Ryli Webster, MSW, LICSW

Mental Health Therapist

Ryli Webster is a licensed independent clinical social worker with experience in individual, couples/relationship, and group therapy. They have 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 their undergraduate studies, they were a college athlete and academically concentrated on sociology, gender and sexuality, while they completed research and practice internships in community psychology. Ryli continued their studies at Boston University where they received a Master’s degree in Social Work. They had clinical training and experience with specialty LGBTQ health centers in Boston, including Fenway Community Health and the Justice Resource Institute (JRI Health) at the Sidney Borum Jr. Community Health Center and Boston GLASS (Gay and Lesbian Adolescent Social Services) Community Center.

Ryli has worked in many settings, including private practice, community health centers, outpatient substance abuse treatment, and outreach and community programs. Their 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.

Their approach to therapy is client-centered and emphasizes a warm, empathic, non-judgmental, and collaborative environment. They use theories to guide their practice, including psychodynamic, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral, family systems, performance and sports psychology, and motivational interviewing. Ryli is also trained as a yoga instructor.

Ryli enjoys meeting with diverse students and working with a wide range of issues. They have professional interest in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning issues, including: sexuality, “coming-out”, gender identity and transgender issues. They also have interests in multicultural issues, relationships, addictions, grief and loss, spirituality, creativity, performance arts and sports/athletic development, stress management, anxiety, life transition, trauma, identity, and family of origin issues.

(Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker #LW60235992)