Ryan Staton, LICSW, LADC – Availability: YES

Office: 132 Main Street , Montpelier, VT 05602
Office Phone: 802-249-7260

Mailing Address: 168 Northfield Street Montpelier, VT 05602
Email Address: ryanstanton80@gmail.com

Hours: Saturdays 8-1 pm

Payments: Cash, Check, Insurance

Insurance types accepted: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicaid

Bio:

I received my master’s degree in social work from University of California Berkeley in 2008 and I am licensed in Vermont as an LICSW and LADC since 2012. I am also Level II trained as a practitioner of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).

I have worked primarily with adults and transition age youth coping with the challenges of substance use and mental health including clients for whom counseling was mandated. For the past 6 years I have been working at Saint Michael’s College with college students and their families addressing a wide array of issues related to identity development, navigating life transitions, depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, cultural issues, gender identity and relationship issues. Prior to working with college students I worked in community mental health providing adult outpatient mental health and substance abuse services. I am also interested in social justice work and creating equitable access to excellent care for everyone with respect for and inclusive of human diversity. Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked for years in wilderness-based education and leadership as an Outward Bound Instructor. I have my own mindfulness/meditation practice that grounds me in the world and in my work.

Therapy Style Description:

My general approach is warm, client-centered, compassionate and strengths-based. When I meet with clients we work together on identifying goals that are important to them that are geared toward meaningful personal growth and fulfillment. We are often able to identify life stressors, recurrent patterns of thought or behavior, old hurts and blocking beliefs that are getting in the way of those important present-oriented goals. We then work collaboratively, drawing from a broad array of therapeutic tools and clinical experience ranging from mindfulness based skills, motivational enhancement, cognitive behavioral therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing to work with and through those very human challenges. I connect with each client to tailor treatment individually. I am honored to do this work and approach it with care, optimism, open heartedness and compassion. I believe strongly that as part of the human condition we all struggle at various times and that sometimes we need some extra help to face those challenges in a way that leads to transformation and more wellbeing.