Matthew F. Ryan
Matthew operates from a person-centered approach, which emphasizes being genuine, providing unconditional positive regard, and empathic understanding. He strives to foster an authentic connection to enhance this emotional and powerful relationship.
Therapy is not surgery; you don't go to sleep and wake up with all of your problems solved. The sweat and strain and heavy lifting are mostly yours. But with this, however, one can feel more satisfied with therapy when actively involved in the sessions. It is the therapist's role to work with your motivation & continue to foster this growth towards positive change.
His specialties are within systemic-based therapy models, solution-focused therapy, family and relationship counseling, adolescent and young adult issues, assessment and treatment of co-occurring disorders, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and positive psychology. An area that he had also been incorporating more into his practice is guided imagery, which research has shown to give a person a greater sense of control, increased self confidence, assistance with fear, panic, anxiety, helplessness, trauma, loss, and grief, and a decrease in depression, stress, and pain.