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  • Therapist

Ryn Thelen

They/Them, She/Her

MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Candidate

Graduate Clinical Intern



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Values & Philosophy

Therapy is sacred, and as a therapist, I strive to create a calm space where you will feel heard and supported. I believe it is a privilege to walk alongside another in their most vulnerable moments. The therapeutic relationship holds immense power, capable of bringing profound healing into our lives. Together, we embark on a journey to explore the concerns you bring to each session, unraveling areas where you may feel stuck.

As a clinician, I integrate a range of frameworks to best suit your unique needs, such as psychodynamic, person-centered, and narrative psychotherapy. I am rooted in an understanding that living under systems of oppression can impose significant stressors on our lives, health, wellbeing, relationships and communities. Collaboratively, we process these realities and destigmatize the effects that the systems have on our individual lives.

I really value the chance to work with individuals who have experienced trauma, including religious trauma. Drawing from both my clinical research and personal experience, I am especially attuned to the impact that religious trauma can have on those who have experienced it. I am also intimately aware of the healing that therapy can facilitate.

I identify as a white, femme, queer person and reject all labels regarding my own gender. In our work together, you will find that I’m oriented towards discussing the impact of both privilege and marginalization on our lives, our relationships and even the work we are doing together.

Education & Training


Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
DePaul University, Expected 2025

Bachelor of Social Work
Grand Valley State University, 2016


Mental Health First Aid USA
National Council for Mental Wellbeing, 2024

Areas of Focus & Specialization

  • Religious Trauma & Deconstruction
  • Family of Origin Concerns
  • Identity Exploration, Development, & Intersectionality
  • Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
  • Depression, Anxiety, & Stress
  • Life Transitions
  • LGBTQ+ Affirming Practice

I Work With

  • Individuals
  • Relationships (triads, polycules, metamours, constellations, couples.)
  • Adolescents


  • LGBTQ, Trans, & Gender Non-Conforming Affirmative Practice
  • BIPOC Affirmative Practice
  • Anti-Racist and Intersectional Feminist Perspective
  • Psychodynamic Approaches
  • Existential Approaches
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Humanistic/Person-Centered Approaches