Avery Ryan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who welcomes adults across the lifespan to her private practice in New York City, offering online sessions during the COVID-19 pandemic and thereafter to anyone within New York State, with the options for in-person sessions in NYC when it is safely recommended.
Many individuals who visit Avery are grappling with anxiety and/or depression, or simply feeling “stuck.” Some are also struggling with unresolved trauma from childhood or more recent experiences. Work with Avery needn’t involve a long detailed analysis of your history, she takes an individual approach and often provides “here and now” work dealing with client’s current feelings and concerns. Her approach is warm, authentic and interactive, believing that therapy is successful when it’s a true collaboration between therapist and client. Additionally, Avery warmly welcomes members of the LGBTQIA+ community, providing a safe, supportive environment where clients can explore topics such as coming out and navigating different interpersonal relationships. And as a former attorney, Avery is able to draw upon her legal background in the corporate world to provide coaching that is especially suitable for professionals and executives.
Avery understands the importance of working with an experienced, nonjudgmental provider with whom clients can form a trusting alliance. She strives to provide highly-tailored and supportive care, and hopes that those who work with her come away with a firmer pulse on their strengths, as well as an innate capacity to overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of living a happier and freer life.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Identity and sexuality - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, sexuality, race, cultural and personal values
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Blanton-Peale Counseling Center, 2015 - Present
Private practice, 2020
Silberman School of Social Work, MSW, 2016
Fordham University School of Law, JD, 1998