Meet the team

Jane Ryan, Founder and Director of Ryan Couples Therapy, carefully chooses all her team members. When adding therapists to her team, she intentionally looks for therapists whose passion and focus is helping couples create vibrant, healthy and strong relationships.

Jane trains all of her therapists to use The Developmental Model for Couples created by Dr. Ellyn Bader and Dr. Peter Pearson of The Couples Institute in Menlo Park, California. (www.

As part of day to day business here at Ryan Couples Therapy, we practice what we preach in terms of creating strong, healthy relationships. Our team of therapists meet regularly for sup- port, consultation, encouragement and inspiring new ways to help each other bring the highest quality of therapy to all clients who come to us for help. If you are interested in being part of the growing team at Ryan Therapy Services, please visit our employment page.

Meet our Team Members…

Ambree Kartes, M.A. LMFTA

My Clinical Specialties Include:

I strive to provide therapy services that are quality and holistic. The heart of my work is empowering you to live your life to the fullest and to feel your best self. I do so by creating a safe holding environment to compassionately listen to your story in order to find healing solutions for lifelong change. For couples, I can work with you and your partner to rekindle the trust, intimacy, and the connection you may be longing for.

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Jane Ryan, M.A. LMFT


Couples Sessions $175 for 90 minutes
Individual Sessions $140 for 60 minutes; $175 for 90 minutes.

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Tuesday 8:30 to 5pm;
Wednesday 12noon to 9pm;
Thursday 8am to 2pm.
Tacoma office contact (253) 209-2365

My Clinical Specialties Include:

  • Addressing sexual issues from a sex positive and affirming stance (for couples and individuals).
  • Infidelity recovery.
  • Couples experiencing breast cancer.
  • Helping couples master the art of respectful, courageous and authentic communication.
  • Helping couples master the art of listening to the heart and soul of their partner.
  • Helping couples develop compassion and empathy for each other even when they are in conflict.
  • Teaching couples how to heal from past hurts, envision the relationship they truly desire and transform their pain and misunderstandings into a vibrant, fulfilling and deeply satisfying relationship.

I help couples create relationships of…

  • Sexual vibrancy, authenticity and fulfillment
  • Intimacy (physical and emotional)
  • Respect and curiosity
  • Secure attachment balanced with energized organic eroticism
  • Balance. Helping couples have time for nurturing their relationship together and also time for each partner to grow as an individual.

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