Hello, My name is Ryan Tolman and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

I moved to Bellingham in 2015 with my wife, children, and mini terrier named Gus. We left the rural high desert culture of East Idaho after ten years of service in mental health. We left an amazing agency (Pearl Health) and wonderful director for the milder Pacific Northwest weather and an opportunity to study gestalt therapy with Cyndy Sheldon who studied under gestalt co-founder Fritz Perls.  I have studied Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Bellingham BJJ since 2018, and before that kickboxing at Bellingham MMA.  I also play the ukulele, bike (and e-bike) around town, ride skateboards and longboards on occasion, work on my yard in Sunnyland, and most of all, eat drink and be merry.  

After a 6 year relationship with Cyndy as a friend, mentor, and therapist, she passed in 2021.   Since then my life has been a whirlwind.  Open heart surgery, family emergencies, starting a new business, generally put through the wringer and emerging stronger than ever.  We don’t quit.  My goal is greater freedom for myself, my family, and my clients. Freedom from guilt, shame, anxiety, stress, depression. I hope to pass on my learning from many great teachers, clients, and mentors who have all shown me a way I wish to share with you. 

Myself with Cyndy Sheldon at our first meeting, out behind Village Books in Fairhaven, WA. March 28, 2015. My family and I moved from East Idaho to Bellingham 7 months later, largely so I could study gestalt therapy with Cyndy. I did study for 6 years until her passing in 2021. She is sorely missed by myself and countless others.

Ryan Tolman

Mental Health Services PLLC

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call or text (360) 594-5206