I am a clinical psychologist in Brooklyn, NY. I provide comprehensive traditional and non-traditional psycho-therapeutic services for children, adults, families, and couples in a confidential, relaxed atmosphere. I am sensitive to the needs of traditional and non-traditional families and the LGBT community.
A unique program for couples
Whether you are committed to staying together, getting divorced, or need help deciding on the best path forward for your relationship and your family, couples counseling can help.
I bring you the support you need to help keep the lines of communication open and prevent fights while you work to move your relationship to the next level.
Rebuild trust, stop fighting, reconnect romantically, or peacefully separate.
I have worked with thousands of individuals and couples to help them create the connection they desire in their relationships. My couples are usually out of therapy in about ten visits, while many marriage therapies last months or years.
I use an action-based approach, teaching couples to be curious about their partner, how to “read” their partner, and to provide what the other needs regardless of whether the giver understands the need.
Couples work begins with a 3-hour Intensive, designed to heal and improve your relationship for deep, intimate connection. With precision and accelerated techniques, I will lead you and your partner along the steps to full-throttle relating.
Help for adults, children, families, and couples in Brooklyn
I am also available to help you with:
- Parenting skills
- Anger management
- Sexual addiction
- Finding personal empowerment
- Criminal Forensic Assessment
Background and experience
I founded the Couples Institute NYC, offering therapy and intensive workshops for couples, individuals, and parents, as well as training for clinicians wanting to learn this methodology. As a family therapist and teacher for more than thirty years, I know how to lead couples on a step-by-step journey to greater emotional intimacy and fulfillment.
In my passionate pursuit of excellence, I have become skilled in numerous methods to help couples and have trained directly with world-renowned couples therapists. I studied Relational Life Therapy™ with its founder Terry Real, Structural Family Therapy with its founder Sal Minuchin, the Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT) with its founder Stan Tatkin, Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) with its founder Sue Johnson, Gottman Couples Therapy, and Michele Weiner-Davis’ Divorce Busting.
I am skilled in a variety of cutting-edge therapeutic methods. Due to my skills, therapy training institutes have selected me to assist in training professionals in their therapeutic methods (including Accelerated Dynamic Experiential Psychotherapy & Functional Analytic Psychotherapy). I am on the faculty at the Brooklyn College Graduate Psychology Department where I train and supervise Mental Health Counseling students.
Fully Accredited by the American Psychological Association. Licensed in New York State since 1987.
I earned my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Hofstra University (1986).
- PhD: Doctorate in Clinical and School Psychology, Hofstra University, 1986.
- MS: Clinical and School Psychology, Hofstra University, 1982.
- BS: Bachelors of Science in Nursing, University of Buffalo, 1979.
I continue to invest in lifelong training, including Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) and Structural Family Therapy at the Minuchin Center for Family Therapy. I am a trainer in the AEDP Institute Advanced Essential Skills seminar. Click here for details of select advanced training.
Find out more about Dr. Ryan
- Professional Conferences
- Advanced training
- Professional Memberships
- Couples Institute
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