Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT No. 101462


Client Focus: Couples; Adults; Women

Areas of Specialization:  Motherhood and Parenting; Couples Therapy; Postpartum

I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and have been working with individuals towards interpersonal healing for the past 5 years. I earned a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Vanguard University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Vanguard University. I believe deeply that every individual has the potential to experience themselves as a whole, integrated person, inherently worthy of love.  I work passionately, with an integrative approach, to help my clients heal from interpersonal experiences that keep them from believing in their own self worth and unique inherent value. I believe at the core of our human existence is an unrelenting desire and drive toward connection. I have witnessed as the therapeutic process has slowly, but surely, help build the foundation that eventually enabled them to lead empowered, meaningful lives. I work with individual clients dealing with issues related to trauma, shame, anxiety, a sense of purposeless, and those struggling with identity loss. I enjoy working with couples to help them find meaning in what may seem like a hopeless situation and help them find a way to find the connection and intimacy they desire.  I specialize working with those in the throes of motherhood struggling to find connection with their children and or spouse, a sense of guilt, the feeling that they have lost their purpose and many other feelings that inevitably come with motherhood. I would be honored to join you in your journey toward wholeness and connection!

Phone: (949) 613-4886

Email: ryan@gesellpsychotherapy.com