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Clinical Mental Health Counselor, INTERN

Ryan has always loved working with adolescents and young adults in crisis. He has spent over 10 years working with this population who have struggled with academic backlash, severe anxiety, suicidality, social isolation, trauma, and addiction, among other things that make independent living and function unbearable. He loves helping those in these situations begin to gain confidence and control as their functionality and relationships begin to improve.

Ryan’s therapeutic strengths lie in DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and REBT (Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy). He has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Utah Valley University, where he also published research regarding behavior change, function, and health in college life. He also has a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Antioch University with an emphasis on Trauma, Grief, and Loss and an accompanying certificate in Addiction Counseling. While at Antioch, he also published research regarding the burnout of mental health professionals, healthcare professionals, and college students. 

Ryan has a love for pioneering knowledge and being at the forefront of innovation in the mental health field. He is currently consulting on and managing other projects that aim to improve the quality of cultural competence among mental health professionals, and is involved in projects to help students maintain therapeutic gains when transitioning to college life from any level of mental health treatment. In addition to research, Ryan considers himself a lifelong learner. Whether it is research or taking local classes in the community, there is excitement in gaining knowledge, especially that which can be applied for the benefit of others in turn. Some of the things he has learned recently range from magic tricks to investing to how to create a board game.

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