Ryan Thomas Neace

Ryan Thomas Neace holds a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, and has a comprehensive background in mental health, entrepreneurialism, and education that spans several states and over 18 years.   He is the Founder and Clinical Director at Change, Inc., meaning its his job to set the tone for all aspects of clinical care in our environment.

Ryan is currently pursuing a PhD in Counselor Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, ranked second nationally of all Counselor Education programs.  Ryan is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Missouri and the Commonwealth of Virginia.  He also holds the most advanced credential offered by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as a Board Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC).  His writings have been featured by American Counseling Association, the Huffington Post, the Society for Human Resource Management, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and more.

Ryan has extensive counseling experience with anxiety, depression, drug/alcohol abuse/addiction, sexual and identity struggles (including LGBTQ+ issues), existential crises, thematic or recurring problems in relationships, and difficulties related to religious or spiritual matters, including problems arising from involvement with religious groups or spiritual abuse.  Ryan also has special interest and experience being with entrepreneurs and C-Level/Suite executives through difficult interpersonal work that they are often unable to share with others because of their high-profile positions.

From Ryan:

Most people struggle giving themselves permission to be fully human — the voices we hear or don’t hear from a relatively early age often communicate that we’re too much or too little. And even when our early voices are healthier, we can still lose our way somewhere along the journey. So, I’m best suited to help folks who are looking for someone to just be human with, and to find that elusive sense of being okay in one’s own skin. I really believe people can grow and change, if they’re willing to face themselves.  My hope is to be a source of insight, safety, and clarification.

A Favorite Quote from Fr. Henri Nouwen’s, Out of Solitude:

“Those who can sit in silence with their fellowman not knowing what to say but knowing that they should be there, who are not afraid to hold a hand in gratitude, to shed tears in grief, or to let a sigh of distress arise straight from the heart, can break through paralyzing boundaries and witness the birth of a new fellowship – the fellowship of the broken.”  

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