RYAN'S PRACTICE PHILOSOPHY
Most of our body's systems work well in optimal conditions and can recover from illness when provided with the proper supportive ingredients. The brain is no exception and it possesses the natural ability to heal itself. Sometimes due to extreme or repetitive psychological injury, the healing process is impaired and requires intervention. Therapy, medication, and other healing modalities can provide the supportive conditions required to re-establish healing.
I am a discerning prescriber of psychotropic medication for clients who would benefit from its legitimate role in their healing process. Additionally, I offer
high-quality, client-centered, and strength-based psychotherapy that is focused on healing and recovery.
I practice from a holistic perspective and will evaluate pertinent lifestyle factors such as nutrition, activity level, stressors, sleep quality, relationships, and spiritual resources in order to identify your needs and help you restore your mental and physical health.
2015 - 2018 PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER / EMDR THERAPIST
Neighborhood Health, Alexandria, Virginia
2014 – 2015 TELEHEALTH PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER
Tele-Health Services, Northern Regional Medical Command, Crystal City, Virginia
2015 – 2016 PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER
Natural Horizons Wellness Center, Fairfax, Virginia
2013 – 2014 PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, Virginia
2014 ADJUNCT FACULTY
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing, Richmond, Virginia
EDUCATION & TRAINING
2010 - Board-Certified Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, ANCC, Virginia
2007 - 2009 Masters of Science in Nursing, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
2000 - 2004 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, Tennessee
2011 - EMDR Trained Part I & Part II
2015 Service and Dedication Award, Neighborhood Health
2011 Excellence in New Knowledge and Innovation, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
2011 True Collaboration
"I like the way Ryan listens and interacts with me. She asked questions. She didn't jump to conclusions right away. She's an all-around down to earth person."
"The attention to detail from Ryan is great. She is a quality provider."
"I enjoyed seeing Ryan. She understood what I was going through and made me feel great."
Basically, Ryan saved my life. She was amazing. She's the best behavioral health person I've come across my whole life. Every time I have a problem with medicine, we talk about it and find a better way. She recommended an herbal supplement, which has been working. I think she's a fantastic nurse practitioner. I went to her because I was struggling with postpartum depression. She helped me completely turn it around. I've never felt unsafe.
She's very attentive and cares and understands even though she hasn't been in my situation. She does her job very well; she has passion; it's not just a pay-check for her."
"Thank you for all the care that you have given me over the past 3 years. You have made sure that I was always given the best care available. Your compassionate attention and professional care saved my life. There are not enough words for me to express my appreciation. Words could never express my gratitude for all you did for me. You are really amazing and a brilliant human being!"