Meet The Team
Therapy.Live is a team collaboration between adroit individuals passionately invested in enhancing and humanizing the delivery of mental health services with a focus on improving access, outcomes, and efficiency.
Ryan G. Beale, M.A.
Founder and CEO
M. Ellis Jaruzel II, Psy.D.
Co-founder and CRO
Karl Shallowhorn, M.S., CASAC
Director of Curriculum Implementation for the NE Region
Director of Curriculum Implementation Karl Shallowhorn’s career in the fields of mental health and addiction comes as a result of his own lived experience with bipolar disorder and substance abuse when he had his first episode at the age of 18. With the help of a broad support network, Karl has been able to overcome his illness and go on to work successfully in the fields of addiction and mental health for over 16 years. In addition, Karl has also had 12 years working in the higher education arena.
He is a New York State Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor CASAC) and obtained his Master’s degree in Student Personnel Administration from SUNY Buffalo State in1998. Karl is passionate about writing and has published Working on Wellness: A Practical Guide to Mental Health. He is a contributing writer and blogger for BP magazine and The Mighty. He also writes his own blog, “The Hope Shot” and coordinates and writes for the United Church of Christ blog entitled “The Journey.”
Karl is one of the nation’s top 100 Mental Health First Aid Instructors. He is the Chair of Affiliate Relations for the Mental Health Association in New York State Board of Directors, as well as serving on the Erie County Mental Hygiene Community Services Board, and the United Church of Christ Mental Health Network. Karl is also a member of the distinguished Health Foundation of Western and Central New York Health Leadership Fellows Program.
Karl has received many honors including, among others, the 2017 Buffalo Black Achievers, induction into the Sweet Home High School Distinguished Alumni Wall of Fame, the Mental Health Association of Erie County Courage to Come Back Award, the Compeer Buffalo Googie Butler Award for Advocacy and the Network of Religious Communities Religious Service Award.