Ryan Worley

(MA, LPC, NCC)

About Me

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


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #7976-125 (Expires: 2021-02-28)


Reviews

Written by M.I. on Jan 15, 2021 after counseling with Ryan for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

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.

Written by R.A. on Jan 11, 2021 after counseling with Ryan for 2 months

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

Written by Y.A. on Jan 11, 2021 after counseling with Ryan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

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.

Written by J.E. on Jan 11, 2021 after counseling with Ryan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties

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.

Written by J.A. on Dec 31, 2020 after counseling with Ryan for 3 weeks

Ryan has been really great! My teen felt very comfortable opening up to him and told me he liked working with Ryan.

Written by P.H. on Dec 30, 2020 after counseling with Ryan for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

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.

Written by H.A. on Nov 18, 2020 after counseling with Ryan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and adhd

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.

Written by M.A. on Nov 12, 2020 after counseling with Ryan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

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.