Ryan Tolman, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker


Online Therapy

About Me

I work in the Sunnyland Neighborhood of Bellingham Washington. Some of the features of my practice? I work for myself (no boss?), I return calls, and I truly care about the people I work with. About me? I have ADHD, I'm a nerd, a Dad, an athlete, socially awkward, and I love Wes Anderson movies and Star Wars. I specialize treating trauma, anxiety, and panic. Expect some talking, some (EMDR) tapping, polyvagal exercises, jokes, and active banishment of negative self talk.

Education & Experience

BA, Social Work, Minor in French Language Pacific University, Forest Grove Oregon. MSW Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Member, NASW

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Kaiser Permanente