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Todd Ryser-Oatman

Todd Ryser-Oatman

Hello and welcome! 

My name is Dr. Todd Ryser-Oatman (he, him, his) and I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of South Florida Counseling Center. I received my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kentucky, where I studied LGBTQ+ well-being. I received my B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Davis, and my M.S. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kentucky. Outside of my clinical work, I like to read, play video games, hunt for shells on the beach, hike, and go on adventures for new food spots in the diverse and beautiful Tampa Bay area! I look forward to meeting you and working together to learn about your passions and promote your growth! 

In therapy, my goal is to meet you where you are at in your self-development journey. I strive to create a safe and courageous space for reflection, vulnerability, and challenge through humor, warmth, and honest feedback. I enjoy helping clients explore their relationships to other people and to themselves, highlighting how themes in their relationships connect to achieving goals. I also emphasize the strengths clients already have during your change process and use them to explore a desired future they want to collaboratively work toward. To this end, I emphasize Interpersonal and Solution-Focused therapeutic styles.  

Clinical interests: LGBTQ+ identity development and well-being, trauma, family, intimate partner violence, grief, disordered eating, body image health, depression, social justice, and cultural humility.  

Approach to supervision/training: Solution-Focused Supervision and Bernard and Goodyear’s Discrimination Model. 

Languages spoken: Fluent in English.  

Affiliations/Roles: I am a current member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the APA Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.