Jennifer Slingerland Ryan
Jennifer Slingerland Ryan, M.Ed., LPC-S
Hello, thanks for coming! I’m Jennifer Slingerland Ryan, and I know a thing or two about kids and families. First, I know they are joyous, exhilarating, loving and so darn fun. Second, I know they suck your life dry and make you weep like a baby. By day I’m a counselor and business owner; by night I’m a mom and wife. I love therapizing couples, educating parents, reading dystopian fiction and sleeping in my free time (read: I never sleep).
I’ve has spent over 15 years in private practice working with individuals, couples, and parents who are faced with kid-drama, mamma-drama, and family-drama, and although some stories make a grown woman cry, I love it.
We spend most of our time in relationships – with friends, children, life partners, and coworkers – and you may not realize it, but many issues arise out of those pesky, er, lovely people we call family. You have symptoms of depression, anxiety, ADD, anger and fear you say? Yep, those come from relationships, too. I will show you how. Marriage is my thing (but it wasn’t always – my husband taught me a lot about myself how to even be in a marriage. I’m happy to share that story if you want).
I’m an attachment-based and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist (CBT) and I love, love Attachment Theory. (That may not make sense now, but it will when you schedule an appointment with me.) Relationships create a blueprint for all other relationships throughout life, and our job is to change those people in our life…no wait that’s not right…our job is to change ourselves, early processing and belief systems that keep you feeling stuck.