Ryan Witkowski, MA, LPC
Culturally sensitive and informed mental health counselor who realizes that relationship building is the catalyst that helps to move people forward in therapy. I am a trauma informed, transpersonal therapist who uses aspects of positive psychology to help address the wide range of human experiences from the practical life stressors to deeper emotional work.
I have nearly a decade of experience working in mental health and health and wellness. I have provided counseling in diverse settings ranging from telehealth, wellness programs and inpatient substance abuse programs to community mental health where my clients have ranged from high
level executives to those with severe and persistent mental illness. My areas of interest include C-PSTD/trauma, anger management, men’s issues, helping new fathers learn to adjust to parenthood and balance health and wellness, and substance/behavioral addictions, attachment issues and childhood abuse & neglect. These areas of expertise are all areas that have in some way affected me personally and I believe that that we all have the inner resources to evolve and grow through what may at times seem like insurmountable circumstances and emotions.
At the core of our work together will be establishing a relationship built on compassion, mutual respect and openness. The stress and demands of life can often reduce our ability to acknowledge, live through and express ourselves authentically. I believe that building a strong and stable relationship allows us to begin our healing and growth work from a place of trust. This is foundation that I will work to create for you. I use an integrative approach, combining several techniques with an emphasis on mindfulness based methods, motivational interviewing, attachment theory and DBT.