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Lauren Ryan, LMSW

Primary Therapist

Lauren Ryan, LMSW, joined Sierra at Scottsdale as a Primary Therapist, which marked her return to Outpatient Mental Health following her position as Assistant Director of Clinical Services of a local Inpatient Behavioral Hospital.  Lauren received her Undergraduate degree in Psychology from Texas Tech University and her Master’s degree in Social Work from University of Texas at Arlington.  As a psychotherapist, she has a background working in both inpatient and outpatient settings with youths and adults who struggle with issues relating to interpersonal relationships, domestic violence and abuse, chemical dependency, severe mental illness, depression, and anxiety.

Lauren specializes in trauma-informed care and utilizes a warm, holistic approach that includes Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Her goal is to ensure that her clients feel validated and safe when discussing their emotions and experiences.  In her free time, Lauren enjoys reading, kayaking, connecting with nature, and spending time with friends and family.

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