Ryan Shurson, MS, LMFT, Associate Director of Clinical Services
- California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist MFC46301
- B.A., Psychology, California State University, Chico
- M.S. Psychology, California State University, Chico
- Anxiety and Depression
- Relationship Issues
- Identity Development
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Mr. Shurson’s professional experience is diverse, having been employed at a UCC, elementary school, community treatment center, and residential facility. He spent one year working as an MFT Trainee at Chico State’s Counseling Center, which was more than enough time to develop a deep regard for working with college students. The majority of his service has been provided to children, adolescents, and adults with persistent and severe mental illness and their families. Mr. Shurson worked for the Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency for nearly 6 years which provided him opportunities to work with major psychotic and mood disorders, mostly with underserved and disadvantaged individuals and families in the California’s central valley. Due to this experience, he is also familiar collaborating with multi-interdisciplinary teams and approaching treatment from a holistic perspective.
Prior to moving to the central coast, Mr. Shurson was working at a not-for-profit residential facility in Kansas City, MO as a Primary Therapist before moving into a Director position. He returned to CA after just 2 years in the Midwest (though it felt like much, much longer) and has lived on the central coast since. Though he considers himself an eclectic practitioner capable of being effective with most presenting issues, his clinical interests are adjustment and phase of life issues, identity development, disordered mood, anxiety, couples therapy, and severe and persistent mental health problems. His approach to treatment is humanistic as well as systemic, with an emphasis on solution-focused interventions when applicable. Mr. Shurson emphasizes the therapist-client relationship, authenticity, compassion and a deep respect for the individual, their experience, and their feelings in his treatment.
Mr. Shurson is a CA native and was born and raised only a few hours away in the central San Joaquin Valley. He enjoys gardening, cooking, playing and watching soccer (die roten!), and spending time with his children and friends.