I believe that the narratives that we live with greatly determine how we experience life and express ourselves. My passion is to meet clients in that space of their story and help them move towards their goals in an effective and caring way utilizing a client-centered approach and the latest in relevant clinical research.
I have an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from a CACREP university. I am an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), an NCC (National Certified Counselor), and am working on several different certifications in trauma. In addition to that, I have an Associate in Biblical Studies and am working toward a Masters in Bible and Theology.
I am certified in Prepare/Enrich(P/E)(https://www.prepare-enrich.com/). It is the #1 marriage, family, and premarital assessment in the country and is backed by an incredible amount of data. Once you have experienced P/E's benefits and insights, you will be thankful that you engaged in it.
I have over 20 years of experience working with all age groups in various contexts, such as private practice, community mental health, college counseling centers, and church settings. In addition to that, I am also a Clinical Director that oversees three different sites and several interns.
I have been involved in full and part-time ministry for over 20 years, and I understand the toll that it can take on the individual/couple and family involved in it. I served four years as a missionary in Mexico, working with remote indigenous groups on various projects. I then served as a missionary for ten years in the United States at a Bible College in multiple roles, mainly working with students in the Student Life Department as a Dean.
Areas of Focus (But not limited to):
- Anxiety, Depression, and Other Mood Disorders
- Behavioral Addictions
- Career Counseling
- Prepare/Enrich Certified
- Forgiveness and Reconciliation
- Identity and Self-Esteem
- Life Transitions and Adjustments
- Men's Issues
- Missionary Care
- Family Issues
- Pastoral Care
- Shame and Guilt
- Spiritual Concerns
- Sports Performance
- Therapist Care
- Trauma, Grief, and Loss
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Fertility Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , HIV / AIDS , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Immigration Issues , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Smoking/Vaping Cessation , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Traumatic Brain Injury , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #7976-125 (Expires: 2021-02-28)
Ryan is a very good listener who takes the time to understand, has clear communication and has great answers! Would highly recommend him as a counsellor