Our Founder

Ryan Thomas Neace

Ryan Thomas Neace holds a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, and has a comprehensive background in mental health, entrepreneurialism, and education that spans several states and over 13 years.  He is currently pursuing a PhD in Counselor Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, ranked second nationally of all Counselor Education programs.  Ryan is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Nationally Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC).  He is the founder and lead therapist at Change, Inc..  His writings have been featured by American Counseling Association, the Huffington Post, the Society for Human Resource Management, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and more.

Ryan has extensive counseling experience with anxiety, depression, drug/alcohol abuse/addiction, sexual and identity struggles, existential crises, thematic or recurring problems in relationships, and difficulties related to religious or spiritual matters, including problems arising from involvement with religious groups or spiritual abuse.

From Ryan:

I’m best suited to help folks who are looking for a therapist that is every bit as human as they are — someone who is professional and non-judgmental, but equally down-to-earth.  I really believe that people can grow and change, so long as they are willing to face themselves.  My hope is to be a source of insight, safety, and clarification when they do.

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A Favorite Quote from Fr. Henri Nouwen’s, Out of Solitude:

“Those who can sit in silence with their fellowman not knowing what to say but knowing that they should be there, who are not afraid to hold a hand in gratitude, to shed tears in grief, or to let a sigh of distress arise straight from the heart, can break through paralyzing boundaries and witness the birth of a new fellowship – the fellowship of the broken.”

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Some portions of this page used from our St. Louis Counseling site.