Christen Bucknall Ryan

Counselor, M.A., LPCA, NCC

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Christen Bucknall Ryan, M.A., LPCA, NCC, Counselor in Norwalk
(203) 989-3555

Christen Bucknall Ryan

Counselor, M.A., LPCA, NCC


Location

Norwalk, Connecticut 06851
(203) 989-3555

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I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate and received my Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. In short, I am trained to provide mental health counseling to individuals, groups, couples and families. As a member of the American Counseling Association and the National Alliance for Mental Illness, I am driven to help people with a diverse range of needs. Using a person-centered orientation to counseling, I have been described as warm, empathic and relatable. My primary commitment is to create a therapeutic relationship built on trust, authenticity and acceptance. Through this foundation I believe healing is possible.

Prior to private practice I spent time working at University of Bridgeport's Counseling Center as well at Laurel House's "Thinking Well" program as a Cognitive Remediation specialist. I have experience working with college students, both undergraduates and graduates alike, as well as adult youth.

I can incorporate the power of healing through dogs for those that might be interested. I have two dogs: one golden retriever and one cavachon, both of whom have their own magical and unique therapeutic efficacy. Under the right circumstances, I believe pet therapy can help enhance the therapeutic process.

Qualifications

  • School: Fairfield University, Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Year Graduated: 2017
  • License and State: 4140 Connecticut
  • Supervisor: Virginia S Gray
  • Supervisor License: 008869 Connecticut

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $120 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: American Counseling Association / Member in Good Standing
  • Member Since: 2014
  • Certificate: NBCC / 819524
  • Certificate Date: 2018

Location

Norwalk, Connecticut 06851
(203) 989-3555

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life Coaching
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Existential
  • Family Systems
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Peer support provider for IAPMD
  • Person-Centered
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

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Last Modified: 9 Dec 2019
Christen Bucknall Ryan, M.A., LPCA, NCC, Counselor in Norwalk

Christen Bucknall Ryan

Counselor, M.A., LPCA, NCC