Ryan Townes

(MA, LPC)

About Me

I am not just a counselor, but also a peer. I am a black person of color counselor who is also non-binary trans-masc, and have struggled with ADHD, anxiety, and depressive symptoms throughout my life. I am Kink aware and Poly Affirming, and specialize in working with LGBTQA+ issues. My goal is that my personal and professional experience will allow me to be a positive support for my clients.

Therapy is a joint process that cannot be done without your effort. I cannot "fix" you because you do not need "fixing," I am here to listen and help you learn and grow so you can have the tools you need to meet your long and short-term life goals. My primary focus is centered around the LGBTQ+ community, but I also enjoy working with women's issues, ADHD, anxiety disorders, depression, and substance use disorders.

I have a client centered approach and utilize a mix of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness techniques to help adult clients who are looking for a change in their life, looking to gain coping skills, or looking to go through their process of healing and/or recovery.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Career difficulties , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Body Image , Codependency , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Family of Origin Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC # 6401018928 (Expires: 2021-05-31)


Reviews

Written by K.E. on Mar 03, 2021 after counseling with Ryan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Really understanding and offers great advice!

Written by A.S. on Feb 22, 2021 after counseling with Ryan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and bipolar disorder

I have really enjoyed working with Ryan. They have been extremely helpful and provide so many resources and feedback. There have been a lot of tools and flexibility. They always make me feel comfortable and have helped me explore exactly what I want to get out of therapy, and the best ways to do that.

Written by B.R. on Feb 17, 2021 after counseling with Ryan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd

Ryan listens and provides the right amount of insight and guidance in our cessions. At the end of each session, I always feel better about myself and my situation after talking and receiving feedback.

Written by E.M. on Feb 16, 2021 after counseling with Ryan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

My therapist is very thorough, conscious, and approachable! He gives me space to talk but also gives me skills to apply that help me become a better me! He even follows up throughout the day and is not judge mental

Written by T.R. on Feb 09, 2021 after counseling with Ryan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Ryan is extremely knowledgeable and is a great listener! They have offered wonderful advice that is helping me with my anxiety.