Ryan Smith


Ryan Smith


Telehealth Available
Professions: Life Coach, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a registered professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate - LPCC.0016203
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Alliance
  • Friday Health Plans
  • HealthFirst
  • Medicaid
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • TriWest
  • United Health Care
Fees: $120 per 50-minute session
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


4625 W. 20th St
Greeley, Colorado 80634

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My Approach to Helping

Even the best mountain climbers need help to get to the top sometimes. The mountains of life look different for everyone--grief, trauma, anxiety, feeling lost--but one thing remains the same: they feel impossible.

Imagine the bitter climb to the peak, full of scrapes and bruises, feeling like the steep twisting trail will never end. Picture yourself standing at the summit, filling your lungs with the sweet air of victory. See the treacherous trail behind you, and think to yourself “I did it!”

No matter your mountain, you can feel that fresh breath filling your soul. You are a conqueror, and I’m honored to climb with you.

More Info About My Practice

I am able to administer Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES), which is a proven process that changes your brainwaves with no addictive properties or negative side effects for most people. I am exploring virtual reality therapy, and am open to experimental and out-of-the-box solutions. If you're interested in trying something you've heard about, let me know. I'm probably open to the possibility.

I'm always learning, exploring, and finding new approaches to proven therapeutic methods. Bringing new life to therapy is my playground.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Therapy is hard. Trusting a complete stranger, like me, with your innermost thoughts and feelings--things you promised yourself you'd never share with another person, is terrifying. Walking through the door and saying "I need help, I can't do this alone anymore," is nerve-wracking and humiliating. Reliving the experiences that haunt your dreams--that you keep locked away in dark closets of memories you'd rather forget--is painful. I know because I've done it myself, and I promise you it's worth it.

I've spent the last 5 years working with people in the lowest, most challenging parts of life. From suicidal and homicidal thoughts, to substance use, to severe psychosis, I've seen it all and have a toolbox full of techniques to help you along your journey. I'm certified in psychological first aid and motivational interviewing, and have extensive knowledge of many science-based approaches to address numerous concerns. I'm passionate about learning, and am always exploring new methods and approaches, and I know we can the perfect approach for you. My specialties are in grief, identity, adoption, and career satisfaction, as well as life transitions that cause anxiety and depression.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

As an adoptee, disabled veteran, and business owner, I've been there. I've wrestled with my own identity, wondering where I belonged in the world, where I came from, and where I was headed. I've experienced unexpected and severe career changes, rejection, and trauma. My own work in therapy helped me overcome these struggles, and I've developed a passion for providing the same help that so deeply benefited me. I've been there, I've made it through to the other side, and I want to walk back into the fog to help you come out of it too.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Counseling for Offenders
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with anyone, but my focus is on helping people rediscover something they've lost within themselves. I'll help you renegotiate your identity after trauma, grief or loss, or careercollegelife transitions.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Terminal Illness
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Self-Acceptance Training
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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