Ryan LaPlant, AMFT

Ryan LaPlant, AMFT

Individuals, Teens, Families, Men

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Ryan LaPlant, AMFT

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #129170

This is your time. How would you like to use it? 

What’s brought you to therapy is unique to you, and our time together is tailored to your needs and dedicated to developing your inner resources for change. 

Perhaps life feels to have become meaningless and empty to you; like nothing matters and your potential is unfulfilled. Possibly you feel stuck – in your life, in your relationship, on something in the past, or in some pattern that leaves you feeling like you just can’t get out of your own way. Or the opposite might be true: that something in your world is shifting and you’re feeling overwhelmed, unprepared, or unstable. Maybe you’ve tried therapy before, but all the skills and strategies just didn’t go deep enough to create lasting change.

I can help treat depression, anxiety, addiction, and self-esteem issues; those working through grief, loss, and separation; men’s issues and topics around maleness; youth and adolescents discovering their independence and elders reviewing and making meaning of their lives; couples and partners attempting to improve the quality of their relationships; and artists, writers, musicians, and other creatives hoping to rediscover a sense of aliveness and play in their craft.

My approach is simple, direct, and from-the-heart. The space is yours to speak, think, and feel freely – about anything that is meaningful and important to you – and my job, above all else, is to listen to you deeply and without judgment.

With patience, acceptance, and humor, I seek to bring awareness to why we feel and behave in the often painful and self-defeating ways we all do. Together, we can think through and develop clarity about inner motives that perhaps evade you and patterns that no longer serve you, explore new ways of engaging with yourself and others, and gradually open your life to greater possibility.

The better your self-understanding, the clearer relief will become and the better access you will have to freedom, resilience, spontaneity, and purpose.  We all want to live the fullest life possible, and therapy is a valuable and powerful route to worthwhile change.

My Training

I earned my Master’s in Counseling Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, and trained in settings focused on substance abuse and recovery, severe mental health conditions, as well as individual, couple, child, and family psychotherapy. 

What is an AMFT?

I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (#129170), which means I am pre-licensed, registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS), and work under the guidance of a licensed clinician. My supervisor is Kathleen Wonacott, LCSW #93134.

Currently Accepting Patients

Want to work with me? I am currently accepting new patients. I am in-network for some types of SHIP, and Anthem Blue Cross coverage, and offer a lower fee for out of network private pay. Please use the “Book an Appointment” button on this page to get started.


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