About Ryan Pastor, LCMHC
**Please Note: Effective July 26th, Mr. Pastor will begin practicing at 9930 Kincey Ave, Ste 100, Huntersville, NC 28078.
Ryan is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who enjoys working with adults of all ages who may seek counseling for a variety of reasons including depression, anxiety, identity issues, grief and loss, life transitions, interpersonal concerns, trauma, and problematic substance use.
Ryan typically begins the psychotherapeutic process using Person-Centered techniques in which the individual seeking counseling is given the autonomy to explore their presenting concerns freely without judgment. He then shifts his theoretical orientation to the needs of the client. Ryan is passionate about counseling theory and frequently educates himself and his clients about the most appropriate evidence based-practices but also draws from his experience working in array of mental health settings including residential mental health, inpatient dual-diagnosis, and partial hospitalization programs. Ryan believes that the client-therapist relationship is a sacred bond reflective of one of the most basic human traits: the need to collaborate with one another rather than face life's challenges alone.
Partial List of Treatment Areas
- Major Life Change: grief, divorce, etc
- Alcohol Use
- Binge Eating / Other
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- PTSD - Childhood Trauma
- Compulsive Gambling
- PTSD - Victim of Abuse
- LGBTQ+ Care
- Opioid/Pain Med Use
- Drug Use (non-opioid)
- Personality Disorder
- Postpartum Depression
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- Sex / Pornography Addiction
- PTSD - Single Incident/Shock
- Somatoform Disorder
- TelehealthSignifies the completion of a mental health telehealth training program
May 30, 2021
Ryan really listens and understands.
May 28, 2021
I really enjoy working with Ryan. He is easy to talk to, provides helpful feedback, and gives constructive courses of action. He doesn't appear judgmental and our sessions feel like a safe space to openly discuss concerns and problems.
May 27, 2021
Very pleased with Ryan and looking forward to our next session.