​​Ryan Smith Counseling Services L.L.C.,

Kearney Nebraska

About Ryan

Ryan Smith


Ryan has a very laid back approach to counseling and treatment.  He likes people to be able to come in and not feel judged, no matter what is going on that leads them to his office.  He sees people from all walks of life, voluntary clients, court ordered, mental health/substance abuse, kids, teens, and adults.  He has a master's degree in community counseling that he received from UNK following his bachelor's degree in psychology also received at UNK.  He is licensed to work with both mental health and substance abuse issues; he also does many evaluations for the courts/employers as a result of DUI's or positive drug tests.  

Ryan is dedicated to helping children and families reach their full potential.  ​Counseling can offer relief from many struggles one may face in life.  After a detailed assessment, clients will work with Ryan to develop an  individualized treatment plan to best meet their particular needs.  He offers flexible scheduling to avoid lost time from school or work. Chemical Dependency Evaluations also available.  

Ryan uses a collaborative approach in order to meet your needs.  Together, you and Ryan will discuss treatment goals and methods.

Some of his treatment modalities include:       

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy       
  • Systemic Therapy       
  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy

Give him a call and come in for a session to see if you think he would be a good fit for you.  He really feels this only works if you feel comfortable with who you are sitting across from.