Ryan Thomas Neace has a comprehensive background in mental health, entrepreneurialism, and education that spans several states and over 15 years. He holds degrees in Religion and Marriage & Family Therapy, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Counselor Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Ryan is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia and Missouri, and is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a National Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC) by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). He is the Founder and Director of Change, Inc., a boutique outpatient practice offering non-judgmental, down-to-earth counseling in South City, St. Louis. His writings have been featured by the American Counseling Association, the Huffington Post, the Society for Human Resource Management, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and more, including major academic publications. He is proud to live in St. Louis, MO, with his wife, two children, and three cats.