Thanks for taking a moment to read about me. I am licensed in Wisconsin with 7 years of professional work experience. I have a bachelor's degree in psychology, a master's degree in mental health counseling, and a doctorate in counselor education and supervision. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC), and Independent Clinical Supervisor (ICS). I've worked in a variety of clinical settings including correctional, outpatient, group homes, and recently volunteered as a counselor at the Salvation Army. Besides being a licensed counselor for 7 years, I have been a supervisor for over 4 years, and an adjunct instructor for a graduate counseling program since 2020.
My theoretical foundation consists of cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered, motivational interviewing, and strength-based approaches. However, I utilize what is the best fit for the individual and enjoy making adjustments to meet different individual needs. I believe 'good' therapy shouldn't feel like therapy and should feel more like a helpful conversation.
I've had an interesting life that led me to be a counselor. These experiences provide me motivation to help others and a dedication to the counseling profession. I absolutely love helping people and would be honored to provide any support to those in need.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Mood Disorders , Post-traumatic Stress , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Workplace Issues Read more...
WI LPC 6612-125
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I've only talked to Dr. Knutson three times so far and I already feel like I can trust him with the info and thoughts I share. His feedback has been both affirming and helpful.
I have had just 3 sessions and he is excellent and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Dr. Ryan
Great resource & fantastic listener. Non judgmental & would definitely recommend!
So far so good, still very early on but I have high hopes for our progress!