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You have felt pressure your whole life.
Maybe it was pressure from your family: pressure to succeed, a parent’s expectations to live up to, a family culture where you never felt good enough, or pressure to be someone you were not.
Or maybe you have put pressure on yourself: to make others happy (often sacrificing your own happiness), to never let others down, to always excel and achieve, or to not take up too much space in the world.
You’re exhausted and you wish you could just turn off the noise in your head: the self-criticism, the worry, or the feelings of uncertainty.
You want to feel free to live life on your terms and to just be who you are without shame, anxiety, or guilt.
Hello, I’m Ryan. It’s nice to meet you.
When most people decide to reach out to me, they are feeling burned-out, resentful, angry with themselves, depressed, or simply exhausted by thoughts or emotions that feel out of their control. So, if you feel this way right now, you are not alone.
What I do
I believe that, at times, we develop patterns in our lives that are unhealthy. As your therapist, my job is to help you gain greater understanding of these patterns. Whether these patterns are related to thinking, emotion, behavior, or long-held beliefs about yourself, you and I will work together to help you change.
What therapy with me is like
Therapy with me is engaging and challenging. You’ll gain greater insight into who you are, why you feel the way you feel and do the things you do and, most importantly, how to take concrete and actionable steps to make the changes in your life that you need to make. We’ll get to the heart of what is holding you back from living the best life you can possibly live.
During our work together, I will support and encourage you to be more present: to what you feel, to the thoughts you experience, and to yourself. I will challenge you to think in new ways, to face tough emotions, and to be more honest with yourself. When you leave therapy, you will likely feel more at peace, have a healthier perspective, have more self-acceptance and self-compassion, and have better tools to handle whatever life throws at you.
I will support, encourage, and challenge you to become the best version of yourself. Together, we’ll work to help you experience your emotions with courage and compassion, and to learn to experience yourself and your life in healthier ways.
Am I the right therapist for you? Let’s have a conversation. The initial 30-minute consultation doesn’t cost anything, and it gives us a chance to get to know one another before deciding if I am the right person to help you.
Click the button below, call me, or email me anytime. I am looking forward to hearing from you.
*After booking a consultation, you will receive an email with additonal information.
Please feel free to contact me via phone or email. I’m here to help.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are your fees?
Fee information is available upon request.
What happens during the free consultation?
During the free consultation, we will talk about what is happening in your life and what you would like to work on in therapy. The purpose of this video consultation is to determine if you and I are a good match to work together. The video consultation usually lasts about 30 minutes. When you book a consultation, you will receive an email from me with a link to my secure client portal where there are some forms to complete and sign before we get started.
Do you accept Medicaid?
No. I do not accept and cannot work with individuals who have Medicaid.
Do you accept insurance?
I do not work with insurance companies.
Do you have a cancellation policy?
I have a 48-hour notice requirement for all cancellations. Otherwise, the full fee is charged for the appointment.
Where can I find information about getting a good faith estimate?
Starting on January 1, 2022, federal laws regulating client care have been updated to include the “No Surprises” Act which requires health care providers to provide current and potential clients a “Good Faith Estimate” (GFE) of the cost of treatment. This is intended to provide you with transparency about your expected medical expenses and to protect you from surprises when you receive medical bills.
To ensure no “surprise billing”, my fees for counseling are transparent and listed on your new client paperwork, and always discussed and mutually agreed to before counseling services begin.
Because every client’s journey in therapy is different, it is challenging to estimate in advance the length of treatment. Some clients come to therapy for just a few sessions while others find it beneficial to attend therapy for months or years. Therefore, the Good Faith Estimate is just an estimate based on an assumed treatment period. You may choose to come to therapy more or less frequently or for a shorter or longer duration. You are always in charge of how often you attend sessions and you have the right to end treatment at any time.
During the initial video consultation, I will verbally provide you with a Good Faith Estimate (GFE). This estimate also will be available to you in writing and you can access it through the Simple Practice portal. If you are a current client, I will be providing you with a GFE as well.
Good Faith Estimate Notice
• You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
• You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
• Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
• If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
• Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
Ryan Ramsey is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado who helps people find greater self-compassion and self-acceptance, reduce anxiety and stress, and enjoy life more. As a therapist, he believes in slowing down, listening deeply, and empowering his clients with the tools to change how they experience life. He incorporates many schools of thought into his work and integrates techniques from Person-centered, Gestalt, and Cognitive therapies.
Ryan spent over 15 years in the corporate world in the finance, banking, technology, and international business fields before becoming a counselor, so he understands the challenges professionals face in work and in life. He has earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Metropolitan State University of Denver where he graduated with honors. He has also earned advanced post-graduate certification in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy from the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City.