Before joining Guardian, Ryan was the Director of Program Development at All Points North Lodge, a trauma therapy and addiction recovery center in the mountains of Colorado. He held previous leadership roles as the Program Director for the Next Chapter Addiction Treatment Center, a men’s trauma and addiction healing center in Delray Beach, and as a Consultant and Certified Trauma Therapist for The Refuge, a 12-Step based trauma and addiction recovery retreat in Florida’s Ocala National Forest.
Ryan has been on the forefront of clinical research, including as a scientific research collaborator in the Neuroscience Department of the prestigious Stanford Medical School in California. He has trained in a wide range of treatment modalities, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Somatic Experiencing and therapeutic breathwork. Additionally he is an accomplished yoga and meditation instructor; he has been invited several times to lead meditations for members and staffers of the U.S. Congress.