My name is Ryan Rodriguez.
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor who grew up in the Park Cities area of Dallas, Texas. I have bachelor degrees in sociology and government from The University of Texas at Austin; a juris doctor from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law; and a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Northwestern University. However, I am known for saying that my experience is my best education! I'm a therapist who has "been there, done that," with both positive experiences and personal and mental health challenges.
I have experience working with adolescents and adults in the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, codependency, traumatic brain injury, and substance abuse in sober living houses, intensive outpatient programs (IOP), and in private practice. I developed the curriculum for one of the IOPs and was a large contributor to the curriculum at another. I have planned and executed a number of interventions and currently have a 100% success rate. I have also conducted drug and alcohol evaluations for prominent DWI attorneys in the Dallas area, and I am very comfortable in the courtroom.
My holistic approach focuses on cognitive, emotional, social, physical, and spiritual health as equally important parts of a single system. In session I tend to utilize cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and attachment theory most frequently, but I will also utilize eye-movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), internal family systems (IFS), dialectical neurofeedback, and Twelve Step framework when indicated as appropriate. I firmly believe that any constellation of difficult experiences and circumstances can be transformed into a joyful, meaningful life...I have experienced this result myself, and many of my patients have reported this as well!