Ryan C. VanWyk - PsyD, LP

Ryan C. VanWyk - PsyD, LP

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My Areas of Practice

Eating Disorders, Trauma, Attachment, Co-Occurring Disorders, Addiction, Relationships, Anxiety, Depression and Mood Disorders, Mindfulness Based interventions, Body Centered interventions, Spirituality, Grief and Loss

General Information

Gender: Male

Practicing Since: 2010

Accepting New Patients: Yes


Practices at

Melrose Center St Louis Park
3525 Monterey Drive
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Education & Certifications

MN State Licensure

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD): Fuller Graduate School of Psychology
Clinical Psychology
Pasadena, CA

Master of Arts in Psychology (MA): Fuller Graduate School of Psychology
Clinical Psychology
Pasadena, CA

Bachelor of Arts (BA): St. Olaf College
Psychology & Religion
Northfield, MN

Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Hazelden Foundation
Center City, MN

Pre-Doctoral Internship: Hazelden Foundation
Center City, MN

Master of Arts in Theology (MAT) : Fuller Theological Seminary
Pasadena, CA

Professional Associations & Awards

American Psychological Association

Association for Contextual Behavioral Science

Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

The Society for Psychoanalytic Studies


I am a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in St. Louis Park and St. Paul, MN.  I am also a behavioral science officer in the MN Army National Guard.  I completed my doctoral studies in clinical psychology at the Graduate School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary.  I completed my pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Hazelden Foundation (now Hazelden/Betty Ford Foundation).  I spent an additional 1½ years working at Hazelden before moving to Park Nicollet Melrose Center, where I am one of the primary therapists in the Eating Disorders and Chemical Dependency (EDCD) program.  The experience of working for these national leaders in the treatment of chemical dependency and eating disorders provided excellent experience, education, and training and also revealed the significant contribution made by trauma and resulting affect dysregulation to the development and maintenance of both chemical dependency and eating disorders.  Helping people whose lives have been disrupted by trauma has led to an ongoing pursuit of training and education in how to effectively help traumatized people heal.  

I have completed advanced trainings in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (a body-centered approach to working with trauma), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), a psychodynamic model of therapy utilizing relationally embedded emotional mindfulness.  My work with clients is specifically informed by the field of Interpersonal Neurobiology, an interdisciplinary field at the intersection of research and clinical work that synthesizes the latest findings from the fields of mindfulness, neuroscience, attachment, intersubjectivity, and other consilient disciplines to inform an understanding of both the person and the practice of therapists.  The work of helping people heal from past trauma is an immense privilege and serves as the primary motivation in my ongoing personal and professional development.