Ryan Brown, MA, LPC

Director & Therapist

Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy

I use an Existential-Humanistic approach to therapy, which involves exploring and discovering one’s unique, authentic self. In this work, we will explore themes such as choice, responsibility, meaning, purpose, and authenticity.

LGBTQ-Affirmative

I have extensive training and experience working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer-identified clients. As an openly gay therapist, I understand that issues related to gender and sexuality may or may not be what brings you to therapy. Either way, I welcome you to bring all aspects of yourself into our sessions.

Polyamory/ Consensual Non-Monogamy

I have specialized training and experience working with people in polyamorous relationships and those participating in consensual non-monogamy. I also have personal experience in both monogamous and polyamorous relationships.
Approach

It is my belief that within each of us lies the potential for personal growth and positive change. I use an Existential-Humanistic approach to therapy, which involves exploring and discovering one’s unique and authentic self. In this work, we will explore themes such as choice, responsibility, meaning, purpose, and authenticity so that you may discover a more intentional way of being. I work with clients on a diverse range of issues, such as depression, anxiety, lack of fulfillment, life transitions, relationship issues, personal growth, LGBTQ issues, and polyamory & consensual non-monogamy.

I also believe that we experience distress when we struggle to reconcile the way things are with the way we want things to be. When this is the case, it can feel like we’ve lost control of our lives, that the world is happening to us, or we’ve lost a sense of who we are. I help clients become empowered to reclaim their lives so that they may live intentionally, authentically, and with integrity, as active players in the creation of their own life experience.

Areas of Experience

I work with individuals and couples to explore issues such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Lack of fulfillment
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Personal Growth
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Polyamory

I hold a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Goddard College, with a concentration in Sexual Orientation and specialized training in working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer clients.

My education and training have prepared me to work with people struggling with a diverse range of issues. I am particularly interested in exploring issues that relate to depression, anxiety, lack of fulfillment, life transitions, relationship issues, personal growth, LGBTQ issues, and polyamory & consensual non-monogamy.

I began my clinical work in 2015 at William Temple House, counseling low income individuals and couples in Portland, Oregon and launched my private practice in 2017. I currently serve on the Board of Directors of Existential-Humanistic NorthWest (EHNW), a professional organization that promotes the existential-humanistic perspective and philosophy.

I charge the following fees for my services: 

  • 30-Minute Initial Consultation: Free of charge 
  • 50-Minute Session: $100 

I currently accept cash and debit/credit card. Payment is due at the end of each session. In the event you need to cancel your appointment, a 24-hour notice is required to avoid being charged for the session. 

I do not accept insurance, however you may be eligible for a full or partial reimbursement of fees paid to me as an out-of-network provider, depending on your specific insurance benefits. If you are interested in exploring this option, I encourage you to bring it up during our initial consultation or at any point and time in our work together. 

The most powerful tool in therapy is the relationship built by our therapists and their clients. That’s why we offer a free 30-minute consultation to determine if we’d be a good fit.

 

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