Ryan Chandler, M.Ed., LCMHC, LPCC,MLADC
I completed my academic training at Springfield College, which ascribes to the philosophy of Humanics, the age-old Greek ideal of the balanced individual. I believe that a person’s emotional, intellectual, and physical lives are interconnected. The Humanics philosophy calls for the integration of the whole person - in spirit, mind, and body.
In my clinical practice as a psychotherapist and trauma specialist, I believe that in order to heal from our past, we must heal the whole person - in spirit, mind, and body. In order to treat the mind, I believe that we cannot forget about the body and the spirit. My approach is a blend of traditional psychotherapies, body-based practices, and holistic approaches.
What I have found in traditional psychotherapy (or “talk therapy”), is that it is helpful in identifying and talking about the problem, however, it’s not helpful in resolving the underlying experience. My experience and training has shown me that the body-based modalities work best in resolving these traumas and allow people to live free from their past.
I have had the great fortune of training with some of the foremost experts in the treatment of attachment and trauma. I have extensive training with Deirdre Fay, LICSW, a leading expert in the field. I was drawn to Deirdre’s work because of the integration of the spirit, mind, and body - much like my training at Springfield College. I have completed Deirdre’s Level I & II Trainings and am one of the first practitioners in the world to be certified in Deirdre’s Becoming Safely Embodied model.
I have also had the privilege of training under the supervision of Dr. Frank Corrigan, a leading neuropsychiatrist in the field of trauma. Dr. Corrigan has developed a new treatment approach called Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR). The DBR approach has been found to be helpful in resolving trauma and attachment shock in the deepest levels of the brain. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is another helpful therapeutic tool that I have been practicing for several years. EMDR is considered the gold standard for the treatment of PTSD and traumatic experience.
As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor, I have expertise in the treatment of addiction and co-occurring disorders. For many people who are afflicted with the disease of addiction, there is often a trauma history. With my training and experience, I am able to help these individuals simultaneously heal from their addiction, mental illness, and trauma.
If you are looking for support to help heal from your own past, I encourage you to reach out to me for more information.
American Mental Health Counselors Association
EMDR International Association
NAADAC The Association for Addiction Professionals
New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association
New Hampshire Disaster Behavioral Health Response Team
New Hampshire Mental Health Counselors Association