Ryan believes in creating a collaborative therapy experience that assists his clients on their journey of self-discovery. As the cornerstone of his approach, he believes that unconditional support through the therapeutic relationship provides a strong foundation for this journey. This support is often missing from our lives and when we start to experience things like depression or anxiety that journey becomes even harder to travel alone. If you are feeling stuck or dissatisfied with your life starting therapy can be the first step to creating change.
The quality of our lives is governed by the health of your relationships and Ryan’s aim is to improve these interactions and understand the motivations behind your behaviors. Therapeutic work can lead to a more balanced and positive relationship with yourself and others.
Ryan’s work with the LGBTQIA community is very personal and important to them. As a self-identified queer person Ryan can understand the challenges of what it is like to grow up knowing you are different. Having that internalized negative belief from such young age affects how we see ourselves and how we interact with the world. In order to survive, we form defenses or coping mechanisms to help us get through it. Unfortunately, sometimes those tools that were once so users can end up hurting us when they are no longer needed. Therapy can help us understand how our early experiences of feeling or being different can be influencing us now. Through this exploration and understanding, we can learn new ways to cope and change old patterns of behavior into ones that better serve us today.
“I strive to make every client feel safe in order to explore areas that may be holding you back.”