I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas and have years of experience working with a variety mental health issues and ages. I have specialized in working with the LGBTQ population, with anything from helping people through the process of figuring out their identity to relationship counseling to coping with any oppression they might face. I began my career working with individuals with anger management needs and currently have an extensive amount of experience with families and helping parents through any issues they might be facing.
I have knowledge and practice of many prominent counseling theories, and will adapt my counseling approach to your needs and goals. I tend to implement a solution-focused approach in order to not only hone in on what your goals are, but also to get you to those goals as quickly as possible. I enjoy using cognitive-behavioral techniques to confront anything that is standing in the way of your goals and to promote positive thinking.
I am a kind-hearted and a very open-minded counselor, and am proud to be accepting of all walks of life. I am able to incorporate religion-based counseling, but am also open to individuals that are anti-religious. I am eager to help you achieve your goals and would love to hear what concerns you have. Looking for help is a monumental step towards change and I hope that I can work beside you through the next steps!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 67833
Good at keeping things moving forward, without being overbearing or too intense. Has really aided me in living with bipolar 1; not just surviving it.
Written on Dec 13, 2022 after therapy with Ryan for 5 years and 7 months on issues concerning bipolar disorder
Ryan has been a life saver and the favorite therapist I’ve ever had. His weekly deep thoughts are well received and always give your mind a challenge. Ryan helped me through a tough time in my life and I’m so grateful for him. Highly recommend this therapist! LGBT friendly too!
Written on Aug 25, 2022 after therapy with Ryan for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd
Ryan is a brilliant therapist! This was my first time in therapy, and he was extremely helpful and understanding.
Written on Mar 29, 2022 after therapy with Ryan for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and adhd
Ryan has been extremely helpful in helping me understand what I’m feeling and how to face those feelings
Written on Feb 11, 2022 after therapy with Ryan for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Ryan has been very interactive and very willing to help.
Written on Jan 31, 2022 after therapy with Ryan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Ryan is a very good therapist. He listens and gives relevant feedback and support.
Written on Nov 29, 2021 after therapy with Ryan for 3 years and 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem