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.
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
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Years of Experience: 1 year
Ryan Colby Sports Counseling, Mental Health Counselor, Athlete Mental Health Specialist, 2020 - Present
Rocky Mountain Sports Counseling Center, Sports Counselor, 2020 - Present
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