Ryan Thom is currently a registered Associate Marriage Family Therapist (Reg. # 101526) 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 Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).