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Sea Mar CHC - Vancouver Behavioral Health Center Provider
Lehotay, Ryan - Mental Health Therapist
Education :
Masters Degree, Clinical Mental Health
Institution :
Adams State College, Alamosa, Colorado
Area of Specialty :
Motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy
Languages :

Ryan Lehotay began work as a mental health therapist at Sea Mars Vancouver Behavioral Health Center in January 2012. Ryan completed his undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Colorado and earned a Masters degree in clinical mental health from Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado. He has seven years of experience working with trauma, addictions, depression, anxiety, destructive anger, and emotion regulation.

Ryans foundational approach is from a Gestalt therapy perspective with experience using a variety of other therapeutic approaches and tools, including motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy.

In therapy, Ryan believes in providing a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space to empower clients to make desired changes toward realizing their most authentic self. He believes that awareness allows clients to understand their needs and the ability to make conscious contact with the environment to meet their needs. From awareness, clients can develop a deeper sense of confidence, security, and acceptance along with the freedom to choose purpose and what is meaningful in their lives.

Ryan believes that all change happens in the present. Clients can expect sessions to be experiential, creative, and engaging. He identifies his role as therapist is to highlight and collaborate with clients to rediscover their strength and resiliency.