Owner + Clinician
Carlon Ryan, MA, LMFTA
Depression, anxiety, personal & spiritual growth, Queer LGBTQIA+ community, non-monogomous relationships, trauma, and infidelity
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Get to Know Carlon
Meet Carlon Ryan, LMFTA, an empathetic and dedicated therapist who is passionate about guiding individuals and young adults on their journeys of self-discovery and personal growth. Carlon has a special interest in helping clients navigate through depression, anxiety, and religious trauma. She is particularly drawn to individuals who are eager to step away from preconceived narratives and want to discover their authentic selves. She enjoys incorporating aspects of pagan and nature-based spirituality, astrology, and oracle/tarot cards into the healing journey.
Carlon embraces a client-centered and holistic approach to therapy. She works collaboratively with her clients to explore their stories, emotions, and unconscious patterns, aiming to bring healing, empowerment, and promote change. She believes that real change begins when individuals become aware of their own power to rewrite their stories, not conforming to the messages they've been taught through family patterns, culture, society, and organized religion. Carlon empowers her clients to focus on their strengths and find supportive individuals in their lives, fostering their authentic selves and the new narratives they're creating.
She deeply considers her clients' cultural influences, such as gender, age, race, sexual orientation, spirituality, family, and tribe and community traditions, as significant forces that shape personal narratives. As a queer, pagan, cisgender woman, Carlon brings her unique perspective to her practice, enhancing her understanding of diverse life experiences.
Carlon holds a BS in Psychology from Western Washington University and an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Lutheran University. She is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and is currently pursuing training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), further demonstrating her commitment to professional growth and her dedication to providing the best care for her clients. Guided by Carl Jung's words, "The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are," Carlon encourages her clients to seek their true selves.
Outside of her professional life, Carlon maintains a work-life balance by reading fantasy novels, listening to music, camping, mountain biking, and connecting with nature and her spiritual practices. She also plays the piano and has a special affection for Halloween (Samhain), showcasing her vibrant personality and diverse interests.
Carlon's holistic, empathetic, and empowering approach to therapy, along with her commitment to personal and professional growth, makes her an invaluable asset to our team.