Michele L. Ryan, MSW, LCSW

Individual, Family & Group Psychotherapy | Adolescents & Young Adults


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I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private practice in Summit, New Jersey.  I specialize in providing counseling services to adolescents and young adults.

Michele Ryan Therapy Summit NJ - ProfileI work within a broad range of theoretical methods (psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, Jungian, EMDR, play therapy, etc) to best suit the needs of each client. My work demonstrates a real respect and admiration for my clients. I am just as devoted and committed to my clients as I am to my own growth and professional education as demonstrated by attendance at monthly individual and group supervision sessions and several trainings throughout the year.

In addition to the work I do with individuals and families, I also offer specialty psychoeducational and process oriented groups and workshops for students, teachers, parents, organizations, colleagues, etc. These groups are offered on-site at my office as well as off-site at schools, libraries, agencies, etc.  The most requested topics include understanding sexual orientation & gender identity/expression and bullying.

As a field instructor (certified at New York University School of Social Work 2005) and an adjunct professor at Monmouth University in the Department of Social Work (Spring 2009, Fall 2009, and Spring 2010), I have had the opportunity to work directly with the newest members of the social work field furthering their educational experience and assisting in their development as clinical practitioners.

I hold a Master Degree of Social Work from Columbia University (2000).  I have been professional member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) since 1999 and a member of the Traumatic Loss Coalition (TLC) and their Lead Response Team (LRT) since 2010.  The TLC is a statewide network that offers collaboration and support to professionals working with school age youth.  The purpose of the network is to ensure that those working with youth from a variety of disciplines and programs have up to date knowledge about mental health issues, suicide prevention, trauma response and resiliency enhancement.  When needed, the TLC’s LRT assist schools by phone and/or on-site following a traumatic loss event such as suicide, homicide, accident or illness.

For more information about me and the services I offer, I invite you to take a look around the site or contact me directly at (917) 297-0770 or Michele@MicheleRyanTherapy.com.

Looking forward to hearing from you,