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Dr. Todd Ryser-Oatman, Psychologist

Stress, Anxiety LGBT Trauma and abuse Grief Depression
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About me

I am a licensed psychologist in Kentucky with 7 years of professional experience across a diverse range of clinical settings. I have experience in helping clients with life stress and anxiety, LGBT-affirming therapy, trauma and abuse, and coping with multiple forms of grief and loss. I have worked in college counseling settings, federal prisons, community mental health centers, and in partial-hospitalization treatment programs. I have a passion for blending scientific research and best practices into how I provide each client with a tailored treatment approach.
In therapy, I am consistently experienced as engaging, genuine, warm, and highly motivated to help my clients thrive. My approach is rooted in culturally sensitive and trauma-informed principles to ensure that we are to build a collaborative and safe relationship for you to explore your lived experience more fully in therapy together. I approach therapy from an Interpersonal Process theoretical lens, however, I integrate multiple other approaches to meet your unique needs, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and behavioral health consultation frameworks.

When we first meet, you can expect me to capitalize on your innate strengths as a person while also challenging you to make progress toward your goals. I value the time, effort, and energy you are putting into therapy, and I also strive to ensure you feel safe in therapy.

Professional experience

7yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

KY Psychologist 278568


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Todd Ryser-Oatman. 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.

He’s great

Written on Mar 18, 2023 after therapy with Todd for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, anger management, and adhd

Dr. Todd is the best of the best. Truly concerned about the people he works with!

Written on Mar 15, 2023 after therapy with Todd for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, anger management, coaching, and adhd

Todd has been great at actively listening and understanding, distilling what I need into an actionable plan, being kind and caring and supportive, and helping me figure out the next steps to feel better.

Written on Feb 24, 2023 after therapy with Todd for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Dr. Todd is wonderful! He is very kind and so good at listening to issues and then providing valuable feedback. I’ve only seen him a little while, but he has already really helped me.

Written on Jan 13, 2023 after therapy with Todd for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Simply the best

Written on Jan 04, 2023 after therapy with Todd for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I appreciate all that Dr. Ryser-Oatman is doing for me. It takes a lot for me to talk about my problems and my schedule is so hectic, but he always tried to be here for me when I need him, and I appreciate him a lot.

Written on Dec 27, 2022 after therapy with Todd for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, and adhd