Ryan Dusick

Therapist, coach, author, speaker (MA, AMFT)

About me

I faced challenges on every level of the music industry, from amateur musician searching for a big break to burgeoning popstar meeting the demands of global success. I understand the stressors that arise at every step of that journey (even what it’s like to walk away and mourn the loss of that identity). In my current position as a therapist, coach, author and speaker, my life’s purpose is to give back from everything I’ve learned in my personal experience and to advocate for those who most need the knowledge and tools. As a lifelong creator, I understand the mind of an artist on an intimate level, and I can help to walk through the trials of that life with wisdom and grace. For more of my personal story, check out my book, “Harder to Breathe – A Memoir of Making Maroon 5, Losing It All, and Finding Recovery.”

My background

I formed the band that would become Maroon 5 in my parents’ garage when I was just sixteen years old. Working for a decade from high school gigs to sold out arenas, we confronted every challenge involved in collaboration, career development, record label involvement, small scale to major scale touring, and navigating personal struggles with mental wellness. Years of incessant touring quite literally broke me physically, mentally and spiritually, which is why I feel so compelled to help others avoid a similar breakdown. Having overcome performance anxiety, impostor syndrome, panic disorder, depression, substance use, and trauma, I use my personal experience to inform my work as a therapist and coach. I earned a master’s degree in clinical psychology and have worked for three years as an associate marriage and family therapist, but I continue to learn new and helpful ways of serving the creative community.

Working with me

My unique, integrative approach to therapy, incorporating multiple modalities such as family systems, IFS parts work, psychodynamic/attachment-based, and trauma-informed therapy, has evolved over the course of many years, first as a client overcoming the struggles in my own life and now as a professional who understands my clients’ challenges on a deeply personal level. I am a relational therapist first – a collaborator who will work with you to find creative solutions to the problems you face, resulting in personal growth and development. I foster a safe environment in which healing and progress can occur. I work in a relatively unstructured way, while at times incorporating structured interventions. And I offer specific feedback, insight and suggestions for new ways to navigate stressors. I am more than happy to provide assignments for homework as well. Our work can be time-limited or open-ended, depending on your needs.

Ryan’s fees

Session fees:
Individuals $250, couples or relationship therapy $300, group work $125 per person. Some accommodations can be made on a case-by-case basis.
Ryan offers:
Intro call
Initial consultation

Free intro call (5-10 mins), free initial consultation (20 mins).

Contact Ryan:
You can email Ryan on hello@ryandusick.com.
Tel: (818) 906-4953

Location: Los Angeles

Sees clients: In-person (Los Angeles) and online (California)

Client groups: Individuals, relationships and couples, bands, groups

Duration: Long-term, short-term and time-limited, one-off check-ins

Types of therapy: Cognitive/behavioural, humanistic, integrative, existential, counselling psychology / clinical psychology, performance psychology, therapeutic coaching / career coaching, psychodynamic, family systems, internal family systems

Languages: English

Ryan’s professional registrations: CAMFT