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Ryen Draper

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What Thriving means to me

In a world of constant change, thriving means embracing those ever changing experiences through an ongoing commitment towards progress and development. It fosters growth and learning which allows us to rebound from setbacks and adversity when faced with difficult situations in order to reach our full potential.

About My
Areas of Focus

I work with individuals, couples and families. My approach to therapy is mainly through the lens of Narrative Therapy, however I incorporate other evidence-based theories in my practice. Through this approach, it allows us to become aware of the stories we carry and how they influence the way we view ourselves and the world. While working with clients, I want to them to see themselves as the expert in their life, and view the therapist as the co-author throughout the process. We will work together to deconstruct these stories/narratives and create new meanings.

Additionally, I have a certificate in Medical Family Therapy, which allows me to practice through a Bio-Psychosocial-Spiritual (BPSS) framework. Through this lens, I examine the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual factors that impact a person’s life. This allows me to provide whole-person care.

Why I love what I do

I love connecting with people and creating a safe space that fosters vulnerability. Being able to be present with someone while they are going through a tough time, and getting to be a part of the journey of growth and healing is such an incredible experience. My passion is empowering people to be their own author of their lives while also fighting the stigmas surrounding mental health.

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What i do

For Fun!

Outside of being a therapist, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, traveling, watching sports, going to the beach, and binging the latest TV show. A fun fact about me is I have been playing the piano for over 10 years!