Hello and howdy! I’m Ryan Authier, MA, LPC, CDWF and I’m excited for the chance to work with you. I have over 10 years of experience in the mental health field in Austin, working with an immensely diverse range of clients in an equally diverse range of environments—from public elementary schools to barns, trails and pastures.
I specialize in treating trauma, anxiety, depression, chronic stress and other issues through nature-based, equine-assisted and more traditional models of therapy. I pull from a toolbox of modalities including somatic experiencing, mindfulness practices, EMDR, CBT and TF-CBT, sand tray, play therapy, The NeuroAffective Relational Model and others in order to meet the needs of you, my client, no matter what those needs may be.
I recently completed training and certification to become a facilitator in Dr. Brené Brown’s The Daring Way model. Through this work, I’ve come to understand deeply the roles that shame, vulnerability, empathy and courage play on the journey to live a more deeply fulfilled and wholehearted life. I love integrating this model into my work with children, teens, families and adults. It has been an eye-opening shift in my therapeutic approach and helped me better understand issues that underlie each and every one of us.
To schedule a brief phone consultation or set up your first session, click the Contact link below. I look forward to working with you!