Ryan Sappington, Ph.D.
He/Him/His Coordinator of Public Health and Student Athlete Mental Health Services
Ryan's approach to therapy is rooted largely within Relational Cultural Theory, with aspects of feminist, psychodynamic, and mindfulness-based approaches. Believing that therapy can help us discover ways of feeling more authentic and less alone in the world, Ryan works with clients to explore healing and growth through the lens and landscape of our relational experiences, including how those experiences are often shaped by our intersecting identities. His interests include issues of social justice, student-athlete mental health and performance, men and masculinities, relationships, trauma, grief, and racial/gender/sexual identity development. Ryan identifies as a White, straight, generally able-bodied cisman. He earned his doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Maryland, training in four different university counseling centers, a community mental health clinic, and an outpatient military hospital. He also holds three master’s degrees (Counseling Psychology, Sport Psychology, and Work/Organizational Psychology) and completed his undergraduate degree at Bucknell University where he was a Division I soccer player. Ryan spends his free time with family and friends, supporting Manchester United, playing soccer, running, hiking, and fly fishing.