Equinox RTC Welcomes Primary Therapist Ryan Bell, LCMHC, LCAS-A
Equinox is pleased to announce that Ryan Bell has joined the clinical team as a Primary Therapist. Ryan Bell is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist. He received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from The University of South Carolina and his Master’s degree from Western Carolina University. Ryan approaches his counseling with a focus on vulnerability and emotional safety.
“We have been working with Ryan Bell for years at Equinox as the students in his wilderness group were often great fits for our program,” says Executive Director John Moore. “When we had the opportunity to bring him on to our already talented clinical team, it was a no-brainer. Ryan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with him to Equinox that will certainly make an immediate impact on our students and their families.”
Ryan’s journey to Equinox’s beautiful woodland setting was a winding one. Ryan has worked with adolescents for the last two decades in a variety of settings including summer camps, a boarding school, juvenile detention, homeless shelters, community mental health centers, and wilderness therapy. The variety of experiences and work with students all have one common directive: connection. At Equinox, this translates to increasing connection with one’s self through self-awareness and mindfulness, the connection to the world around us through our personal spiritual practices, and finally the connection to others.
With the goal of increasing connections, Ryan operates from a framework of mindfulness, person-centered counseling, motivational interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). He is passionate about supporting adolescents as they grow and transition into adulthood.
About Equinox RTC
Equinox is a trauma-informed residential treatment center for young men ages 14-18 who struggle with relational trauma, grief, anxiety, and depression. The clinical team at Equinox specializes in the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) for long-lasting change.