Ryan works with adult individuals, couples, and parents. He has experience working with a wide range of people, diverse life issues, and mental health diagnoses. His clients find him easily approachable, warm, and non-judgmental. He takes a positive and practical approach, using humor and creative thinking outside the box.
Ryan likes working with people wanting to evaluate and redefine their life roles and goals. He helps identify their “cognitive loops” and the sabotaging thoughts and feelings that keep them stuck in their lives and relationships. His work focuses on identifying the inner critic, fostering emotional intelligence, and realigning life with a person’s values, hopes, and goals.
Ryan works with men and women, individually. And he has a passion for working with couples needing to reconnect after challenging life transitions: infertility, postpartum, grief and loss. He helps couples close the emotional and physical gap between them, heal attachment and communication wounds, explore and develop family goals and values, and increase sexual chemistry between one another. He brings personal experience with male infertility, miscarriage, and parenting.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing
MN LPCC 2422