Ryan Robert Colby

Ryan Robert Colby

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC National Certified Counselor, NCC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Colorado Accepting Online
Denver Accepting In-person
Updated September 18, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Identity development
  • Peak performance
  • Sports psychology

Professional statement

Ryan Colby is a mental health counselor in Denver, Colorado. He specializes in athlete mental health and works with performers, musicians, artists, and athletes alike. He also specializes in anxiety, stress management, mental skills training, depression and burnout/fatigue, mindfulness, transition in sport and life, fear and self doubt, identity development, and injury recovery. He also works with non-athlete/performer clients as well who face similar stressors and mental health challenges.

Ryan’s counseling practice, Ryan Colby Sports Counseling, is focused on offering support, providing resources, and overcoming difficult challenges for athletes at all levels. In his counseling work Ryan utilizes CBT, DBT, and REBT toolsets to tangibly work towards improved mental health outcomes while using narrative therapy-based perspectives to help clients navigate their unique story.

Ryan was a collegiate athlete himself and has a passion for helping athletes experience growth towards improving their mental health. He is also a member of the American Counseling Association and the Association for Applied Sports Psychology, where he is currently working towards certification as a mental performance consultant as well. Through these credentials Ryan is working towards bridging the gap between mental health counseling and mental performance work.

Message to clients

As a sports counselor and former athlete, I love working with athletes and performers through challenges related to sport and the hardships of life. You might be facing the unique trials of a current or former Olympian or professional athlete, balancing life as a collegiate or high school student athlete, or navigating the difficulties of youth sport. And whether you are facing a mental health concern, could use some extra support, or seek meaningful growth, I want to be a part of helping you strive towards pursuing mental/emotional health and well-being, achieving your goals, processing your story, and overcoming tough circumstances both on and off the field. Adversity in sport can impact every area of daily functioning just as challenges in life can seriously impact the ability to perform well in sport, often times they're deeply interconnected. I would be honored to walk with you through those challenges.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder).

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life.

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others.

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience

Peak performance - Addressing mental barriers to realizing full potential; overcoming performance anxiety and self-doubt to reach personal and professional; optimizing personal and team performances.

Sports psychology - Navigating mental roadblocks to physical goals; optimizing personal and team performances


  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Ryan Colby is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $155 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $155
  • Group sessions: $40 (60min)
  • Walk & talk (outdoor) sessions: $155 (50min)
  • Initial Consultation: $0 (30min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (Colorado)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am - 6pm
  • Tue 10am - 6pm
  • Wed 10am - 5pm
  • Thu 10am - 5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Denver practice
2401 South Downing Street, Denver, Colorado 80210
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am - 6pm
  • Tue 10am - 6pm
  • Wed 10am - 5pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Ryan Colby Counseling, Mental Health Counselor, 2020 - Present
Athlete Mental Health Co, Mental Health Counselor, Lead Athlete Mental Health Specialist, 2020 - Present
Rocky Mountain Sports Counseling Center, Sports Counselor, 2020 - 2022
Benediction Counseling, Therapist, 2019 - 2020
Denver Counseling Clinic, Counselor, Admin, 2018 - 2019
The Nectar Group, Cognitive Skills Coach, 2017 - 2018
Mind of the Athlete, Executive Assistant, Apprentice, 2015 - 2016

Denver Seminary, MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2020
Grove City College, BA Psychology, Exercise Science, 2015


Colorado: 0019604