Welcome to Your Best Family
Hi. I'm Ryan. I'm a Family Therapist and speaker and I built this site to help you take your family to the next level... to help you be your best family. I hope you'll find something useful and that you'll check back often.
To give you a little insight into who I am, I hold a PhD in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. In all of those years of graduate school, my primary research focus was the impact of technology on personal functioning and relationships. In fact, I wrote my dissertation on the impact of social media on marriage. I've made it a professional goal to understand how our cell phones are changing our lives, our families, our relationships, and even our brains.
I'm also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I serve as the President of the Texas Association of Marriage and Family Counselors and I maintain offices in McKinney and Rockwall, TX. Before that, I served as the Family Support Counselor for Mesquite Independent School District in the Dallas,TX area. In that role I worked with parents to help correct classroom struggles their kids were experiencing by addressing the issues within the family.
Prior to my counseling career I was as a classroom teacher and a technology facilitator helping teachers integrate technology into their classrooms, all with Mesquite ISD.
On a more personal note, I have a beautiful wife and 2 amazing sons. I make the same commitment to this site that I do to the families I work with; I won't recommend anything that I wouldn't be willing to try with my own family. Thanks for checking us out!