Who Am I

Jane Ryan, M.A. LMFT

Founder and Director of Ryan Couples Therapy

Credentials, Experience, and Training:


  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Lutheran University
  • Couples Therapy Training in The Developmental Model for Couples, The Couples Institute
  • AASECT Certified Sex Therapist

Clinical Specialty: Intimate Relationships; Sex Therapy; Deep-Dive Soul Work for Women

Couple Therapy:
$225 for 60 minutes
$275 for 90 minutes

Individual Therapy
$175 for 60 minutes
$225 for 90 minutes

Monday 10 am – 3:00 pm
Tuesday 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wednesday 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Friday: 8 am to 12noon

Contact: (253) 209-2365

Who Am I:

I received my Masterʼs Degree from Pacific Lutheran University Marriage and Family Therapy program in 1998. I have been practicing therapy ever since. I cannot imagine having a different career because being a therapist is “in my bones”.

Practicing therapy feels completely authentic to how I naturally think, see the world, experience and observe emotions in myself and others, and feel empathy and compassion when witnessing anotherʼs pain and struggles.

In 2015, I received my certification from The Couples Institute in Menlo Park, California, when I completed their internationally-respected training in the The Developmental Model for Couples. (www.couplesinstitute.com) This training taught me a core set of skills and principles I use with all of my clients, allowing me to work most effectively with even the most extremely distressed and disheartened clients.

In 2019, I completed the sex therapy certificate program from the Institute for Sexuality Education and Enlightenment. This training has allowed me to cultivate and strengthen my specialty as a sex therapist.

My Strengths and Specialities Include:

  • 20+ years of experience as a practicing therapist
  • Innate ability to be compassionate and empathetic
  • Highly Intuitive

I have been an observer, listener, and encourager of others all of my life in many different roles: daughter, sister, friend, wife, mother, and therapist. 

My Clinical Specialities Include:

  • Helping clients cultivate deeply intimate relationships comprised of authentic, vibrant connection
  • Addressing sexual issues from a sex-positive and affirming stance
  • Infidelity recovery
  • Helping clients master the art of respectful, courageous, and authentic communication
  • Helping clients 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
  • Helping clients envision the relationship they truly desire
  • Helping clients transform their pain and misunderstandings and create a vibrant, fulfilling, and deeply satisfying relationship
  • Helping women cultivate an enlivened connection to their soul and their life’s purpose
  • Helping women cultivate a deeply rooted belonging to their truest essence, their innate wisdom, and to the mystery of the cosmos

I Help Clients Create Relationships of …

  • Sexual vibrancy, authenticity, and fulfillment
  • Intimacy (physical, emotional, spiritual)
  • Compassion for self and other
  • Respect and Curiosity
  • Trust
  • Energized, organic eroticism
  • Balance, Integration, Wholeness
  • Connection to their own sacred wisdom and soul

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