Hi, my name is Ryan and I have been working in mental health for 9 years. I have experience helping people with an array of problems including substance abuse, couples issues, adolescents, criminal justice, mood disorders and other life problems. I began my work in mental health after working for 10 years in health and fitness. My inspiration to enter the field of mental health developed from a desire to help others realize their ability to change and to achieve their utmost potential in psychological well-being.
I am a compassionate, genuine, authentic therapist who is dedicated and committed to helping others achieve their desired outcomes. I use a multidimensional approach exploring psychological, biological and spiritual needs to assist in the healing process.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Mood Disorders
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
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Ryan has helped me realize many of my personal issues and conflicts, and has helped me to learn to listen to myself. My relationship with my wife has become much stronger and through the teachings of communication and understanding, our love life has greatly improved as well. Thanks to both BetterHelp and Ryan for being there for me.
Written on Sep 20, 2022 after therapy with Ryan for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
I selected Mr. Black because of his profile. He is skilled, accommodating, and flexible. He is authentic. He works with me and doesn't work "on me" - a vital part of what I feel makes an effective therapist.
Written on Jul 08, 2022 after therapy with Ryan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Ryan is a very approachable person who intensively listens and responds. The first therapist I have found in years who made me feel seen and heard in my first session. I would highly recommend him.
Written on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Ryan for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Highly recommend! He's great in all aspects. Listens to your concerns and helps you problem solve the solutions.
Written on May 16, 2022 after therapy with Ryan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes