Counseling with Ryan Thomas Neace

Ryan Thomas NeaceProfessional Stuff

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia and Missouri, and certified by the NBCC as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Nationally Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC).  I co-founded The Change Group, a Virginia-based private practice, and Change, Inc., a St. Louis, MO-based private practice.  Over the years I’ve worked pretty extensively in residential, in-home, community agency, school-based, and outpatient environments.  I work a lot with anxiety, depression, addictions, relationship struggles, difficulties related to teen years, co-dependence, sexuality/gender, and sexual orientation. And I work a lot with the intersection of spirituality/religion with all of these, though it’s perfectly fine with me if folks desire to leave that stuff out.

My counseling heroes include Irvin YalomCarl RogersDavid Burns, and Steve Baker.

Oh yeah, and….

I am also the founder and Chief Intern Guy at, a site that helps counselors-in-training find direction and placement in clinical practice.  I have been an adjunct professor of Psychology for a number of schools.  I am also an official blogger for the American Counseling Association, and for the Huffington Post.

(If you’d like more information about my practice at large, visit the link for my St. Louis Counseling office.)

Contact me now by emailing, or visit the Change, Inc. website – I’ll get back to you within 24 hours.  

What About Speaking???


Believe it or not, I like talking better than I like writing!  I’ve lectured rather extensively at the collegiate and graduate level, and have spoken in churches and conferences across the US.  I’ve also presented professionally in the counseling industry. 

Here are some topics I’ve got particular insight on:

  • Working with teenagers (and adults and families) from a counseling perspective
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addictions
  • Relationships
  • Gender
  • Lust
  • The intersection of psychology and Christianity
  • Working through organizational and personnel dysfunction
  • Making principles of Christian living practical
  • The intersection of religion and spirituality with all of these
  • Recovering from injury by religious/spiritual systems
  • The writings of Henri Nouwen,  and the application of his thought and contemplative practice to daily living.

Sound like fun?  Contact me now by emailing, or visit the Change, Inc. website – I’ll get back to you within 24 hours.