Area of interests include:

  • Couples Therapy & Family Therapy
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Trauma
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Faith Crisis

Ryan C. Smith, MA, LAMFT

Ryan Smith is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT). Clients quickly learn to trust Ryan and his style of therapy. He helps clients take ownership of personal vulnerability and uncertainty, find new permissions to family rules in mobilizing experiences of real healing. Ryan’s empathic style developed through his own life experience and opportunities is a keystone to his approach in counseling.

He works with individuals and couples experiencing infidelity, trauma (i.e., sexual abuse), life transitions, military families, self-esteem issues, depression, anxiety, addiction issues (pornography, substance use), hopelessness, suicidal thoughts and communication issues. Ryan believes that the quality of our lives follows the quality of our relationships. He is committed to helping families achieve their therapeutic outcomes.

He earned his B.A. through Brigham Young University while studying abroad in South Korea at Kyung Hee University. He also earned a minor at BYU in Military Science.

Ryan has two M.A. degrees. First, he studied Religious Education at Brigham Young University in 2012 to fulfill military chaplain requirements. He was also an Active Duty Army Officer at defense logistics military training center Virginia, Fort Lee.  

His second Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University where he specialized in Systemic Attachment-based, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Experiential, Family Systems, Gottman Method, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Brief Strategic Couples Therapy (BSCT), and Structural Family Therapy. Ryan has worked in residential, in and outpatient settings.

Ryan also enjoys oil painting, drawing, guitar, singing, piano, and physical activities including dancing, triathlons, rock climbing, road & mountain biking, kayaking, skiing, and weightlifting. He does not take lightly the privilege to hold therapeutic experiences with clients. 

  • ryan@holladayfamilies.com
  • (801) 810-8309