Behavioral Health

Graduate School

University of Iowa, School of Social Work, Iowa City, Iowa


Broadlawns Geriatric and Memory Center, Hospice of the Midwest

Board Certifications

Certification in Aging and Longevity Studies, Certified Specialist in Psychometry

Clinical Interests/Additional Certifications

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Grief & Loss, Caregiver Stress, End of Life, Individuals with neurological trauma or disorders or their caregivers.


Rianna enjoys gardening and reading in her free time. Rianna has completed certifications in Aging and Longevity Studies, and End-of-Life Care from the University of Iowa. Rianna has also completed a certification as a specialist in psychometry (CSP). Rianna is working under the clinical supervision of Christine Young, LISW.

Why I chose my field

"I chose to become a therapist to support caregivers and those navigating the complex path that is grief. Prior to choosing Broadlawns, I completed internships at Broadlawns Geriatrics and Memory Center, and in bereavement with a local in-home hospice organization. In my previous career, I worked as lead psychometrist for a local neuropsychologist assisting in evaluations for different forms of dementia, stroke, traumatic brain injuries, and other neurological conditions. I have received training in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) to treat PTSD. Additionally, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, and Mindfulness-based approaches. I am dedicated to offering empathetic counseling and helping others navigate the delicate realms of caregiving and grief with nonjudgment and understanding."
-Rianna Ragle, LMSW