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ryan thomas neace, MA, LPC, NCC, CCMHC


About Ryan

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 16 years.   He is the Founder and Clinical Director at Change, Inc., meaning it’s his job to oversee all clinical functions and roles within our environment, and to provide vision and direction for our treatment approach and protocol.

Ryan 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).  His writings have been featured by American Counseling Association, the Huffington Post, the Society for Human Resource Management, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and more.

Ryan has 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.  Ryan also has special interest and experience being with entrepreneurs and C-Level/Suite executives through difficult interpersonal work.

From Ryan:

Most people struggle giving themselves permission to be fully human — the voices we hear or don’t hear from a relatively early age often communicate that we’re too much or too little. And even when our early voices are healthier, we can still lose our way somewhere along the journey. So, I’m best suited to help folks who are looking for someone to just be human with, and to find that elusive sense of being okay in one’s own skin. I really believe people can grow and change, if they’re willing to face themselves.  My hope is to be a source of insight, safety, and clarification.

Those who can sit in silence with their fellowman not knowing what to say but knowing that they should be there, who are not afraid to hold a hand in gratitude, to shed tears in grief, or to let a sigh of distress arise straight from the heart, can break through paralyzing boundaries and witness the birth of a new fellowship – the fellowship of the broken.

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Change, Inc. South Kingshighway:

5859 S. Kingshighway Boulevard

St. Louis, MO 63109

Change, Inc. South Hampton & 44:

3460 Hampton Avenue, Suite 204

St. Louis, MO 63139 



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