Lia Ryan (she/her)

Accepting Clients

I am a queer-affirming white neurodivergent nonbinary trans woman working with adults navigating life changes of all types.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Denver, CO


About My Clients

I'm passionate about challenging circumstances that make positive self-worth and self-realization difficult, difficulty that often arises in trying to find supports that work to recognize and understand you. What I've learned from those who helped me is the importance of creating spaces where the important parts of ourselves feel safer, safe enough to show up. My hope is create these spaces together, with particular attention to trans, nonbinary, and (neuro)queer clients.

My Background and Approach

My path to counseling passed through my volunteer work while in another career, and my practice is informed by my own experiences as a person seeking mental health support, as well as my work with others who shared they have struggled to find providers who they felt understood them. My professional training is as a social worker, and most of the past four years I have worked almost exclusively with people facing medical and economic crises. My continuing education has focused on trauma-related stress and the ways that medicine and mental health services frequently place the burden of recovery on individuals regardless of their circumstances. I am a nonbinary trans feminine person who has both worked in and navigated systems of care related to gender affirmation. I have experience as a professional and community member creating interpersonal relationships and communities that respond to the unique care needs of those involved.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I strive to work in accordance with anti-racist action, abolition, and solidarity with queer, disabled, and mad communities. I believe housing is both health care and a human right, and try to align with efforts to reduce harm and stigma associated with certain types of living, coping, and survival. I work to remain COVID conscious as a practitioner. I hope to reduce the negative impacts of medicalization, pathologization, and currents of curative forms of care while also working to support access to care with a sense of transparency and collaboration.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $50 - 125/session


720-588-2058 Email Lia
50 S Steele Street
Suite 950
Denver, CO 80209

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