Robert A Ryan
- Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of South Dakota-Vermillion
Robert has a doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of South Dakota-Vermillion. He is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, and was given the name Mato Topa (Four Bear) in a tribal naming ceremony. Dr. Ryan is also a Native American Traditional Dancer. Dr. Ryan has worked in adolescent and adult outpatient and residential chemical dependency (alcohol and other drugs) treatment programs since 1983. He has fourteen years of experience in adolescent residential treatment programs. He was licensed and certified in the mental health and addiction counseling areas. Dr. Ryan was a master addiction counselor, licensed professional counselor, certified chemical dependency counselor, licensed clinical mental health counselor and certified alcohol and drug counselor. He is partially retired, teaches Native American Psychology classes (Values and Healing) at Portland State University 2004-Present. He was a part time Consulting Psychology for the Warm Springs Tribe Counseling Center from 2009-2011. Dr. Ryan also consults for other treatment programs, been an expert witness in criminal justice cases and teaches college courses in chemical dependency counseling, Indian mental health and Native American Psychology.