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.
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
Liz Ryan is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 9 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