Ryan Gleason is a Licensed Professional Counselor based in Wexford PA. He works with people of all ages school age to adults. Ryan works with a variety of different issues. Most commonly clients come to therapy for issues of or related to anxiety and depression.
Ryan's approach typically utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence-based approach that focuses on helping clients understand how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected, so that they can begin to make changes in their lives. He also uses a Solution Focused method.
Ryan enjoys helping the client to gain awareness of their situation which allows them to be in a position to make positive changes in their life. This process is different for everyone, but involves processing relationships, thoughts, values, and major events of ones life in a safe environment.
Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others
Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues.
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 6 years
Ryan Gleason LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor, 2021 - Present
Inspiring Change LLC, Counselor, 2017 - 2021
Glade Run Lutheran Services, Outpatient Counselor, 2018 - 2021
Crisis Center North, Child/Adolescent Counselor, 2016 - 2018
Geneva College, MA in Counseling, 2015
Allegheny College, BS in Psychology, 2013