor.
My sessions were interactive - he offered me a lot of workbooks to complete and exercises to do.
I was subscribed for three months but I was able to reconcile my issues and worked out a pathway towards my future in just two months because of his support and expertise.
I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a touch of compassion and practical counselling.

Written by A.N. on Oct 14, 2017 after therapy with Ryan for 2 weeks

Ryan has been insightful, wise, caring and kind. His investment in me has helped me overcome issues, and come up with strategies to deal with anything that comes up. I highly recommend him.

Written by N.I. on Sep 11, 2017 after therapy with Ryan for 2 weeks

Ryan is very helpful. He listens to my frustrations and thoughts and then gives me a solution on how to fix it.

Written by I.S. on Aug 29, 2017 after therapy with Ryan for 2 weeks

Ryan make me feels that I'm not alone and that he surely will help.

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