Ryan Buchmann


Ryan Buchmann


Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychotherapist, Pastoral Counselor, Drug and Alcohol Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - 50774
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Anthem
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • LifeWorks (formerly Ceridian)
  • Lyra Health
  • Magellan
  • Managed Health Network (MHN)
  • Military OneSource
  • Molina
  • Multiplan
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • Tricare West
  • TriWest
Fees: (Out-of-Pocket Fee) - $120 per session
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


330 Rancheros Dr
Ste 222
San Marcos, California 92069

My Approach to Helping

Do you feel stuck in life? Does life seem like all your current choices fail to lead to any sense of fulfillment? Are you unsure of what to do next?

If this is where you feel you are right now, then you’ve come to the right place. In our work together, my goal as your therapist is to help you reduce suffering. Ideally, I would like you to be able to attain fulfillment, peace, and life in all its fullness. We call this true salvation. It is to be who You are, to feel within you the good that has no opposite, the joy of Being that comes from within and depends on nothing outside itself. True salvation is freedom from compulsive thinking, from negativity, and from threats of past and future as they arise in thought in this present moment.

Our work together will be identifying suffering that exists in your life, how thought and experience influence suffering, and how change should occur so life can be experienced in a different way. This involves a heightened understanding of how your experience of the past impacts your present. We will also examine your expectations of the future and make realistic and timely plans that breathe vision into your life. But most importantly, we will learn to live in the present moment, for it is here where life unfolds. In the present moment, we can witness the effects of past choices and make new choices that will foster hope. The ability to choose is what we call freedom.

As a California licensed therapist with a Masters degree in Pastoral Care & Counseling, I strive to integrate spiritual teaching with counseling and psychotherapy. I have worked since 2004 as a pastoral counselor and as a mental health clinician in various settings helping adults and adolescents loosen the grip of suffering. If you’re looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging life situation or you’re simply ready to move your life in a new direction, you’re just one click away from starting change.

More Info About My Practice

COVID-19 Update
Apr 15, 2021: Now that San Diego County has moved into the Orange Tier (moderate COVID-19 infection risk), I am pleased to announce that in-office visits will resume on May 1st. Appointments will be scheduled as follows: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, sessions will continue via televideo. Wednesdays and Fridays sessions will be available in-person in the San Marcos office (masks will be required during the session). The office will be closed on Sundays and Mondays (as always).

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

The American Psychological Association suggests considering therapy when something causes distress and interferes with some part of life, particularly when:

* Thinking about or coping with an issue takes up at least an hour each day
* The issue causes embarrassment or makes you want to avoid others
* The issue has caused your quality of life to decrease
* The issue has negatively affected school, work, or relationships
* You?ve made changes in your lifestyle or developed habits to cope with the issue
* The issue is causing a change in your sleep habits (oversleeping or insomnia)
* Close friends andor family members encourage you to seek counseling

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Career Choice
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Inadequacy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Perfectionism
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Compassion
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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