I believe that the narratives that we live with greatly determine how we experience life and express ourselves. My passion is to meet clients in that space of their story and help them move towards their goals in an effective and caring way utilizing a client-centered approach and the latest in relevant clinical research.
I have an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from a CACREP university. I am an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), an NCC (National Certified Counselor), and am working on several different certifications in trauma. I have over 20 years of experience working with all age groups in various contexts, such as private practice, community mental health, college counseling centers, and other non-profit settings. In addition to that, I am also a Clinical Director that oversees three different sites and several interns.
I also have an extensive sports background. I was a four-sport athlete in high school, first-team all-state in basketball, and competed as an NCAA Division II scholarship student-athlete in basketball. I understand the toll that sports can have on an athlete's mental health because of the pressure to perform academically and athletically.
Areas of Focus (But not limited to):
- Anxiety, Depression, and Other Mood Disorders
- Behavioral Addictions
- Career Counseling
- Prepare/Enrich Certified
- Forgiveness and Reconciliation
- Identity and Self-Esteem
- Life Transitions and Adjustments
- Men's Issues
- Missionary Care
- Family Issues
- Pastoral Care
- Shame and Guilt
- Spiritual Concerns
- Sports Performance
- Therapist Care
- Trauma, Grief, and Loss
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, 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, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, 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, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
WI LPC 7976-125
Written on Sep 12, 2022 after therapy with Ryan for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd
I can happily recommend having Ryan Worley as a therapist. He helped me getting through a hard and confusing time and always listened to my problems and needs.
Written on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Ryan for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Ryan has been incredibly helpful in guiding me to release stress and relinquish control over things that I do not have control of in life. He has been compassionate and flexible and understanding when I had to switch appointment times due to my highly uncertain schedule. I wish to be paired with him again should I need counselling again!
Thank you Ryan, for everything!
Written on Mar 14, 2021 after therapy with Ryan for 4 months on issues concerning self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching
I was skeptical at first but Ryan helped reassure my fears and hesitancy to online counseling.
Written on Mar 03, 2021 after therapy with Ryan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Ryan is a great counselor and a genuine person. He listens well to what I say and adapts to my needs. He creates a safe space for me to share anything and everything without judgment.. And oh boy have I shared. He's an optimistic person which helps encourage me to keep working on myself. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.
Written on Feb 15, 2021 after therapy with Ryan for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
It's only been a couple of sessions, but his broad knowledge of anger management issues has already influenced me for the better.
Written on Jan 23, 2021 after therapy with Ryan for 2 weeks on issues concerning sleeping disorders, anger management, and adhd