Meet Dr. Wilkes

Experienced, Trusted Care

I’m Ryan Wilkes. I’m a licensed clinical psychologist located in Salt Lake City, Utah.

I started my doctoral work in Virginia, earned a commission in the United States Air Force, and completed my clinical training at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland as Chief Resident. As an Active Duty Air Force psychologist, the Air Force brought me to Hill Air Force Base here in Utah where I served as Chief of the Mental Health Clinic, Director of Psychological Health, and Chief of Disaster Mental Health. Following completion of my military service, my family and I decided to stay in Utah and launch Wasatch Psychological Services.

I’m an experienced psychologist who provides evidence-based psychotherapy for emerging adults, adults, and older adults. While I have substantial experience treating a variety of people presenting with a wide range of mental health concerns, I specialize in trauma/PTSDEMDRanxietydepression; mindfulnesstherapy for emerging adults (18-30 year-olds); and military service members, veterans, and their families.

I’m a licensed psychologist in Utah and Florida and have also obtained Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology. As such, appointments are available for Utah residents either in-person or via telepsychology (online therapy). In addition, telepsychology (online therapy) appointments are available to residents of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

I’m committed to evidence-based practice. This means I integrate the best available research and my clinical expertise to deliver effective, gold-standard treatments for a variety of mental health concerns.

Humans learn best by doing and so therapy with me tends to be practical and action oriented. Therapy is listening and understanding. Therapy is also where the rubber hits the road because real change happens when we learn new skills and experiment with new behavior and ways of doing things. When provided with a safe, accepting space, all of us are able to change and grow and move more consistently toward those things in our lives that truly matter.

If you are wondering if we might work well together, I invite you to call or email me to discuss the challenges you are facing and how we can work together to help you meet your goals.


Ryan Wilkes, PsyD