Last edited 03/01/2023
Ryan JaarsmaLicensed Psychologist
In Mountain Time
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What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?
As a child with a curious mind, I often wondered, “What makes people do what they do? What drives people to make the decisions they make?” As a result of this, I was drawn to psychology in college as a field to help me answer these questions, as well as to help me navigate my own thoughts, emotions, and decisions. The combination of these interests and traits led me to advanced training and toward a doctorate. In my 24 years in the field, I have worked in a variety of outpatient settings and have always been involved in supervision and teaching roles; being curious will do that. Lifelong learning and a desire to share what I’ve learned (in CBT, ACT, DBT, EMDR, EFCT, and motivational enhancement) have given me much information about finding the proper tools and perspective for the individual I’m working with.
LGBTQIA related issues
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Divorce & separation
Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare
Nippon Life Insurance Company of America
Types of Therapy
Marriage & Couples Counseling
Young Adults (18-24)
Treatment Approaches / Modalities
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Training / Certifications
EMDR Certification 2020
- Colorado, Licensed Psychologist, PSY.0005215
Wheaton College, Doctorate of Psychology, Clinical Psychology, 1998
My Pre-Doctoral Psychology Internship was at Western Michigan University, in their University Counseling and Testing Center.
I work with you to understand where you are at, and what therapeutic options (using concepts from CBT, ACT, and attachment theory) are likely to be helpful to you. If you feel stuck in life, or symptoms of depression, anxiety, and relationship conflicts are bogging you down, we will work together to understand what is going on with you and explore ideas and interventions to help move forward.
Frequently Asked Questions About Ryan Jaarsma, Licensed Psychologist
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Ryan Jaarsma, Licensed Psychologist, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Ryan Jaarsma accepting new clients?
Yes, Ryan Jaarsma is accepting new clients for online therapy in Colorado.
Does Ryan Jaarsma accept insurance?
Yes, Ryan Jaarsma accepts insurance, including Aetna, Cigna, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Nippon Life Insurance Company of America, Optum, Oscar Health, Oxford Health Plans, UMR and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).
What types of therapy does Ryan Jaarsma offer?
Ryan Jaarsma offers therapy for couples and individuals.
Does Ryan Jaarsma offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in Colorado can book Ryan Jaarsma for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Ryan Jaarsma offer online therapy?
Yes, Ryan Jaarsma offers online therapy via video sessions and phone sessions to people in Colorado.
How quickly can I see Ryan Jaarsma?
Ryan Jaarsma typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Ryan Jaarsma speak?
Ryan Jaarsma conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Ryan Jaarsma online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Ryan Jaarsma online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.
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