Ryan completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin- Madison and received her Bachelor of Science in psychology and a minor in dance movement therapy. She is now a first-year student at Northwestern University, working towards her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Before her practicum at Progressive Psychological Healthcare, Ryan developed field experience working in elementary schools assisting with creative arts therapy groups, including children and families—the therapy groups aimed at developing empathy, emotion regulation, self-awareness, and inhibiting
impulsivity. Ryan has experience working with children that have dealt with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and trauma.
She is passionate about ending the mental health stigma and creating
awareness of mental health issues at a primary or secondary stage. She is also
passionate about providing the necessary tools and resources for people to deal
with challenges while simultaneously supporting them to achieve their desired
outcomes and improve their quality of life.
Ryan’s theoretical lens is rooted in psychodynamic theory while incorporating
other perspectives to create an integrative orientation. Ryan works through a
curious lens to provide a safe space for clients to express their lived experiences
and develop a strong therapeutic alliance to collaborate and inform treatment
goals and outcomes.