Andrea Bray Ryan

(MA, LPC)
Therapist Andrea Bray Ryan Photo

About Me

I am Andrea Ryan, a licensed professional counselor with a master's level education in the state of Texas. In addition to my professional degree, I have studied and become certified in Traumatic Stress Studies with The Trauma Center at JRI through Bessel Van der Kolk. I have worked both in a behavioral hospital with inpatient and outpatient clients, and as an independent counselor in private practice for years. If it is a part of the human experience in mental health, I have most likely addressed it.

I offer you an empathic, supportive, in-the-moment, and non-judgmental style of therapy to help with depression, anxiety, stress management, traumatic experiences, mood swings, women's concerns, interpersonal relationship issues, personal or professional growth, as well as grief and loss. I have vast experience in assisting with the development of the necessary coping skills, relaxation techniques, yoga/body integration, and self-regulation techniques to positively improve your relationships at home and work. I help you utilize your strengths and develop new skills to integrate the struggles you are experiencing. I bring scientifically supported techniques to bear on your individual situation to discover ways to work through any challenge you meet. I recognize that a person is not a collection of problems to be addressed, but rather a whole, complex, and beautiful individual expression of life. Therefore, I prefer to work collaboratively with your whole self. Feel free to express yourself in a safe, confidential session with me.

I look forward to walking this path with you. I see myself as a fellow traveler alongside you on your life journey. I believe that all experiences make us who we are; and that the point is the journey not the destination. As J. R. R. Tolkien noted, "Not all those who wander are lost." I am honored in your decision to allow me to assist you as you grow and develop through the challenges that prompted you to seek therapy.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , ADHD , Abandonment , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Co-morbidity , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #83457 (Expires: 2022-01-31)


Reviews

Written by C.L. on Sep 21, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Just 100% hands down the Best! ❤️

Written by L.E. on Sep 17, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 1 year on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and anger management

Andrea is the best. She always shares great insights to my problems and offers me “homework” to help me develop my thoughts through our the week

Written by A.N. on Jul 27, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Andrea has helped me more than I thought possible...when I first started, I had no clue where to begin, but Andrea has listened and helped guide me through the healing process.

Written by B.E. on May 26, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I thank God for Andrea. I started feeling better after our first session, and I know I will continue to get better with her. I would recommend her to anyone who needs help.

Written by E.L. on Apr 28, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Andrea has been an incredible counselor for me. She understands my concerns and addresses them accordingly. She has helped teach me new ways of processing situations and has helped me learn to cope. I could not have asked for a better counselor.

Written by L.I. on Apr 10, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

At first, I thought therapy would be scary, and I would get judged or put down, but Andrea has helped me lose that fear and feel happy about getting help. I’m ready for this journey and talking to her makes me feel safe and comfortable. She is very sweet , understanding, and reassuring . I would recommend her 100%

Written by M.A. on Mar 23, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Andrea knows how to tackle problems with a variety of techniques. It makes going to therapy so worth it. She's unorthodox in her healing methods but it works! She doesn't just evaluate the person she evaluates the soul and tries to help you.

Written by A.N. on Jan 18, 2021 after therapy with Andrea for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Andrea is a great therapist and does a very good job! Highly recommend.

Written by C.A. on Jul 09, 2020 after therapy with Andrea for 4 weeks

She is attentive and listens to my needs and what I would like to change.