Ryan Forsell, M.S., LMFT

Adjunct Professor, Department of Marriage and Family Therapy

Phone: (626) 578-5803
Office Location: West Campus
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Ryan Forsell, M.S., LMFT, has spent much of the past 10 years helping emerging adults and their families navigate transitions of deconstruction, identity formation, and restoration from complex trauma. He began his therapeutic career in the world of community mental health, working with a variety of clients ranging from court-mandated youth to adults with severe mental health barriers. In 2017, Forsell simultaneously stepped into a private practice setting, where he has been able to continue cultivating his passions around emerging adults, couples in crisis, and equipping the next generation of clinicians.


  • M.S., Marital and Family Therapy, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2017
  • B.A., Christian Ministry, Azusa Pacific University, 2013


  • Restoration Therapy Level II

Academic Area

  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Marriage and Family Therapy


  • Couples in Conflict
  • Emerging-Adult Identity Formation
  • Families in Crisis
  • Navigating Belonging and Connection in the LGBTQ Community
  • Severe Mental Illness
  • Trauma Resiliency

Courses Taught

  • PPSY 557 – Couples Therapy