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Christine Ryan, LPC

Relationships Grief Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes Coaching
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About me

I'm glad to introduce myself to you and look forward to us possibly working together in collaboration to address whatever has brought you here.

I have been in private practice as a licensed psychotherapist (LPC) for the past 37 years, most of that time in Dallas. I moved to the Bay Area in California 8 years ago (best decision i ever made!) and added Life Coaching to my practice. My work is much different now than in Texas--instead of going to a brick and mortar office every day and seeing clients, I now work exclusively on the phone and on line and have become involved with several projects on different platforms, including as an online coach for a decision making start up, and as a counselor for the Life Reimagined program. i also received Disaster Management Training and became certified as a telephonic critical incident responder.

I received my Master's from Arizona State University and I have been licensed since 1983 after gaining early experience in psychiatric hospital social work and mental health center settings. In my practice, I have worked with individuals on a wide variety of issues, including anxiety and depression, relationships, separation and divorce, family conflicts, parenting, grief and loss, and chronic illness. i am a cancer survivor (30 years healthy and happy) and have talked with many people experiencing catastrophic illness and disability. In 2011, I became a Certified Life Coach, receiving training through Coach Training Alliance.

I am now fortunate enough to be able to blend my years of experience as a therapist and life coach with my own life experiences to work with Baby Boomers as they face the challenges and transitions in the new chapters in their lives.

Most of the issues that bring people into a counseling relationship can be addressed in three phases:
First is the "What"--what is your situation, problem, experience, etc.
Next is the "So What--what effect have these experiences had on your decisions, choices, lifestyle, behaviors
The third is the "Now What"--where to go from here. My experience in solution oriented, brief therapy has led to an emphasis on this "now what" and the changes that can make a big difference in your life.

i would be honored to be your partner in your growth journey!

Chris Ryan

Professional experience

40yrs in practice
Relationships Grief Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes Coaching

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Communication problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Infidelity, Life purpose, Money and financial issues, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and childbirth, Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

TX LPC 1250


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

I'm very pleased with better help and I'm very pleased with my therapist she's very conscientious and happy with a lot of decisions

Written on Feb 22, 2024 after therapy with Christine for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

After giving up on therapy that I’ve tried locally in my area, I gave up on the idea. After years, I tried BetterHelp as a last resort and Chris showed me that therapy in fact works when you find the right match with your therapist. As vulnerable as I’ve opened up during our sessions, Chris has always made me feel safe and not judged. She separates from others in that she is understanding of my cultural differences I was raised with that has caused issues with therapy in the past. Highly recommend!

Written on Sep 19, 2023 after therapy with Christine for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Experienced, to the point, patient, helpful.

Written on Feb 28, 2023 after therapy with Christine for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Christine is insightful, compassionate and kind. She is a wonderful sounding board for major life transitions I have been processing. She provides reassurance and guidance through those murky and tricky transitions.

Written on Nov 01, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue


Written on Apr 01, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Chris has been tremendously helpful. She provides a critical outside viewpoint for me and has helped me with both personal and professional issues. I highly recommend Chris to everyone!

Written on Jan 25, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, career difficulties, and coaching