RYAN THOMAS NEACE, MA, LPC, NCC, CCMHC
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 20 years. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Missouri and the Commonwealth of Virginia. He also holds the most advanced credential offered by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as a Board Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC). Ryan is the Founder of Change, Inc. which he opened in August of 2013 with no employees, 3 empty offices, and the couch from his basement. True story! In the years which have passed since, Change, Inc. has around 20-staff and is now conducting over 1200 sessions per month.
In July of 2019, Ryan announced his plans to take an indefinite sabbatical from his full counseling caseload to focus full-time on his role as CEO at Change, Inc., a move he executed upon fully by June of 2020. In that role, it’s his job to make major company decisions, manage our overall operations and resources, and act as our main source of global vision and development.
“Change, Inc. was created to be a place that clinicians are free to focus on helping others get healthy and, as a primary means to do that, helping themselves get healthy. That’s our primary emphasis. In employment relationships (and really, all relationships), we find that in order to make it work, we have to establish some protocol and some rules — they’re a way to establish trust, which anchors us during our difficult work. So, we have enough obligations to make things work, to help things make sense, but the real depth is ‘by invitation only,’ meaning we can bring folks into the environment, we can pitch them on all the virtues of what it means to be yourself, to live authentically, to bring that vulnerable pursuit into the therapy room. But we can never force them to do that because it requires clinicians to confront themselves, and that takes courage and support. Our clinicians do this difficult work, and it ends up meaning that in the longterm, they are self-aware, self-knowledgeable, powerful, compelling persons in their own right. So, do you see?! Not just compelling therapists — compelling, integrated persons! If we do our own work in this way, we will inevitably help clients. Their lives will cannot help but be changed.”
“I have great confidence that truth is buoyant.”
ST. LOUIS COunseling Locations
NOW IN ONE EXPANDED & IMPROVED LOCATION TO SERVE YOU BETTER!
Change, Inc. South Hampton & 44:
3460 Hampton Avenue, Suite 204
St. Louis, MO 63139
Monday through Friday // 9a to 3p
Saturday // 12p to 3p
Contacts received before 3pm:
- returned the same business day
Contacts received after 3pm or on the Sundays:
- returned the next business day
314-669-6242 / 877-5-CHANGE (524-2643)
7 DAYS PER WEEK:
10am to 9pm