Ryan Michelsen, Clinical Intern

Provider Type: Therapist

Serving: Adolescents 13-17, Adults 18-59

About Ryan Michelsen, Clinical Intern

Asking for help can be difficult, but it’s also brave. I know it can be hard to reach out to a stranger to work through life’s challenges. However, with a warm and genuine approach, I strive to support you as you identify and process your goals in therapy. I believe therapy is a unique experience where you can explore yourself and do this in a safe and nonjudgmental space.

My approach to therapy is empathetic, collaborative, and supportive. I want you to feel comfortable to use the space we create together to discuss your needs and goals. I value helping you to develop your own insights, to process your emotions, and to use your power to make changes that work for you. I also have clinical interests in depression, anxiety, LGBTQ+ concerns, family of origin difficulties, suicide prevention, and trauma.

I hold degrees from Michigan State University and Indiana University. I am also currently pursuing a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at DePaul University. In my free time, I enjoy running, doing yoga, exploring Chicago, and spending time with friends.

Areas of Treatment

  • Adoption/Attachment Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Issues / ADHD
  • Bipolar
  • Bullying
  • CBT
  • Crisis / Trauma
  • Depression / Sadness
  • Divorce/Family Conflict
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Gender Non-Conforming
  • Grief/Loss/End of Life
  • Infidelity
  • LGBTQI+ Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage/Couples Counseling
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Injury/Harm
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sleep Disorders/Issues
  • Stress/Worry
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Locations

    Chicago – Lincoln Park North


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