Located in Alexandria, our staff of counselors brings
decades of experience in mental health services


Hugh Bryan, Ph.D., C.R.C.

Dr. Hugh Bryan is a Licensed Psychologist.  He obtained a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Louisiana College and then completed a Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Georgia, followed by a Ph. D. in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1983.  Dr. Bryan worked in private practice at the Christian Center for Psychological Services from 1975-1978 and was licensed in Missouri as a Psychologist and worked in private practice from 1978-1983.

Dr. Bryan founded the The Center for Family & Individual Counseling, Inc. in 1983.  He specializes in providing family therapy, marriage therapy, treating depression, anxiety, and chronic pain.  He also serves as the psychologist for the Alexandria Police Department and provides pre-employment screenings and fitness for duty evaluations for policemen from various Central Louisiana law enforcement agencies as well as the Federal Occupational Health Services.  Dr. Bryan evaluates ministerial candidates for the State of Louisiana for the United Methodist Church.

Dr. Bryan is a member of the American Psychological Association, Biofeedback Society of America, National Rehabilitation Association, International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the American Christian Counselors Association.  He has been married for over 40 years and has three children and three grandchildren.


Shirley Ryand, L.C.S.W.

Shirley Ryand is a licensed clinical social worker in the State of Louisiana with over 25 years of experience.  She specializes in a wide range of mental health issues including treatment of depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, substance abuse, and dependence in adolescents and adults.  She works extensively with adolescent issues and involves parents in her therapeutic process.  She has been married over 30 years and has one child.


Christine Tilley, L.C.S.W.

Christine Tilley is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Louisiana with over 20 years of experience in the field of mental health.  She has also been licensed in Florida and Maryland.  She has considerable experience working with a wide range of chronic and acute emotional problems as well as helping others in areas of general life problems.  She works with individuals (children, adolescents, and adults), couples, and families.  Her areas of expertise include depression, generalized anxiety, panic attacks, problems related to ADHD in children and adolescents, behavioral problems in children and adolescents, marriage problems, stress management, and helping children transition after divorce.  In her counseling, Christine primarily utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with an emphasis on problem solving and development of coping skills.  She comes from a Christian-based perspective.  She has been married over 20 years and has three children.