Ryan Finley, LPC

Provider Type: Therapist

Serving: Adolescents 13-17, Adults 18-59

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

  • ACT
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Coping with Pandemic / COVID
  • DBT
  • Depression / Sadness
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Hoarding
  • Infidelity
  • Learning Disabilities
  • LGBTQI+ Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Play Therapy
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Racial Trauma/Cultural Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Schizophrenic Disorders
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Injury/Harm
  • Stress/Worry
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Locations


    • Aetna PPO / HMO
    • BCBS PPO
    • Beacon Health Options
    • Benefit Plan Admin - VA
    • Cigna
    • ComPsych
    • ComPsych EAP
    • Health Alliance
    • HealthLink
    • HFN
    • Humana
    • MHN-Healthnet
    • MHNET (Aetna)
    • Multiplan-PHCS
    • UBH EAP
    • United Healthcare / UBH