About Me

Inner Life Consulting and Inner Life Ministry were formed in 1999 by Dr. Christopher Ryan, D. Min., MSW, LICSW, CEAP, SAP. The areas of service focus on two areas: Training and development to organizational and HR leadership to help equip the organization to manage the “human nature” element and challenges; and Professional counseling for individual and couple’s needs, as well as personal and business coaching. Christopher Ryan is Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and a Doctor of Divinity/Ministry, with a focus on teaching, leadership development, counseling and coaching. He provides counseling and psychotherapy for adolescents (19 and up), adult individuals, parenting consultation, and pre-marital and married couples.

Dr. Ryan is also a Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP), providing consultation and “coaching” services to employees and employers. He has been a keynote speaker and trainer in many industries throughout New England and abroad. Chris is an expert in Human Resource and Leadership consulting and organizational risk management. He has extensive experience assisting organizations with difficult change and trauma in the workplace. Chris also works closely with many Churches, assisting ministers and leaders to best deal with challenges they face in vocational ministry. Chris is also a qualified Substance Abuse Professional, trained to evaluate those with DOT licenses under the federal guidelines upon a violation of the regulations.

Dr. Ryan’s areas of clinical interest and specialty include: assessment and treatment of depression and anxiety, trauma, ADHD, sexual addiction and chemical addiction, family issues, couples and marital issues, interpersonal conflict and relationship issues, struggles with “boundaries”, grief/loss, and faith-based concerns and growth. Chris is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Exposure Therapy; both of which are modern treatment interventions for trauma and intensive emotional distress. Chris also has expertise on human resource consulting and management consulting. He has conducted Fitness for Duty evaluations for employers and multiple other risk-related and critical incident type of responses.