Ryan Duprey, PhD, LMFT

Adolescent, Couples, and Family Therapist

Meet Ryan

Adolescent, Couples, and Family Therapist

Ryan Duprey, PhD, LMFT is a family therapist who promotes healthy communication and balance to clients using multiple evidence-based therapeutic modalities. 

Ryan Duprey, PhD, LMFT is passionate about helping adolescents, couples, and families work together to achieve higher levels of happiness and satisfaction. Dr. Duprey has been practicing family therapy in Nashville for over 16 years, implementing humor and creativity to highlight family strengths. He holds a PhD in Clinical Counseling: Teaching and Supervision, and a Masters in Marriage Counseling and Family Therapy: both from Trevecca Nazarene University. He is a licensed Marriage Counseling and Family Therapist in the state of Tennessee (#952). 

Dr. Duprey is trained in several evidence-based treatment practices, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Attachment Self-Regulation and Competency (ARC), and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Ryan uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Object Relations, and Family Systems Theory to help clients have more satisfaction with their relationships through better communication and understanding. Dr. Duprey has experience working with trauma, anxiety, and depression in children and adults, and especially enjoys counseling couples and families. 

Before joining Nashville Child and Family Wellness, Dr. Duprey worked Metro Nashville Police Department’s PASS program, providing individual, couples, and family counseling to police officers and their families. In addition to counseling, Ryan was a guest instructor at the police academy, providing psychoeducational training to police recruits to promote resiliency. Prior to working with the police department, Dr. Duprey provided in-home counseling to families that had adopted children from DCS custody, specifically addressing trauma and attachment-based concerns with teens and adolescents. Ryan helped these young clients process their loss and issues with trust, while supporting parents with their own challenges.