Martha Ryan


Martha is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has been ministering to hurting individuals through counseling since 1992. She received her Master’s Degree in Counselor Education from The University of North Texas and completed her undergraduate degree at Baylor University. After graduating from Baylor, Martha was a volunteer leader with the ministry of Young Life. Through her time as a leader with this high school ministry, she felt God leading her to become a counselor to help others. Martha had the opportunity to intern at Minirth-Meier Clinic where she provided counseling in the Adolescent and Adult Day Program. After completing her internship, Martha continued counseling at Meier Clinics for 16 years.

Martha joined Nikao in 2008 and her prayer is to be used by God as lives are transformed for His glory. Martha desires to create a safe place where individuals can be authentic with their struggles.

Martha offers individual and couple counseling and specializes in:

  • Marriage and relationship issues
  • Parenting
  • Abuse
  • Addictions
  • Grief and Loss
  • Codependency/Boundaries
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Premarital – uses the Prepare/Enrich Assessment Inventory
  • Disordered eating

While life can be difficult and sometimes overwhelming, Martha believes that Christ brings us hope and change is possible where individuals can experience freedom and victory. Through the counseling process, she encourages individuals to strengthen their relationship with the Lord and assist them in identifying their true beliefs as they gain a biblical perspective of God, themselves, and others. She is dedicated to helping equip individuals with biblical principles to make changes in their lives. Relationships can be restored through God’s grace and forgiveness.

Martha and her husband Pat have been married since 1992 and they have 2 daughters, Becca and Rachel. They are involved with Young Life and are members at a local church where Martha serves in leadership for the women’s Bible Study.