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Ryan Witkowski, LPCC, LPC

Addictions Relationship issues Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Intimacy-related issues
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About me

I can help if...A small voice in your head tells you that something big needs to change. If you are tired of your internal experience of your self not matching the person that you live as day-to-day. If you feel exhausted comparing yourself to others, wanting to live the way you see other people living, yet struggling to make consistent and meaningful change. I can help guide and be with you as you recover from the lies and loss of trauma. These traumas and emotional imprints so often derive from our family or origin, current and past intimate relationships and the slow grind of neglect, invalidation and feeling alone.
More than anything, I am pragmatic in my practice through ongoing training, personal healing, self-discovery, and growth work. Life is hard and there is no way getting around this fact. I join you in experiencing the pains of existence and working with and transforming these pains into a life full of vitality and meaning. I am also EMDR-trained.
At the core of our work together will be establishing a relationship built on compassion, mutual respect and openness. The stress and demands of life can often reduce our ability to acknowledge, live through and express ourselves authentically. I believe that building a strong and stable relationship allows us to rediscover our own minds and authenticity.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

OH LPCC E.2202818

OR LPC C7149

WA LMHC LH 61367343


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ryan Witkowski. 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.

The first therapist to actually take their time to respond to everything I send with meaningful, personal responses.

Written on Jan 30, 2023 after therapy with Ryan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Ryan is really easy to talk to. I always feel better after our sessions.

Written on Jan 12, 2023 after therapy with Ryan for 6 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Extremely professional and helpful. I always look forward to our sessions.

Written on Sep 27, 2022 after therapy with Ryan for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I think I wrote a review already but I wanted to write another one just to emphasize how good Ryan is at what he does! He's patient, listens well, and really makes you think about everything. He helps you get to the root of your issues and work on yourself, which really what more can you ask for in a therapist. I highly recommend Ryan as a therapist to anyone!

Written on Sep 27, 2022 after therapy with Ryan for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Ryan is the first person to make me feel as heard as i have been. His approach towards therapy is perfect for someone like me, a person who ambles on and on, countless topics running through my head. I cannot recommend him enough.

Written on Jul 30, 2022 after therapy with Ryan for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues

1st week and I really had a great experience with Ryan. He is already helping me think outside my current patterns and to realize that the mistakes I am making in life now are really the solutions to previous issues in my life. If you are unsure you should really work with him!

Written on Jul 12, 2022 after therapy with Ryan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd