Ryli Webster is a licensed independent clinical social worker with experience in individual, couples, group, and family therapy. She has worked around the country with people from various backgrounds, cultures, and age groups.
Ryli received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Georgia State University. During her undergraduate studies, she was a college athlete and academically concentrated on sociology, gender and sexuality, while she completed research and practice internships in community psychology through the Youth Development Program. Ryli continued her studies at Boston University where she received a Master's degree in Social Work. She had clinical training and experience with specialty LGBTQ health centers in Boston, including Fenway Community Health and the Justice Resource Institute at the Sidney Borum Jr. Community Health Center and Boston GLASS (Gay and Lesbian Adolescent Social Services) Community Center. She served as a BU Fellow for a Suicide Education Enhancement Project dedicated to suicide prevention.
Ryli has worked in many settings, including private practice, community health centers, outpatient substance abuse treatment, and outreach and community programs. Her professional experiences also include certified HIV testing and counseling, family planning, and music therapy. Before joining the University of Washington, Ryli was a therapist in Counseling and Psychological Services at Cornell University in New York.
Her approach to therapy is client-centered and emphasizes a warm, empathic, non-judgmental, and collaborative environment. She uses theories to guide her practice, including psychodynamic, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral, family systems, motivational interviewing, and crisis intervention.
Ryli enjoys meeting with diverse students and working with a wide range of issues. She has professional interest in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning issues, including: sexuality, "coming-out", gender identity and transgender issues. She also has interests in multicultural issues, relationships, addictions, grief and loss, spirituality, creativity, performance arts and sports, stress management, anxiety, life transition, trauma, identity, and family of origin issues.
(Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker #LW60235992)