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Ryan Forsell is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Sierra Madre, CA. Ryan’s clinical expertise is in working with couples and individual clients on relationship-related issues, as well as working with men seeking exploration of deeper existential questions of life-purpose and meaning making in vocation, relationships, and life. Ryan also offers experiential Adventure Therapy, coaching services, and creative development guidance to clients seeking more unique forms of support from a licensed therapist.
Ryan’s work with clients is informed by his understanding of the importance of relationships. In his work with couples, Ryan draws on the Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, an attachment-based therapy modality that fosters vulnerability and emotional connection between partners. As an avid adventurer and lover of outdoor sports, including rock climbing, skiing, backpacking, and surfing, Ryan also understands the importance of a healthy mind-body connection in overall wellbeing. To this end, he utilizes mindfulness practices in his work with clients who are interested in fostering a better connection between their mind and body.
Ryan received his Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Theology from Azusa Pacific University and then went on to work as a functional behavioral specialist in Phoenix, AZ, where he worked with youth and their families battling through significant traumas. Ryan later returned to school to obtain his Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary. Since graduating in 2017, Ryan has worked in multiple therapy settings and is now the owner of Praxis: A Psychotherapy Practice.
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms
Men's issues - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health
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Years of Experience: 7 years
Praxis: A Psychotherapy Practice, Owner/Operator, Supervisor, Clinician, 2022 - Present
Ryan Forsell Therapy, Clinician, 2018 - 2022
Sycamores, Clinician, 2017 - 2019
Fuller Theological Seminary, MS MFT, 2017
Azusa Pacific University, BA Philosophy & Theology, 2013