Ryan Cole is pursuing a Marriage and Family Therapy master’s program at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where he will become a therapist who helps children, couples and individuals live happier and healthier lives. Ryan has 4 years experience as a preschool teacher at Aquatic Park School, where he worked with children and families to nurture healthy attachment and promote social-emotional skills. He has volunteered in numerous community mental health capacities, including as a peer counselor at the Berkeley Free Clinic, as well as currently supporting victims at a trauma center.
Ryan is a co-founder of a successful men’s group that has been on-going the past 4 years, and knows first-hand the importance of having a safe group container to bring your full and authentic self. He is thrilled to bring his passion for supporting children individually and in their friendships to his Stepping Stones group. He also loves sports, movement, and spontaneity and play.