Rana Ryan, LCSW, CCTP, MBA, and MPA provides families with key tools to make gains in every aspect of life.
Be it personal or professional, her service helps others find a path that leads to happiness, success, and fruitful life. Rana loves to help families feel secure in their marriages, and relationships, secure in their parenting, and solve problems in their lives. With her tools, families learn how to respond to family conflict in a healthy way so each family member can enjoy each other’s love. For more than a decade Rana has facilitated change and helped people from across the nation reshape their lives and turn their family dreams into reality.
INTERVIEW with Rana Ryan
What would you like our readers to know about yourself and the work that you do?
Rana: I would like for my readers to know that I came into this work because I knew and understood trauma early on in my life, and that healing is so important to living a healthy life. I grew up in a family who cared about the welfare of others and even though I understood trauma as a child in my own life, I understood that help was available and I welcomed it. I would also like the readers to know that I used these tools in my 26 years of marriage and with these same tools I am able to sustain and maintain a healthy relationship with my husband.
What has been the most memorable moment in your career so far?
Rana: I have had the opportunity to have many memorable moments in my career, but the best moments are when my patients/clients call and or visit me at my office at their highest level in their life, reaching their goals, raising their families, and living their best life. That is such validation of the work I do and it’s memorable to see my people rise above the depressions, anxieties, and poverty they were born into.
What have been some challenges you’ve overcome as a business owner?
Rana: One of the most challenging moments in my business is getting recognized as a businesswoman and being taken seriously as a black businesswoman. If it was not for my tenacity, belief in my work, the repeated success of my patients/clients, and the testimonies of my patients/clients I would have given up. What is most challenging is when I am engaged with other successful people who seek my help and I would help them and their families successfully, but, I noticed that they ignore my skill set, or don’t acknowledge my business and or give support to bring my business to the forefront. But I again, rely on my faith, consistency, and skill to keep pushing forward.
What have you learned about yourself after becoming an entrepreneur?
Rana: I learned I work best in my own environment; I thrive off my own ideas and others. I love taking care of myself and being my own boss. I also learned that even though it can be lonely at the top, it is rewarding, and liberating, and it builds strong resiliency and perfect character. It also pushed me to work hard on my amazing marriage of 26 years and I learned how to be a boss and a wife and that is remarkable.
What are you most passionate about?
Rana: I am most passionate about building healthy families in America. I professionally feel we struggle with love for ourselves and the love we have for the families we are born into. We become captured by environmental forces and outside factors that lead us astray. Don’t get me wrong there are numerous reasons family relationships are torn apart, but in many cases, it does not have to stay that way. If we can start to rebuild the family structure and the way we love our families, we can better understand how to love one another such as a neighbor, or a stranger from another country.
What are you looking forward to?
Rana: I look forward to doing more group work, public speaking on families, the importance of love and if we can intentionally communicate with one another, we can increase the quality of our overall mental health. I look forward to having larger audiences to educate them and give tools to help them achieve Maslow hierarchy’s highest level of happiness with themselves and their family.
What else would you like our readers to know?
Rana: I would like people to know that my book Addiction Aunt Jacky is based on true events about the Crack Cocaine era; it reached the soul of Americas crack cocaine families, and it touched many who read about the lost girl who was exposed to drugs, crimes and left to figure out her life on the streets and the choices she had in front of her is now in Barnes and Noble book store hard copy and kindle version. I have a new Podcast coming soon as well as a new Module of psycho-educational classes live virtual. Stay tuned..
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