Ryan Heapy MA, AMFT
It’s time to live a meaningful, purpose filled, satisfied, healthy, and powerful life. Peace and happiness should no longer be something thats going to happen sometime in the future, but something you can have now.
I’m Ryan Heapy, MA, AMFT, I offer some of the most researched, evidenced-based, and effective therapeutic treatments available. I’ve helped people battle back the symptoms of depression, quiet the noise of anxiety, reduce the charge of trauma and get past the past. My experience reaches people in all walks of life: from professional athletes, to those having difficulty performing daily activities, from high-powered executives to those looking for work, from musicians and artists, to those trying to find their passion and fulfillment, even to other psychotherapists themselves. So wherever you may find yourself on the journey of life I'm confident in helping you, as I have with so many others.
Ryan Heapy, MA, AMFT #99655.
Throughout my career I have been trained by some of the highest regarded therapists, psychologists, and professionals in the field. As one of the few people in Orange County, Comprehensively Trained™ in DBT, trained in EMDR, and trained in Narrative therapy; I am uniquely equipped to give you tangible skills to effectively live your life and gain a new perspective on how to overcome your problems. I have also spent years teaching mindfulness practices and mindfulness based stress reduction techniques in ways that make the practice easy to grasp so that you can start applying the skill to make an impact in all areas of your life.
In addition to my experience and training, I’ve also been there, and I get it. I know what it’s like to be the one sitting on the couch, trying to rebuild a life after a crippling disorder. It was my therapists that gave me the hope, resilience, and power to thrive. Now I’m here to help you transform your life and begin living your best.
Ryan Heapy, MA, AMFT
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #99655
Supervised through the Institute of Advanced Studies (I.A.S.)
by Dr. HeleneMickey Wilson, LMFT #49203
Therapy and Counseling for Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Addiction.
5020 Campus Dr. Newport Beach, CA 92660
Close to Near the Irvine and Costa Mesa Border.
I strongly believe one of most important factors of high quality therapy/counseling is trust. My aim is to create a unique space where you have the opportunity to be your most authentic self. A place where you can be open and comfortable for honest exploration without fear of shame or judgment.
I understand just how difficult it can be to talk about some of the most personal parts of your life with someone who’s initially a total stranger, so I want to emphasize the aspect of confidentiality and what goes on in our sessions stays strictly between us. Trust is truly something I value and honor above all else.
Therapy & Counseling Tailored Specifically for You.
Anxiety and Depression
Anxiety and Depression keep us from getting everything we really want in life. Depression may keep us from going after our goals and even stop us from getting out of bed
Anxiety can be equally crippling, keeping us up all night, lost in thought when we need to be focused, and creating irrational fear stopping us dead in our tracks. Reducing the effects of anxiety and depression can be a truly liberating experience.
Trauma and Addiction
I want to help you get past your past. Traumatic memories and events often keep us from going after what we really want in life. Sexual trauma may keep us from healthy relationships, childhood trauma may keep us from feeling worthy or loved, medical trauma may keep us from being physically healthy, and other serious traumatic events might even keep us from ever wanting to leave the house.
Equally, addiction keeps us from becoming our best, costing us money, jobs, relationships and dreams. Navigating a path out of addiction can be incredibly difficult, often filled with shame, guilt, and relapse. Having someone highly experienced in helping others find success in this journey can give you accountability, wisdom and save you disappointment.
I want you to actualize your full potential. To stop getting in the way of your dreams and visions for a fulfilling, satisfied life, breaking through fear and personal resistance. Finding the abilities to work both harder, smarter and more efficient.
I can help you find that meaning, purpose, and personal responsibility to gain satisfaction in your life, career, and relationships.
”Over the years I have seen a handful of therapists, and although they were all helpful, Mr. Heapy was the one therapist who really helped me turn my life around. I finally have control of my anxiety and am happy for the first time in years. Ryan is very intelligent, yet incredibly relatable. Never once did I feel like I was just another patient and I always knew he actually really cared.” - KL
“I highly recommend!! Very knowledgeable and I found him so helpful!!” - CH
”Working with Ryan made me feel accepted and seen - his compassionate nature helped me to heal those places that initially felt too dark to go. I highly recommend him. Ryan will make you feel at ease - he is present, warm and compassionate, while also helping to provide insight and maintaining an authentic connection.” - MJ
“A gifted empathetic therapist” - MW
“When I met Ryan I immediately felt at ease talking to him and sharing some of the struggles I’ve faced in my life. Having a Masters in Counseling myself I know that it can be hard for people to find someone they are comfortable opening up to. He listened, was very knowledge and genuinely cared about what I was telling him. I definitely would recommend him to anyone who is struggling with the crazy challenges that we all face from time to time.” - MM
I Provide Treatments Proven to Work.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
DBT is one of the most researched, proven effective types of therapy in the world. As one of the few Comprehensively Trained™ therapists in Orange County, I want to be able to give you these concepts to live a skillful, empowered life.
DBT is composed of 4 major components: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Emotion Regulation. They can be implemented altogether as a program of skills, or integrated in an as needed skill basis.
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing is a revolutionary therapy in which your own brain is doing the processing of traumatic memories and maladaptive behaviors. EMDR is quickly becoming the gold standard in trauma treatment. People have found incredible success processing past traumas such as war, mass shootings, childhood abuse, and sexual assault. This integrative psychotherapy technique can be used when the trauma may be just too difficult to talk about. Current research is showing that treatment gains come about quicker and more efficient than typical Cognitive Behavioral Talk Therapy.
Mindfulness is all the rage these days, and for good reason. Science and research are showing us just how profound these practices can be for anxiety, focus, and attention. Its benefits also include significant decrease in insomnia, increased job performance and creativity as well as overall happiness. My own mindfulness practice over the last decade has been transformational. Unfortunately many people think mindfulness is just sitting in timed silence, which can only help us get further lost in thought. Throughout my years of teaching mindfulness to clients, I’ve found a number of ways to make the practice something anyone can grasp in order to quickly receive the benefits without having to go through the frustration of just sitting in silence.
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #99655
Trained in EMDR from EMDR Professional Training™
Comprehensively Trained™ in DBT from The Linehan Institute
Narrative Therapy training from Pepperdine’s Community Counseling Clinic
Masters in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University (with Honors)
Bachelors from California State University, Long Beach
Services / Fees
* Individual Therapy
* Child / Teen Therapy
* Family Therapy
* Couples Therapy
- 15 minute phone consultation- FREE
- 90 minute Intake - $150
- 50 minute typical session - $150
- Phone Sessions also available.
Out-of-network reimbursement (Superbills) may be available depending on your insurance.
Sliding scale may be available on an as needed basis.