K. Ryan Wilson, PhD

Dr. K. Ryan Wilson is a registered psychologist in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He completed his PhD in Clinical Psychology at Dalhousie University. Dr. Wilson has expertise in neuropsychological assessment across the lifespan and a wide range of therapy models to help treat thinking, feeling, and physical symptoms experienced by teens and adults and families.

Neuropsychological assessments can be helpful for individuals experiencing difficulty completing day-to-day activities as a result of changes in thinking ability (e.g., attention, memory, problem solving). There can be many reasons for changes in our thinking abilities:

  • Dementia (e.g., Alzheimer’s Disease)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • head injuries
  • mood and anxiety disorders
  • and many more.

Though often thought of as separate, our mental, emotional, and physical states are very closely connected.

Dr. Wilson delivers treatment using a range of therapy models. Dr. Wilson typically uses a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach when helping people develop new thinking strategies (e.g., how to remember new names, remember what you read in a book). He also uses an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approach to help people clarify their values, practice being present in their own lives, and to get unhooked from unhelpful thoughts and feelings.

However, his primary therapy approach for individuals is Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP). ISTDP is an emotion-focused form of psychotherapy.

Dr. Wilson’s uncommon combination of neuropsychological, cognitive behavioural, and psychodynamic expertise allow him to generate high quality actionable assessments and deliver targeted interventions tailored to the needs of his clients.