Ken Ryan, MC, GMHS

MA, Community Counseling, Seattle University
BA, English & Education, Boston College

Adjunct Faculty, Counseling (COUN)

Phone: (206) 355-0356


Ken Ryan, MC, GMHS, is a supervisor of mental health services to older adults at Navos. He has been a mental health therapist for over 25 years, providing counseling, case management, day treatment, residential services, and emergency services to individuals with mental illness.  He has extensive experience conducting workshops for both professional and non-professional staff on such topics as: diagnosis, assessment, mental illness, dementia, depression, delirium, and dealing with problem behavior. Ken is also an adjunct faculty member in both the Graduate School of Counseling at Seattle University and in the Extension School of Social Work at the University of Washington.

Ken is a graduate of Seattle University’s Community Counseling Program (1991). He was a TA in clinical classes from 1991 – 1998, and he has been an adjunct faculty member since 1998. Ken primarily teaches clinical counseling courses: Basic Counseling Skills, Counseling Lab, and Group Counseling. He has able taught such courses as Community Mental Health and Diagnosis and Assessment

Teaching interests

  • Clinical counseling skills
  • Mental health

Recent grants and awards

  • King County Mental Health Exemplary Service Awards – Service Innovation; King County – Department of Community & Human Services
  • Promoting Global Social Welfare; Soongsil University, Hanju Foundation – Seoul, Korea