As a marriage and family therapist, I work with families and view change through a systematic lens. I also love working with teens and young adults individually to build confidence by setting goals and achieving them. I really care! I am told that I have a calming effect and have a ‘trust factor.’ I see myself as an emotional coach to gain emotional muscles to improve relationships and live more intentionally. In my free time, I enjoy weightlifting, biking, skiing, trying to do triathlons and doing new things i.e. this year was raising chickens.
Adolescents – Adults – Couples – Self Esteem – Grief
Approaches to Therapy:
Attachment-based therapy, Experiential, Family Systems, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and Gottman Method.
Education and Training:
Ryan earned both a Masters of Arts and a Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University Provo in 2010 and 2012 consecutively. His Bachelor of Art degree is in the Korean Language and a Minor in Military Science and his Master of Arts degree is in Religious Education to fulfill military chaplain requirements. In 2012 he served on active duty at Fort Lee, Virginia as an Army officer (primarily as an XO in AIT unit). After his honorable discharge Ryan became a certified WSHO (World Spiritual Health Organization) chaplain graduate with CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) with 1,600 clinical hours. During that time, he furthered his passion for learning the healing art while receiving his second Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University in 2018. As an Army veteran and military chaplain his training gives him sensitivity into spiritual and social issues with trauma, separations, and family readjustment, religious and ideological crises.