Patrick Ryan


Clinical Services Coordinator

Patrick Ryan is a Licensed Addiction Counselor and the Clinical Services Coordinator for 406 Recovery. Patrick spent nearly a decade at Western Montana Mental Health Center in a variety of roles, including therapist, program manager for the agency’s first MAT/MOUD program, and then management of Share House (a long-term residential program for SDMI and substance use disorders). Prior to joining 406 Recovery, Patrick spent nearly three years as clinical program supervisor for inpatient treatment at Recovery Center Missoula.

As Patrick sees it, “There are far too many barriers for many Montanans seeking substance use disorder and mental health care. 406 Recovery is uniquely situated to expand client access to the very highest quality of client-centered behavioral health care across the state. I feel very fortunate and humbled to be joining a team featuring some of the most highly trained and dedicated professionals in our field.”

Patrick is an active member within the recovery community at large. He sits on the advisory board for Missoula College’s Chemical Addiction Studies program and is part of Western Montana’s chapter of Substance Use Disorder Connect. Patrick has been a staunch advocate for eliminating stigma surrounding substance use disorders. To that end, Patrick created Facing Recovery, an advocacy group dedicated to eliminating that stigma and celebrating life in recovery.

Passionate as he is about recovery and all that entails, as a single father, Patrick’s heart belongs to his wickedly smart, funny, creative, and beautiful young daughter. The majority of his free time is happily spent either engaging in or planning their next adventure.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Substance Use Disorder Diagnosis and Management
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Integrating medication management with psychotherapy
  • Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Education and Training: 

  • Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship, University of Washington
  • General Psychiatry Residency, University of West Virginia
  • M.D., Loma Linda University
  • B.S., University of Central Oklahoma
  • B.A., Burman University, Alberta, Canada