Sean Ryan, MD
Dr. Sean Ryan was born and raised in Northern California. He began practicing psychiatry in 2003 after completing his residency at The University of California, San Diego Department of Psychiatry. He is board certified in Psychiatry as a diplomate of The American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology. He earned his medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in 1999. He completed his undergraduate studies at The University of California, Los Angeles, graduating cum laude with a B.S. in Biology.
Dr. Ryan has been part of the BrightQuest community since December of 2017, having taken on the role of medical director in May of 2019. In addition to his role at BrightQuest, Dr. Ryan has an outpatient private practice in La Jolla where he treats adults dealing with mood, anxiety, trauma and substance use disorders. He also works part time for The County of San Diego at one of their outpatient clinics providing care to homeless mentally ill with primarily psychotic, mood and substance use disorders. Dr. Ryan has a strong medical background and continues to provide Consult & Liaison Services to Scripps Green Hospital for medical patients with psychiatric needs.
Dr. Ryan completed additional training with the San Diego Psychoanalytic Society and Institute in their Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training Program in 2014. As a result of this additional training, Dr. Ryan uses a combination of psychopharmacology and psychotherapy to meet the needs of his patients. Dr. Ryan has vast experience with a variety of diagnoses including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, cognitive or attention problems, eating disorders, stress, relationship struggles and personality/interpersonal issues.
During his leisure time, Dr. Ryan enjoys spending time with his family and friends, traveling, camping, hiking, and playing ukulele.