Ryan works primarily at Northbound’s OneEighty Detox Center, where our clients take their first step toward developing a lifestyle of recovery. Assisting clients during such a significant part of their journey here has proven ideal for Ryan, who stated upon coming to Northbound that she finds specific meaning in supporting those in recovery during some of their most vulnerable moments.
She holds a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University, and she has dual registration as a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern and Professional Clinical Counselor Intern. Prior to coming to Northbound, Ryan provided outpatient therapy to HIV+ and LGBT clients struggling with addiction and mental illness. She strongly believes in the resiliency of clients, and has listed one of her professional aims as helping them gain insight into the effects of past experiences on their present distress.