Ryan Coventry is a staff therapist at IntraSpectrum Counseling, offering individual, relationship, and group therapy. He offers an eclectic approach to therapy that centralizes on a client-centered perspective, in which therapy is tailored to each person’s unique needs; employing techniques and concepts from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychoanalysis, multicultural psychology, and queer theory. As a therapist, Ryan believes in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship in helping clients to achieve their goals. That is why Ryan is devoted to creating an affirming environment, non-judgmental, empathic, and collaborative relationship with clients. In working with clients, Ryan seeks to help clients become empowered to voice their experiences, derive insight and meaning from their struggles, and receive the support and practice feedback needed to thrive in the face of challenges both large and small. Ryan’s specialties include: depression, anxiety, couple’s issues, LGBTQ-specific issues, anxiety, career/stage of life issues.
Ryan received his Master’s degree in Clinical Professional Psychology from Roosevelt University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Before joining IntraSpectrum Counseling, he provided individual, relationship, and group therapy at the Sexual Orientation and Gender Institute (SOGI) at the Center on Halsted. In addition, Ryan is an avid researcher with experience in the areas of interpersonal relationships, intimate partner violence, sexual identity, and LGBTQ mental health. He previously worked within the IMPACT Program at Northwestern University’s Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) as a Research Project coordinator.