Ryan Shelby Butler, M.S., LAC

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Ryan Shelby is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC). Originally from Southern California, he received his Master of Science in Professional Counseling in 2015, and his Master of Science in Leadership in 2011, both at Grand Canyon University. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with emphases in Psychology, Philosophy, and Business in 2006 from Montana State University. Shelby comes from a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry, where he was able to apply his unique counseling skills in a diverse community of teaching, accounting/finance, analytics, and guidance for students and school leadership. He spends much of his spare time with family, serving in church leadership, reading/writing, and enjoying the great outdoors. As the youngest of six siblings, a husband, a father, and trained counselor, he offers a holistic and eclectic combination of person-centered, life-experienced, spiritual, biblical, meditative, and psychoeducational approaches to therapy. Specifically utilizing realistic solution-focused interventions and empirical counseling skills from Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior, Family Systems, Narrative and Existential therapies. In helping clients with a variety of psychological, social, behavioral and emotional needs, Shelby provides a values-based mental health service. He provides services for ages 8 and up with any gender and cultural background, involving career, abuse, addiction, marital, and family or individual conflicts.