Monarch School Team

Ryka Melnyczenko, MSW, BS Social Science/Minor in Business

Primary Therapist

RykaRyka earned her BS in Social Sciences with honors in 2009. She went on to earn her MSW from Portland State University in 2015 and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Ryka is an LCSW Candidate in the state of Montana.

Ryka has worked within many different communities. She has worked with refugees, children in the school system, the LGBTQAI community, and those living with HIV/AIDS. Most recently, she was a primary clinician in community mental health. She uses modalities of Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, and other Evidence Based Practice techniques. She has experience helping others process Grief and Loss, Trauma, and Anxiety/Depression Disorders. She believes creating rapport and trust through sacred listening are integral pieces to creating a harmonious therapeutic relationship with those she works with.

Ryka enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, adventure, and has worked on boats and lived abroad in her past lives. She is looking forward to exploring all of the seasonal activities this beautiful state has to offer.