Dr. Ryan Knutson


About Me

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
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...
Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


WI LPC 6612-125


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Ryan Knutson. 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 on Nov 22, 2022 after therapy with Ryan for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written on Oct 13, 2022 after therapy with Ryan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have had just 3 sessions and he is excellent and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Dr. Ryan

Written on Oct 11, 2022 after therapy with Ryan for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Great resource & fantastic listener. Non judgmental & would definitely recommend!

Written on Sep 18, 2022 after therapy with Ryan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

So far so good, still very early on but I have high hopes for our progress!

Work with me!