Ryan Finley, LPC

Provider Type: Therapist

Serving: Adolescents 13-17, Adults 18-59, Children 6-12

About Ryan Finley, LPC

I believe that a solid therapeutic alliance between client and therapist is key to achieving success in therapy. I teach a range of coping skills to help deal with various issues that could occur in a person’s life. To achieve this, I have a few methods I work with as well the desire to expand my skills to fit what my clients need. These methods are: Acceptance and Commitments Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP), Role-Playing Game Based Skill Teaching, Attachment Theory, and Mindfulness Techniques.

I have a Master’s degree in Psychology and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, both on a clinical track, from Governors State University. I started with an Associate’s degree in Psychology from Joliet Junior College. I completed an internship at Trinity Services, Inc. and worked there full-time for the following 3 years. My experience there was intensive outpatient with a broad range of clients, where I learned to think on my feet and come up with creative interventions to work with my clients.

During my downtime, I enjoy tabletop role-playing games, playing with my dog Ace, hanging out with friends, designing fantasy maps and images, and playing video games. I am also licensed as a CPR & First Aid teacher and enjoyed teaching classes at my previous employment.

Areas of Treatment

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Autism
  • DBT
  • Depression / Sadness
  • Learning Disabilities
  • LGBTQI+
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Play Therapy
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Stress/Worry
  • Locations

    Insurance

    • Aetna PPO / HMO
    • BCBS Blue CHOICE PPO
    • BCBS HMO – DMG
    • BCBS PPO
    • Benefit Plan Admin - VA
    • HealthLink
    • HFN
    • Humana
    • MHN-Healthnet
    • MHNET (Aetna)
    • Multiplan-PHCS
    • United Healthcare / United Behavioral Health