I have been licensed in Wyoming since 1988. I am a clinical social worker and have worked approximately 8 years + as a professional licensed social worker providing clinical evaluations and therapy. I've worked with high risk clients throughout my social work career. I’ve worked federally as a medical social worker, clinician, supervisor, administrator, child protection worker and case management worker for approximately 17+ years. In 2010 I earned a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies with the following concentrations; Social Work, Counselor Education and Native Studies. My Dissertation was published by ProQuest and is entitled "Native Woman and Alcoholism. These experiences have broadened my abilities and skills while helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Infidelity, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT)
WY LCSW LCSW-103
Dr. Ridgley is wonderful and understanding. She is very insightful, gives me journal prompts and really listens and gives great advice. She’s a kind, calming force.
Written on Sep 14, 2022 after therapy with Blanche for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and anger management
Dr Ridley is compassionate and respectful of beliefs. She is honest and offers gems to really make me dig deep to assist my finding my true self.
Written on Sep 02, 2022 after therapy with Blanche for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and relationship issues
I have only had 1 session with ridley. What I did experience was so good.
Written on Aug 22, 2022 after therapy with Blanche for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, grief, and adhd