Do you feel overwhelmed by self-criticism, negative thoughts, or depressed feelings?
Do you worry or feel anxious about what other people might think about you?
Do you want to feel better about yourself and more confident in who you are?
Hi. I’m Ryan.
The idea of therapy may seem a little strange at first, right? The thought of opening up and talking about yourself can even be kind of scary. Its OK if you are feeling a little unsure or nervous. This is a confidential and safe place to talk about whatever it is you want to talk about and there is absolutely nothing you could ever say that would cause me to judge you. You can just be yourself here. Most people start by talking a little about what brought them here, current situations in their lives, or their past, but there is no right or wrong thing to talk about. People see me about many types of concerns so there is no topic too big or too small for us to explore. You will find that I am really patient, a good listener, and I want you to feel heard.
My approach incorporates aspects of person-centered, cognitive, and psychodynamic therapies. I believe that we often develop patterns in our lives that are self-defeating and even harmful and that therapy should be a process of expanding our self-awareness, learning to see ourselves and our world differently, and changing how we relate to our thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and beliefs. With increased awareness, we have the power to change patterns that no longer serve us, and to create a richer experience of ourselves and our lives in the present.
Training and Education
I have a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado and a BA in Psychology from Metropolitan State University of Denver. I have also done post-graduate training at the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in Colorado.
Take the next step
If you are thinking about working with me why don’t we talk and get to know one another? You can schedule a no-cost consultation below. I’m looking forward to meeting you.
*After booking a consultation, you will receive an email with additonal information.