Hi!  I am Santa Rosa California based psychologist, therapist, counselor, and psychotherapist, Dr. Eric Ryan.  I have been helping people overcome difficult life obstacles for over 20 years!  In my Santa Rosa California psychotherapy and psychology practice, I bring a wealth of experience to help us work out the important problems that are causing you distress, stress, suffering, or worry.  I am an expert in psychotherapy, therapy, counseling, and psychology with specific experience and specializations to help resolve a wide range of problems below.  Please see my bio and also look at my Integrative Approach to therapy, marriage and couples counseling, and psychotherapy.  I look forward to meeting you and helping you find a better life!  Areas of Specialization and Expertize:

  • Depression and Anxiety: Depression, “feeling blue,” Mood swings, Panic, Phobias, Worry, Social Anxiety, Obsessions and Compulsions, Trauma or Post Traumatic Stress, Agoraphobia, Trichotillomania, and others.
  • Marital, Relationship, and Parenting Concerns: Rocky marriage, Marital Distress/Dissatisfaction, Communication problems, Surviving an affair, Intimacy issues, Pre-marital counseling, Sexual troubles, Sexual dysfunction, Concerns about adult children, Parenting issues, Problems with children, Worry about other family members, Other relationship issues.
  • Family of Origin Issues: Unresolved issues from childhood, Childhood and adult traumas, Adult children of alcoholics, Overcoming abusive parents, other “Unfinished Business” or concerns from the past.
  • Blocks to Growth, Career, and Fulfillment: Mid life crises, Lack of meaning or fulfillment, Job problems, Rethinking careers, Writing or other creative blocks, Individuation, Blocked potentials, Existential concerns, Creative blocks, Spiritual crises or decisions, other Spiritual matters.
  • Recovery Issues: Recovery from alcohol and drugs, Codependency, Deepening 12 step work, Adult children of alcoholics, Sexual addiction and Compulsions, Gambling, Compulsive and Binge Eating, Other Compulsions.
  • Losses: Death of a spouse, partner, parent, children, loss of pet, infant and pregnancy related losses, other losses.
  • Problems Related to Sexual Orientation (LGBT):  Difficulties coming out, Problems in gay relationships, Struggles with sexuality and gender identity, Conflicts with prejudice or bias due to orientation, etc.
  • Men’s Issues: Issues related to masculinity, Wounds with your father or mother that affect your sense of being a man, Difficulties with fathering, Problems in relationships, Confusion over what it means to be a man, etc.
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