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Licensed Professional Counselor

Hello, my name is Ryan Rudder, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor at Armstrong Family Counseling. Mental health therapy is something I am passionate about and I find it an honor to come alongside someone and share in their experiences and their journey.

I am a compassionate counselor who cares about helping the individual and their story. I am dedicated to helping men, women and teens regain their lives, joy and purpose in order to flourish in their families and communities. I have a heart to help those who struggle with anxiety, depression, burnout, or any other struggle one might face. I primarily use the modalities of Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral therapy (DBT) to evaluate thoughts and cope with difficult and intense emotions. I desire to see clients experience healing, restoration, and peace in their lives.

I am passionate about working with children and letting them express themselves in a nonjudgmental way. I have experience with Child-centered nondirective play therapy and I truly believe in the process of play therapy. Children need the space to work through issues at their own level and pace. Children are smart, resourceful and possess the ability to work through problems on their own. My goal as a desired play therapist is to provide each child with a place where they can do precisely that.

In my spare time I enjoy watching my beloved Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team, as well as the Kansas City Chiefs and spending time with my family. I enjoy reading comics, playing video games, and learning chess.

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
  • Stress
  • Children
  • Teens / Adolescents
  • Individual Counseling
  • Burnout
  • Nondirective child centered Play Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Aetna (Not “Optum Behavior Health” or Medicare)

As a general rule, we do not except secondary insurances.