About Dr. Ryles:
Dr. Bryan Ryles is a California Board of Psychology licensed psychologist, specializing in working with relational issues, depression and anxiety, and consultation for, and treatment of behavioral addictive disorders. He is also a Board licensed Marriage Family Therapist, and has worked with couples successfully for over 30 years.
Dr. Bryan Ryles has worked in almost every therapeutic milieu possible. He holds three clinical licenses, and two certifications: Licensed Psychologist in California and Georgia (inactive status), and Licensed Marriage Family Therapist in California. APA certified in treatment of addiction, and a certified QuitSmart trainer in smoking cessation.
Humana West Hills Hospital (West Hills, California): Primary senior staff therapist, worked in an inpatient residential CareUnit facility, treating adults with alcohol/substance use disorders. Individual/couple/family therapy, with multi-family therapy facilitation. 1987-1990
Private Practice (Woodland Hills, California): Worked as a licensed Marriage Family Therapist, and later (1997) as a clinical psychologist, with individuals, couples and families treating relational issues, affective disorders, and specializing in alcoholism/drug treatment on an outpatient basis. 1989-2001
Center for Psychological Services (Van Nuys, California): Worked with various cultural/ethnic/racial diverse adolescents/adults in an outpatient, community based therapy setting. Psychological testing and assessment. 1992-1993
California State University, Northridge (Northridge, California): Worked as a doctoral intern with a student population comprised of culturally/ethnic diverse young adult/adult students on an outpatient basis. Trained in critical stress debriefing by the American Red Cross and involved in emergency services post-Northridge earthquake in 1994. 1993-1994
San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center-Macdonald Carey East Valley Mental Health Center (North Hollywood, California): Worked as Assistant Program Director, Mental Health Clinician II, performing supervision of staff, extensive individual/group psychotherapy and case management, with outpatient treatment of chronically mentally ill individuals. Comprehensive interface with medical staff. 1994-1997
AllCare Behavioral Health Services (Encino, California): Psychological and Psycho-Educational assessment with children, adolescents, and teenagers, ages six to seventeen, in various L.A. County group homes and at Van Nuys Hospital Children's inpatient unit. 1998-1999
Medical Board of California Physician's Diversion Program (Sherman Oaks, California): Treatment/support group facilitator for the Medical Board's Diversion Program for impaired physicians, dentists, pharmacists, veterinarians, and other medical professionals, dealing with substance use disorders/mental health issues in a long term outpatient basis. 1998-2001
Private Practice (Athens, Georgia): Worked as a Georgia licensed Psychologist on an outpatient basis, treating individuals, couples and families with mental health/substance use disorders and consulted with private industry on work/peer relations in a corporate setting. 2001-2005
University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia): Worked handling referrals of students from the UGA on-campus counseling center, assisting students with adjustment issues, depression and anxiety and alcohol/drug substance use disorders. 2001-2005
Private Practice (Westlake Village, California): Psychotherapy with adults and couples, specializing in alcoholism/substance use disorders treatment, depression and anxiety disorders, and relationship therapy. Organizational consultation and critical incident debriefing for workplace/industrial business. 2006-Current
State Bar of California Lawyer's Assistance Program ( Woodland Hills, California): Treatment/support group facilitator for the State Bar's Lawyer's Assistance Program, working with impacted attorneys/Committee of Bar Examiner applicants. Assisting legal professionals dealing with primary alcohol/substance use disorders and/or mental health issues, primarily affective disorders. Long term outpatient program involving support group facilitation, monitoring, case consultation and committee review. 2007-Current