- Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Phoenix
- Trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Twice certified in the Teaching Family Model
Ryan has spent over seven years working in behavioral health. He began his work in residential treatment working with at-risk youth and eventually moved onto work as an intensive in-home specialist with adolescents and their families. He spent three years as a supervisor of in-home workers while obtaining his graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He has completed a clinical internship in a comprehensive DBT clinic and has surrounded himself with experienced clinicians with a multitude of experiences throughout his studies.
Ryan spent four years in the Marine Corps infantry and through his experience gained a love for people and culture. After the military he completed an undergraduate degree in psychology. Having relocated from California to Utah, Ryan enjoys the natural beauty that this state has to offer. He has a love for nature and enjoys traveling, camping, rock climbing, and landscape photography. He spends much of his time outside work traveling to amazing locations with friends and appreciating his love of the outdoors.
Hope, Health & Healing
Much like their basic needs for food, water, and safety, Ryan believes that humans, at their core, have a need for deeply meaningful and supportive relationships. Ryan believes that during our lives, whether by biological or environmental circumstance, we do not always gain the skills and abilities to thrive in the social context. Instead, we sometimes develop ineffective behaviors to cope and manage the stressors of everyday life and to navigate relationships by the only means we understand. Ryan believes that all people are doing the best they can with the circumstances they’re in, and that change is best facilitated with acceptance of the current self. Ryan hopes that by developing and nurturing meaningful and supportive relationships clients can begin to feel safe to explore new effective behaviors that will lead to a life worth living.
Working in Mental Health since: 2012
Working at Bridge House since: 2017