Ryan Thomas Neace holds a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, and has a comprehensive background in mental health, entrepreneurialism, and education that spans several states and over 15 years. He is the founder and clinical/managing director at Change, Inc., and is currently pursuing a PhD in Counselor Education at the University of MissouriSt. Louis. Ryan is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Nationally Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC)., with extensive counseling experience with anxiety, depression, drug/alcohol abuse/addiction, sexual and identity struggles (including LGBTQ+ issues), existential crises, thematic or recurring problems in relationships, and difficulties related to religious or spiritual matters, including problems arising from involvement with religious groups or spiritual abuse. His writings have been featured by American Counseling Association, the Huffington Post, the Society for Human Resource Management, the St. Louis PostDispatch, and more.