About Me

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Washington with over 20 years of experience. I have an expertise in crisis intervention and Trauma Informed Care. I am an ally to the LGBTQ+ community. I have experience in working with counseling needs of depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, life changes, bipolar disorder, relational conflict, and trauma.

My counseling approach is client centered, unbiased, and active listening with the goal of partnering with you in creating a realistic plan in looking at changes that may benefit you in improving your life circumstances.

Empowerment starts with the courage to acknowledge you need support. My approach is to understand what your current or past life barriers and struggles are and to help you in moving towards healthier relationships and behaviors.

I look forward to meeting with you to see if we are a good match to work together. KR


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , First Responder Issues , Military and Veterans Issues , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMHC #LH00010401 (Expires: 2022-11-25)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kathy 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.

Written by R.O. on May 27, 2022 after therapy with Kathy for 3 weeks on issues concerning parenting issues, and adhd

I have had covid but Kathy still sends me resources and well wishes.

Written by M.O. on May 18, 2022 after therapy with Kathy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Kathy has been amazing, she checks in with me often and provides tools to help me overcome and gain control of my anxiety. I look forward to the future a little more now.

Written by L.I. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Kathy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

Kathy is an excellent guide and offers amazing support and understanding. She thoughtfully and respectfully listens making it easy to form a great and trusting relationship from the very first session.

Work with me!