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Ryan C. Van Wyk, PsyD, LP

Mental Health - Outpatient
I believe that relationships, including those between therapist and patient, have the power to transform.


North Memorial Health - Robbinsdale Medical Building

This provider is no longer accepting new patients. Current patients, appointments with this provider should be made prior to August 30, 2024. Learn more.

Approach To Care

Dr. Van Wyk is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in the treatment of trauma, grief, PTSD, substance use, and dissociative disorders. His orientation and approach to therapy is holistic and relational, and he considers it a privilege to support people in reclaiming their lives, restoring connection, and fostering wellbeing.

Therapy begins with working together to develop safety and trust and then collaboratively identifying goals and opportunities for change. The therapeutic relationship offers an opportunity to observe, with compassion and curiosity, an individual’s patterns of thought and behavior, both conscious and unconscious, that may be contributing to a sense of stuckness or discontent. As understanding and awareness develop, opportunities emerge to process painful emotions, resolve traumatic histories, identify strengths and core values, connect more deeply with others, and live a more authentic, integrated life.

Dr. Van Wyk’s passion for trauma recovery work has led to an ongoing pursuit of training and education in how to support and optimize each person’s unique healing journey. His practice is specifically informed by Interpersonal Neurobiology, an interdisciplinary field that synthesizes the latest research findings from the study of mindfulness, neuroscience, attachment, and other disciplines to inform an understanding of both the person and the therapeutic process.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Religion – St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
  • Master’s Degree, Clinical Psychology – Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Psychology
  • Doctorate of Psychology, Clinical Psychology – Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Psychology
  • Pre-doctoral Internship and Post-doctoral Fellowship – Hazelden Foundation (now Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation)

Dr. Van Wyk is certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (a body-centered approach to working with impact and developmental trauma) and Compassionate Bereavement Care (a mindfulness based, holistic approach to supporting those navigating the aftermath of traumatic loss). He has completed training in multiple trauma treatment modalities, including Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Adaptave Internal Relationship (AIR) Network, Brainspotting, Comprehensive Resource Model, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

He has additional training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Interpersonal Neurobiology, Mind Body Medicine, Polyvagal Theory, and Mindfulness based approaches and has completed advanced training in working with dissociation and dissociative disorders in therapy.


Dr. Van Wyk is a military veteran with two deployments and over 20 years of service in the Minnesota Army National Guard. He continues to serve with the current rank of Major and is the Senior Behavioral Health Officer in the MNARNG.

He is the founder of a non-profit organization called MN Trauma Project, formed in 2015 to provide continuing education training for mental health and other healing professionals on the topics of trauma and dissociation as well as community awareness events on trauma and trauma informed care.

Dr. Van Wyk enjoys traveling, attending live music performances, trying new restaurants, and reflecting on the human experience through stories whether through novels, TV, or film. He loves spending time outdoors, exploring state and national parks.

Accepted Insurance

All North Memorial Health providers accept the following insurance carriers. Because health insurance plan payments vary and benefit levels are unique to each plan, you may confirm out of pocket cost with your insurance carrier by calling the number on the back of your insurance card.

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medical Assistance
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Preferred One
  • Ucare
  • UnitedHealthcare

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