Dr. Ryan McGillicuddy is a clinical psychotherapist and post-doctoral fellow at Center Focused Therapy, located in Chicago, Illinois. He works with adults and young adults who have been impacted by past or ongoing adverse experiences and difficult life transitions. He approaches therapy from a collaborative approach with clients, which is rooted in trust and acceptance. Dr. McGillicuddy practices from a relational and psychodynamic framework and strives to also incorporate a wide variety of therapeutic techniques and interventions to meet his client's specific needs in treatment.
Dr. McGillicuddy has experience working in university counseling and inpatient settings. Through these experiences, he has worked with a wide variety of mental health concerns such as complex trauma, grief and loss, relationship and family of origin concerns, depression, and anxiety. Dr. McGillicuddy also works with individuals who are looking to explore their sexual orientation or gender identity, and has a passion for helping clients impacted by eating and body image concerns, particularly with men along with sexual and gender minorities.
Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
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
Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.
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Years of Experience: 1 year
University of Michigan, CAPS, Intern , 2020 - 2021
DePaul University, UCS, Extern, 2019 - 2020
Aurora University, CAPS, Extern , 2018 - 2019
Chicago Children's Center for Behavioral Health, Extern, 2017 - 2018
Midwestern University , Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, 2021
St. John Fisher College , Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology, 2016