About Us

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Dreaming of excellent therapy for our community.

Our story starts in February 2017. Our co-founders, Sam and Ragan, met for the first time on interview day for the Marriage and Family Therapy PhD program at Brigham Young University. The day was filled with excitement and nervousness, especially considering BYU’s MFT program was then (and is still now to our knowledge) the #1 ranked Marriage and Family Therapy program in the nation. Through all the excitement, a friendship and connection over a passion for therapy began to form. For the next 4 years, Sam and Ragan would interact through classes, shared papers and projects, reviewing one another’s therapy, in social outings, etc. During those intense academic years, Sam and Ragan, who eventually became Dr. Ryland and Dr. Lybbert, discussed dreams of creating a clinic of their own, where the office space itself was healing and peaceful, where excellent, high-quality therapy was practiced, and where no clinician was stuck out on a metaphorical island with no one with whom to discuss therapy questions, thoughts, and concerns. From that idea, Gumtree Therapy was born.

Come see what our shared passion has created! Call, text, or request appointment below.

Ragan A. Lybbert, PhD

Co-founder, Gumtree Therapy

Samuel Ryland, Phd

Co-founder, Gumtree Therapy

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Sessions of experience

why choose us?

Passion, knowledge, and experience.

We strive to provide excellent, high-quality therapy. We are deeply passionate about our trade. We have sought out extensive knowledge, education, and training, and we have over 20 years of cumulative experience. Finally, we have sought to create a healing environment where no clinician is stuck out on a metaphorical island. All this to provide the community with the best therapy we can.

Bang for your buck

We accept insurance plans from five major providers to make our care accessible. We also offer competitive self-pay rates that allow you to get the most bang for your buck.

Professional Team

Our team is headed by experienced, highly-educated, and well-trained professionals. We expect high-quality therapy and the utmost professionalism from all our clinicians.

Years Of Experience

With more than 20 years combined experience in therapy, we are confident we can help you get the help you need.

Breadth & Depth

We have a wide variety of education, training, and experience, as well as a deep knowledge in our field.

our professional team

Meet Our Clinicians

We think it’s really important that clinicians have a mixture of clinical skill and human qualities that mean you can place your trust in them.


We are very proud of the work that we do, but you don't have to take our word for it: