Being a teenager can be challenging! You find yourself at the crossroads of childhood and adulthood, often desiring to be in both. Likewise, you have to deal with a variety of different issues as you seek to understand and define who you are as an individual. I believe that the narratives we live with and tell ourselves are significantly shaped and reinforced during this time. Those narratives will dramatically determine how we experience life and express ourselves in the present and the future. My passion is to meet clients in that space of their narrative 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 also have an extensive sports background. I was a four-sport athlete in high school 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.
I have worked with teenagers for over 20 years in many different contexts. I have an MA in clinical mental health counseling. I am an LPC in Wisconsin and an NCC and am working on several trauma certifications.
Areas of Focus (But not limited to):
- Anxiety, Depression, and Other Mood Disorders
- Behavioral Addictions
- Forgiveness and Reconciliation
- Identity and Self-Esteem
- Impulse Control Issues
- Life Transitions and Adjustments
- MK Care
- Family Issues
- Self-Harming Behaviors
- Shame and Guilt
- Spiritual Concerns
- Sports Performance
- Trauma, Grief, and Loss
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
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 , Posttraumatic 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 Read more...
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
LPC #7976-125 (Expires: 2021-02-28)
Ryan has been a truly wonderful guide in my journey. He helped me find the right tools that allowed me to improve my outlook on life, forgive myself & pass through a challenging phase in my personal life. A few months later, things are aligned again and I can definitely thank Ryan for being there for me. He is caring, professional, available & respectful. I totally recommend him.
Ryan is a very good listener who takes the time to understand, has clear communication and has great answers! Would highly recommend him as a counsellor
I just started counselling with Ryan he is very pleasant polite and respectful experienced have an amazing approach to helping you solve your problems I have done counselling before this is my best experience.
I'm pleased that I was matched with Ryan. He responded to my messages in a timely manner with empathy. He also provided helpful materials and guidance that was tailored to what I was going through. Even with the asynchronous communication of my texting and his voice messages, we were able to have a personal, effective conversation. He's both kind and helpful.
Ryan has been really great! My teen felt very comfortable opening up to him and told me he liked working with Ryan.
Ryan was great to work with. He was a good listener, which allowed him to equip me with the tools that I needed to get my mental health back on track.
I also never felt judged by Ryan in sharing my thoughts. I felt like I could have an open dialogue with him that could lead to some growth.
Overall, a great counselor to work with and I would recommend him to anybody in the future.
Ryan is super helpful. I had no idea to what to expect in starting counseling, but I was pleasantly surprised by his input and attention to my thoughts and feelings. He has been instrumental in discovering new ways to improve my quality of life.
Ryan is really understanding. I feel I could say anything to him. He is very open and is always trying to gentle help and guide me through tough things in my life. Just having him makes feel I have the support I need.