Bailey Ryan, MA, tLMHC works with kids and adolescents in the school environment, with a main focus on work with anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral issues, grief, and loss.
Understands the challenges
Bailey can relate to some of the feelings that the kids she sees are going through because she has had difficult experiences too. In high school she experienced the death of a close family member around the same time that she was told to stop playing soccer due to concussions. Both of these things were very difficult for her to handle, especially happening simultaneously. This led her to therapy where she was diagnosed with depression. She is also affected by anxiety.
Bailey uses these challenges to better relate to the kids she works with. Using her own experience as a reference, she shows them that there are healthy ways to cope.
The relationships she builds are very valuable to her. These relationships allow children to feel comfortable with her. As a result, Bailey can help them achieve their goals and make positive changes in their lives. By having fun and incorporating play-therapy into her sessions, she enables the kids to communicate better. It is rewarding to her to be someone that they turn to, open up with, and trust. She knows it is important to be a trusted adult in their lives because that is something they all need.
Aims to empower
Bailey is very passionate about helping others. Her passion drives her to work harder and put forth her best effort. Overall, she strives to empower the kids she works with. In turn, they can help themselves in the future.
She uses a strengths-based approach and works with each client based on their needs. For this reason, her therapy techniques include Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Family Systems, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Strengths Based Therapy, and Play Therapy.