Ryan Garza, LCSW
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 14 years of experience working as a therapist in personal, couple, family, and group settings. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, abuse, grief, addiction, PTSD, personality disorders, toxic personalities. co-occurring disorders, codependency, and veterans issues.
My approach is client-centered (based on your needs and wants), compassionate, encouraging, and respectful (some appropriate humor may slip in occasionally). My approach draws on modalities of cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused, motivational, dialectical behavioral therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. Your treatment will be unique to you based on our joint treatment planning, your preferences, and your goals for treatment.
Life is dynamic, exciting, and often unpredictable. It can also be challenging, complex, and at times overwhelming. Your choice to invest in yourself shows a willingness to take more control of your life. With treatment, your ability to address issues of the past, manage the demands of the present, and prepare for the future will increase. Peace of mind, clarity, and purpose can and will improve. I look forward to working with you in this undertaking.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
UT LCSW 7027526-3501
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Ryan is kind and thoughtful. He listens to me and I always walk away from our sessions with renewed vigor to take on my life's challenges.
Written on Nov 11, 2022 after therapy with Ryan for 7 months on issues concerning depression
Ryan was awesome. He was so encouraging and listened. You could tell he genuinely cared for me and my well being and helped me progress in many ways! 10/10 recommend
Written on Nov 09, 2022 after therapy with Ryan for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
Ryan is companionate while being straight forward, and gives you great tools to use in you journey. He's helped me immensely!
Written on Sep 10, 2022 after therapy with Ryan for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Ryan is the best therapist ever! He’s a great listener, non-judgmental, funny, and his advice is spot on. I’d definitely recommend him to anyone!
Written on Jul 13, 2022 after therapy with Ryan for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
Ryan is very patient, kind and validating. He is ready with feedback and proactive suggestions when I'm struggling.
Written on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Ryan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Ryan is incredibly compassionate and helpful. Grateful for him!
Written on Mar 22, 2022 after therapy with Ryan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes