Ryan Logue, LCPC
14 Years of Experience | United States | Columbia, MD
“I use a variety of techniques to match the needs of each client throughout each session. I primarily use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Internal Family Systems (IFS) and tailor them to the needs of my client in that moment. These techniques put an emphasis on mindful attention and highlight client strengths, resilience, and choice. Additionally, I use compassion and explore my clients’ values to gently challenge them to find more effective ways of getting their needs met. At times I use Improv, humor, and a conversational and dynamic therapeutic style to create a judgment-free, supportive, and safe environment; disarming the self-critic; and allowing my clients to express themselves with self-compassion and without inhibition.
The clients that tend to benefit the most from this approach are adolescents (ages 14-18) struggling with academic and social pressures, adult children who have experienced a disruption in attachment and/or whose parents struggle(d) with mental health difficulties, emotionally sensitive individuals, and clients who struggle with connecting with others, managing their anxiety, and/or depressive symptoms.”
- Men’s Issues
- Complex PTSD
- Life Transitions
- Personality Disorders
- Relationship Issues
- Attachment Disruptions
Ryan has worked in the mental health field since 2008, where he started as a crisis hotline volunteer. Shortly after becoming a volunteer, he was made coordinator of the hotline. In this capacity, he trained new volunteers, managed 70 volunteers, and assisted in the creation the Red Flags Program curriculum (a suicide prevention program for Montgomery County Public Schools). While working on the hotline, Ryan also became certified in Mental Health First Aid, where he gave trainings to community members on how to respond to mental health crises until professional help can be acquired.
Ryan has also worked in a residential rehabilitation program. In this capacity, he was started as a counselor (focusing on case management, medication monitoring, and ensuring that client’s with severe and persistent mental health conditions were able to improve on independent living skills and were supported in areas that they were continuing to work to improve) and finished his stay at the program as the supervisor of two separate day programs and an art program. He increased attendance of one of the day programs from approximately five attendees to 35 participants daily and increased the hours of operation from three hours per day to six. He also managed two staff teams and supported interns with weekly supervision.
Ryan has also worked as a group facilitator for an LGBTQ teen support group. Shortly after becoming a facilitator, Ryan was made a coordinator of this program as well. As the program continued to grow, Ryan advocated for and succeeded at creating a young adult LGBTQ support group offshoot. This provided continued support for members needed support through college and/or through their journey to find independence.
Ryan received his Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor license in 2014. Afterwards, he worked with members of the community that were homeless and struggling with chemical dependency. He worked with this population within both a residential facility and outpatient services. In 2016, Ryan first became certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and became the team lead of the DBT program. He provided weekly staff meetings, continuing education units for other mental health community members, provided weekly supervision, and ran two DBT parent groups (one for parents of adolescents and one for parents, spouses, and loved ones for adults) weekly.
Since his time as DBT team lead, Ryan has continued to work as an individual mental health therapist for the past several years. He focuses on adolescents, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness skills, parenting skills, and self-compassion.
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