Ryan Gogarty is driven to assist others in overcoming the many challenges that life can present.
Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges or life transitions such as finding a career or navigating college life. Maybe just feeling stuck.
Ryan has experience utilizing several therapeutic orientations in treating children, teens and adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, family and relationship issues, men’s issues, parenting issues as well as those looking to develop self-understanding and acceptance, a sense of purpose, and authenticity in their lives.
Ryan received his Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Arizona & Master's degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s College of California.
Seeking treatment can understandably feel overwhelming. Ryan strives to provide a non-judgmental & empathetic space for clients to feel safe while exploring difficult parts of their lives.
As therapy is not one size fits all, please feel free to reach out to Ryan for a free consultation to see if he is a good fit to help you with your challenges.
Deciding to seek therapy takes courage and strength. I work to empower each client from a behavioral, trauma-informed, humanistic framework of care. I bring presence, compassion, and unconditional positive regard to each session.
Working with individuals to promote their physical, emotional, and social wellbeing brings me both great satisfaction and a sense of purpose. I have a background working with adults and adolescents who have experienced substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma. I have also worked professionally as a sexual health educator and with bereaving families in hospice.
I have training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), mindfulness techniques, crisis management, solution-focused therapy, and I am a certified Motivational Interviewing (MI) counselor.
I received my B.A degree from Northern Arizona University in Anthropology and my M.A degree from the Wright Institute of Berkeley, Ca in Counseling Psychology.
I offer a warm and conversational approach to support you as you begin your process of exploration, reflection, and healing. Working collaboratively, I will help you bring awareness to the patterns of thinking or engaging with others that are no longer serving you. By developing an understanding of the roots and impact of these patterns, you can begin to cultivate the freedom and skills to break away from them.
My training is grounded in trauma-informed, psychodynamic, and relational therapy and I draw upon somatic and cognitive-behavioral techniques. I meet you where you are, and respect your specific goals, so our work may involve explorative, insight-focused talk therapy, body-oriented and mindfulness techniques, or concrete skill building to help you live a life untethered by the past.
I work with adolescents and adults who feel depressed, anxious, overwhelmed, stuck, or numb and want to heal from past trauma, live more authentically, and develop more meaningful and satisfying relationships. I received my B.A. from Pitzer College and my M.S.W from UC Berkeley.
Pearl is a graduate of the M.A. Counseling Program at the Wright Institute, Berkeley, with an undergraduate degree in English Literature, Criticism & Theory from the University of California, Davis.
Pearl is passionate about working with individuals and couples, especially those with multicultural identities, and has spent over seven years in the Bay Area non-profit world, prior to pursuing a degree in Marriage & Family Therapy. Pearl identifies as first-generation AAPI immigrant and a Woman of Color, and weaves those intersections and values of collectivism, community care and social justice into her therapeutic style, supporting the dignity and narratives of her clients across their healing journeys.