Ryan Thom is currently a registered Associate Marriage Family Therapist completing his hours towards California state licensure. He is currently supervised by Suzanne Mell, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He completed his undergraduate work in Southern California from Cal-State University Northridge, and his graduate studies in counseling at Pacifica Graduate Institute, in Carpinteria, California.
Ryan’s experience in mental health has included: working with individuals on the autistic spectrum, providing counseling to those affected by a cancer diagnosis, academic and emotional counseling with students of Title One Schools in East Los Angeles, and lending a sympathetic ear to those in need for Cal-State University Northridge’s voluntary crisis line. He also has experience in working on a psychiatric evaluation team in some of Sacramento’s emergency rooms to assess those who are experiencing a crisis. Ryan believes in the therapeutic process and feels it has done so much good in his own personal life; this ultimately inspired his decision to pursue a path to help others in the same capacity. He enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults.
Ryan has a theoretical background in a Depth Psychology framework influenced by the likes of Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, and Joseph Campbell. He has a working knowledge of Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral, and Humanistic Psychological theories as well. In addition, he is currently pursuing certification in Dialogical Behavioral Therapy.