Ryan is a fully licensed clinical social worker in the state of Michigan. Practicing since 2012, his experience includes direct service, research, best practices, and advocacy on the local and federal levels. He attended Marymount Manhattan College for his undergraduate, focusing on psychology before attending the Grand Valley State University for his master’s degrees in social work and public administration.
Ryan is client-centered in his approach to therapy, providing a warm, non-judgmental and affirming environment where clients can feel safe to explore and work through feelings, thoughts and beliefs which may be preventing them from reaching their full potential.
Providing culturally sensitive services, Ryan has worked with many underserved and at-risk populations, including LGBTQIA, Native Americans, Latinx, and African Americans. He has worked in the field in home-based, school-based and outpatient settings, treating individuals and families across the entire lifespan, ranging from childhood to people in their 90s. He has utilized different modalities to meet his client’s needs, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) and traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Based, and Motivational Interviewing