Dr. Ryan Hovis is a licensed psychologist who has an extensive background working with children, adolescents, and their families, as well as emerging adults and couples. His background includes working in community mental health, inpatient, partial hospitalization, therapeutic day school, college counseling center, outpatient hospital, and private practice. Although well-versed in working with a wide range of emotional and behavioral struggles, Dr. Hovis specializes in trauma, abuse, neglect, family relationships difficulties, anxiety, depression, behavioral regulation, developmental disorders, cultural responsiveness and spirituality. Dr. Hovis received his terminal masters in clinical psychology and his doctorate of psychology in clinical psychology from Wheaton College Graduate School. He also has been a guest lecturer at Wheaton College and Bethel University. Dr. Hovis believes in the importance of being seen and heard; that everyone’s story needs to be understood. He establishes a strong rapport, and in the space created with his clients, begins to explore each individual’s path to hope. With collaboration and improvisation in the therapeutic space, change begins to emerge and people begin to discover new possibilities. Dr. Hovis further believes in empowerment of each individual and family; that therapeutic success translates into people moving toward the best versions of themselves and maintaining their success over time.