About Ryan Kaplan
Ryan is a clinical psychologist with extensive experience in working with adults and young people. He has worked in private practice for a number of years, and his experience also spans both the adult and youth public mental health sectors.
Ryan is passionate about mental health. He has a wealth of experience in assisting people with depression, anxiety and related difficulties including social anxiety, phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorders. He has particular expertise in men’s mental health, and in helping people who are struggling with body image problems, especially body dysmorphic disorder.
Ryan also provides psychotherapy and counselling for executives and high net-worth individuals, drawing on his many years of experience working in the corporate world in a diverse range of industries including banking and finance, information technology, manufacturing, marketing and fast-moving consumer goods.
Ryan works with his clients in a warm and empathic way, using evidence-based interventions. His approach draws on a range of psychotherapeutic frameworks including cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and other mindfulness-based therapies, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and existential psychotherapy, theory and philosophy.
Ryan is also affiliated with Swinburne University as an honorary researcher, and is on the board of directors of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA).
Ryan was the instigator and lead member of the working group charged with the development of the APS ethical guidelines for working with male clients. He was also a key reference group member for the development of Orygen Youth Health's young men's mental health policy document. He also previously served on the national committee of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists as student representative. More recently, Ryan was invited by the APS to be a key contributor and reviewer for the APS practice guidelines for psychological evaluation of patients undergoing cosmetic procedures.
Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)
Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Psychology)
Member, Australian Psychological Society (APS)
Member, Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA)
Member, International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Foundation (IOCDF)