Lori Ryland, Ph.D., LP, CAADC, BCBA-D, is a licensed clinical psychologist, behavior analyst, and advanced addiction counselor who utilizes wellness strategies including mindful meditation and acceptance strategies in addiction and mental health treatment. She is a 2017 Outstanding Alumni Award recipient from the WMU College of Health and Human Services for her contributions in the field of addiction treatment. She received her Ph.D. from Western Michigan University in Clinical Psychology and completed the Specialist Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse. She is a board-certified behavior analyst, and a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor and supervisor. Dr. Ryland has achieved certification from the Academy of Cognitive Therapy/Beck Institute in Philadelphia and is trained in evidence-based practices such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Contingency Management, and Applied Behavior Analysis.
Dr. Ryland has a broad scope of 20+ years of healthcare experience including work with veterans with PTSD, inpatient psychiatric, addiction treatment, criminal justice, autism treatment, serious and persistent mental illness, intellectual and developmental disabilities, traditional outpatient services (individual, group, family), and psychological testing. She has expertise in healthcare administration including supervision of utilization management, provider network management, clinical quality, grant management, and population health. She has been involved in numerous community and state-level initiatives including Governor-appointed advisory positions such as Diversion Council and Behavioral Health Advisory Council.
Aside from teaching meditation in clinical practice, Dr. Ryland has maintained a personal meditation practice for more 10 years and was trained in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction by Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. She is also an American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified personal trainer.
As the Chief Clinical Officer of Pinnacle Treatment Centers, Dr. Ryland oversees clinical staff competencies and programming at 100+ facilities in eight states, ranging from detox and residential treatment to partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and outpatient opioid treatment programs. Dr. Ryland is a monthly contributor on Thrive Global, and has been featured as an expert in NBC Today, HuffPost, Bustle, WebMD, Insider and more.