Jonathan Ryan (he/him)

Not Accepting Clients

I am a therapy geek or geek therapist who wants others to find/express their true selves through their passions.

Therapist in Downers Grove, IL

  • Individual
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I primarily work with children, adolescents, and the LGBTQIA community. I also work with individuals who identify as geeky or nerdy who might have anxiety and depression from not being able to others like them or having difficulty expressing their authentic self. In my office you are allowed to be your true self. However, if you're someone who is feeling lost and unsure on who they are then I also, welcome you. I work with client's to discover who they really are.

My Background and Approach

I graduated from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology with extensive education on the disparities on minority groups. I also, have a background working with trauma in foster care, and have knowledge on the deep issues that come up in adoptive families. I find the work that we do together as collaborative, so I take an interest in knowing what you want to work on in therapy. I like to help clients with behaviors, thoughts, or sensations that they have difficulties with that have become stressful for them. This can be seen by building new habits, forming new perspectives, and taking action. My goal when working with clients is for you to be the best version of yourself. Together we will find strengths which will become your superpower! So, if you want to know what your superpower is then let's work together to discover it.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe everyone can change and grow. I believe the limitations that we have are the ones we give ourselves that prevent us from growing. I. believe that the struggles we have on our mental health is because we learn behaviors that become damaging to us. Which means I think that these behaviors can then be unlearned and you can create new ones that benefit your goals and growth. I believe that we can find tools in our passions, and interests. That they have help bring new perspectives, draw parallels, and discover new things about us that we never thought about before. In my own experience I have found my martial arts to help me with developing discipline and focus because of my ADHD. Through video games I was able to experience grounded stories of diverse characters that I could relate to. I was able to see new perspectives on my own life through characters I could relate to because of my adoption, and multi-racial identity. This i also, why I believe the media we consumes matters.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Blue Choice
  • United Healthcare
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Christianity
  • Wicca/Paganism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English


312-715-8281 Email Jonathan
5151 Mochel dr.
STE 304
Downers Grove, IL 60515

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