I grew up in the suburbs of the Midwest. As I learned and grew I had a deep thirst for truth, knowledge and healing. I attended a liberal art university and almost finished my master's before relocating to the PNW. In the early 2000's I began researching various methods to approaching traditional therapy differently. I found the approach of laying on the couch and talking was a great tool but wasnt sufficient in and of itself. From this moment forward, I started collecting my therapeutic tools for my healing hope chest. After years of working the front lines of mental health battlefield, I took a break and returned to working homeless youth. I used the skills gained from working with individuals with autism, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, anti-social personality disorder, major depressives and bi-polar and found a common thread. That is treatment is individualized and we work together to gain tools to overcome limiting behaviors. Behaviors in themselves are either effective or ineffective. They have no value of good or bad that is our judgement of the outcome. As this logical approach to coping with symptoms I found some pieces were missing. Ultimately, this was more a lack of something. In a word, "spirit". I use this without any religious affiliations or condemnations. After researching the benefits of the spirit on the human psyche, it became clear a new approach was needed. One of a full human experience integration. Together we can work on various aspects of the mind body soul integration. The sources used for my background range from the Bible, to Bhagavad Gita to various practices in the native cultures throughout the world and always open to growing in knowledge.
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I will respect the steps walked before me, and gladly share such knowledge those who are to follow. I will apply,all measures which are required, avoiding those traps of over-treatment and therapeutic nihilism. I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth,sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the conventional means. I will not say "I know not," and will call in my colleagues when the skills of another are needed for a client's success. If it is given me to save a life, all thanks. I will not play God. I will remember that I work with a human being, whose illness may affect more aspects of their lives. I will prevent disease whenever I can. I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm.. May I always act so as to preserve the finest traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of healing those who seek my help.
Nicole Ryan does not have any board certifications listed.
Why It Matters: Nicole Ryan's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
ADHD and-or ADD
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Binge Eating Disorder
Borderline Intellectual Functioning
Borderline Personality Disorder
Child and Adolescent Development
Childhood-Onset Bipolar Disorder
Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
Hereditary Motor and Sensory Neuropathy - Deafness - Mental Retardation - Absence of Large Myelinated Fibers
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Pediatric Behavior Disorders
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Schizoid Personality Disorder
Schizotypal Personality Disorder
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Marital and Family Psychotherapy
Soft Tissue Massage
Transgender Voice Therapy
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What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
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For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
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No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
Other Education | Completed 2012
Other Education | Completed 2013
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Awards & Honors
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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