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Polly Ryan

MA, LMFT

License: MFC25464 (California)
License: 403 (Nevada)

I PRACTICE IN

California & Nevada

AND WORK WITH

Adults (18+)
Children (12 and under)
Couples
Families
Teens (13 - 18)

ON THESE ISSUES

Aging, Anxiety, Bereavement, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Grief, Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Panic Attacks, Parenting, PTSD, Relationships, Self Esteem, Social Anxiety, Spirituality, Stress Management, Trauma

Existential Crisis

ABOUT ME

I skillfully guide clients of all ages through the process of healing trauma, cultivating inner wisdom and creating harmonious relationships and family wholeness using transformative eastern and western therapeutic power tools.

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APPROACH & MORE ABOUT ME

Polly M Ryan, MA, MFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist (CA, NV) who has provided counseling and personal development to individuals, couples, families, adults, adolescents and children for over 37 years. Polly skillfully guides clients through the process of healing trauma, cultivating inner wisdom, actualizing harmonious relationships and creating family wholeness utilizing transformative and integrative eastern and western psycho-spiritual power tools. Her aim is to co-create a transformative and healing therapeutic experience with her clients that goes beyond talk therapy to achieve and stabilize new ways of being.

She has advanced training and experience in Eye Movement Desensitization (EMDR), couples therapy, child and adolescent therapy, family therapy, Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), divorce mediation, divorce recovery/co-parenting, stepfamily relations, Music and Expressive Arts Therapies, and Equine Experiential Education (E3A). Since the pandemic she provides "Walk and Talk" Therapy (Shinrin Yoku) on the local trails near her home in Truckee. Polly has also studied, practiced and taught Tibetan Buddhist meditation for over three decades.

EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION

MA in Counseling Psychology, California State University, Northridge
BA in Music Performance, Minor in Psychology. California State University, Chico

Private Marriage, Family and Child Therapy practice in California and Nevada for 37 years

Meditation Teacher - Authorized Senior Buddhist teacher by Lama Tsultrim Allione at Tara Mandala in Pagosa Springs, Colorado

EMDR training with Francine Shapiro and 25 + years of experience providing EMDR to hundreds of clients

Training in Imago Therapy

Advanced Couples Training with Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson authors of In Quest of the Mythical Mate

Training and 17 years experience in court connected child custody mediation and co-parenting

Master Trainer for Equine Experiential Education Association (E3A)

Trainer of Trainer of Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

Certified Yoga Teacher with Alaya Yoga School

Supervisor of Interns at Wellspring Counseling Center in Truckee

Psychologist providing development evaluations at Special Children's Clinic in Reno, Nevada

Music Therapy Intern at Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute in San Francisco

Trainee at Julia Ann Singer Center in Los Angeles

MAIN THERAPY TYPES

EMDR, Imago Therapy for Couples, Walk and Talk Therapy (Shinrin Yoku), Meditation, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Developmental Psychology, Play Therapy, Process Oriented Psychology, Art Therapy