About

NewTides Counseling and Wellness of Bend Oregon was established by Ryan Cheney, Licensed Professional Counselor, based off the dream to build a clinic that is dedicated to helping people pursue a thriving, happy, and fulfilled life.

At NewTides Counseling and Wellness, our mission is to offer a variety of scientifically-based services for individuals, couples, and families. We work in a safe and collaborative environment to help clients achieve their goals from an approach that includes many perspectives and modalities. We maintain a foundation of attachment-focused, client-centered, strength based approaches including: Interpersonal Neurobiology, Somatic Response, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Brief Solutions Focused Work (SFBT), Emotion Focused Therapy for couples (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Brainspotting to name a few.

 

About Ryan Cheney

I’m a Counselor, Supervisor, and Consultant who provides therapy for adolescents and adults including individual, couples, and families. I also offer clinical supervision services and performance counseling/coaching.

I believe the mind, like the body, has the innate ability to grow, change, and heal regardless of what you have experienced or what you are currently going through. My approach is to join you in a collaborative partnership to help you identify your goals and to establish how you want to approach making changes.

I continue to pursue education and follow the continual growth of knowledge in the field of Interpersonal Neurobiology. This field has shown us that neuroplasticity allows for new connections to form in our brain and mind. These changes continue throughout our lifespan giving positive scientific evidence for the hope of progress and healing no matter where we are in life. This research also tells us that one of the most powerful agents of change is being in a safe, empathic relationship.

The foundation of how I work relies on developing a collaborative, safe, and therapeutic relationship with my clients. I strive for the practice and use of scientifically based interventions while also considering the uniqueness we each bring to the human experience. This includes looking at problems through your perceived perceptions, thoughts, feelings, values, beliefs, convictions, and conclusions to help direct our treatment approach.

On A More Personal Note:
I was fortunate to grow up in Bend, Oregon enjoying all that it has to offer. I love playing in the Central Oregon wilderness: mountain biking in the high country, hiking along the Deschutes River with my family, climbing, camping, skiing and much more. Along with my affection for spending time outside, I have discovered a passion for helping people achieve their potential and discover healing through our work together.

Professional Experience:

I have dedicated myself to learning how to help others through research, education, and practice for the past 15 years. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Whitworth University and received a Master’s of Science degree from Oregon State University in Clinical Mental Health. I have worked in both private practice and community mental health settings throughout my career. For over the last four years I have been working with Deschutes County Behavioral Health (DCBH) where I have filled the roles of Crisis clinician, Behavioral Health Assessment clinician, and a clinician for an adult outpatient setting in Bend and La Pine serving a wide range of mental health diagnosis and ages. I’m currently a nationally accredited Clinical Supervisor and have been the Clinical Supervisor for the DCBH South County Hub. The DCBH South County Hub served all mental health diagnosis and age ranges for Southern Deschutes County and Northern Klamath County. I have a special interest and advanced training in trauma work and the study of Interpersonal Neurobiology. I recently transitioned out of Deschutes County Behavioral Health to pursue a dream of owning my own private practice. All of this leading to founding NewTides Counseling and Wellness.

I use a variety of counseling techniques, theories, and modalities to help you achieve the best possible outcomes. I generally take a person-centered and strength-based approach believing that the mind and body can and wants to optimize, learn, and heal. I have been trained in many modalities including, but not limited to: Interpersonal Neurobiology and somatic response psychotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Brainspotting, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Brief Solutions Focused Work (SFBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), and Advanced Crisis Intervention through Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) to name a few. I also generally emphasize focus on healing attachment wounds through the wisdom of Attachment Theory and psychodynamic principles as humans need healthy, connected relationships to truly thrive.

Areas of specialization include:
Experienced trauma and abuse, vicarious trauma, anxiety/stress, mood disorders, wellness management, depression, anger, PTSD, career transitions, grieving and loss, family of origin issues, financial stress, couples/marriage counseling, adolescent challenges, mental performance counseling, and coaching.