Liz  Ryan

Liz Ryan


Psychologist, PhD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Massachusetts Accepting Online
Newton Centre Not Accepting In-person
Updated February 20, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Insomnia & sleep issues

Professional statement

Liz Ryan is a clinical psychologist in the Boston area. She has many years of experience working with adults struggling to connect with a life they find meaningful as a result of stress and anxiety, depression, and major life transitions. She also has expertise working with people who have experienced significant trauma in their lives, which are sensitive issues that can be difficult to discuss. Her clients present with difficulty managing intense emotions, relationships that feel unbalanced and disconnected, or stress and self-criticism negatively impacting a variety of areas in their lives. By helping clients articulate their struggles as well as their goals, Liz works with her clients to help them engage more fully in their lives.

Liz’s approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence-based approach that focuses on helping clients understand how their thoughts, feelings, physical sensations, and behaviors are interconnected, so that they can begin to make targeted change. As opposed to trying to eliminate negative emotions or thoughts, the goal is to change the way one responds to them – which will often result in reducing their intensity and frequency in the long run. Liz believes the goal is not to help clients win the struggle, but to help them step out of the struggle.

Liz provides a comfortable, non-judgmental environment for clients to engage in valuable work to improve their health and well-being, achieve personal goals, and lead productive, meaningful, and fulfilling lives. She uses research-based techniques, but she presents them in a straight-forward, practical way that is easy to understand and that, hopefully, will help clients think about things in a different way that can lead to positive change.

Message to clients

I view therapy as an active process of change – therapy is more than just venting once a week to a therapist. You will begin to develop a deeper awareness of and insight into your own behavior, thoughts, feelings, and identity over time through changes you make in your day-to-day life. I believe that the only way you will see lasting improvement is to bring what you have learned in therapy out of the session and into your life.

Reaching out for therapy can be a difficult step for many people and I’m glad you are taking the time to find a therapist that could be a good match for you.

I look forward to hearing from you!


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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Insomnia & sleep issues - Exploring ways to improve sleep patterns, develop healthy sleep hygiene, master relaxation techniques, manage stressors, reduce worrying, and address insomnia


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Liz Ryan is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $250 (50min)
  • Initial session: $275 (60min)
  • Individual Session : $175 (25min)

Additional session information

Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week


Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9a-3p
  • Tue 9a-3p
  • Wed 9a-3p
  • Thu 1p-7p
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Newton Centre practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years

VA Boston Healthcare System, Clinical Psychologist, 2018 - 2022
McLean Hospital , Clinical Psychologist , 2015 - 2018
Providence VA Medical Center, Clinical Psychologist , 2013 - 2015

The Ohio State University, PhD, 2013
Boston University, MA, 2006
The College of William and Mary, BA, 2003


Massachusetts: 10289



Client testimonials

"She was kind, open, and gave a clear picture that showed me a bit of what therapy is like. I look forward to our initial appointment."
- Zencare client • June 2022