Melanie  Ryerson

Melanie Ryerson


Master of Arts (MA) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Florida Accepting Online
Orlando Not Accepting In-person

Current Tuesday evening availibility! Schedule a consult today to hear how I can help you with you trauma-related anxiety!

Updated January 9, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Perfectionism
  • Sexual harassment & assault
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Melanie serves teens and adults who are anxious, over-achieving, and grieving. Her background as an educator comes shows in the way she is able to help clients make sense of confusing and challenging emotions. Melanie has experience speaking at conferences on grief and trauma in Florida and abroad, as well as facilitating support groups over the last ten years.

Melanie's approach is flexible and easy going in which she is able to help clients heal unhelpful themes and patterns, so they can learn practical steps and mindfulness skills to relieve anxiety and discouragement. You can count on Melanie to bring a kind, goofy, yet professional perspective to private practice.

Message to clients

Finding yourself burned out and drained? Feeling overwhelmed? Needing more reassurance at work or in close relationships? I get it, despite giving your all and playing it by the book, you find yourself feeling behind. Maybe recent stressors have nudged you to consider seeking help. Maybe you have past grief or trauma that comes up from time to time. Together we can find encouragement and support to live a life that is balanced, confident, and full of hope.

The first step takes courage, yet the freedom on the other side is worth it. Reach out to schedule a free phone consult with me today. Just a short phone call to ask questions and vibe check. It’s time you prioritize your wellness. It’s time to prioritize you.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Sexual harassment & assault - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for survivors of sexual abuse and assault

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


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


Melanie Ryerson 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: $120 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $90 - $120

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
Therapist's note

For those who PPO insurance plans, you plan may include out-of-network benefits. They help pay for care you get from providers who are Out of Network. For example, your plan may reimburse up to 80 percent for your OON therapist. Ask your therapist for a Superbill!


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

Orlando practice
1501 West Colonial Drive, Orlando, Florida 32804
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 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

The Neighborhood Counselor, LLC, Private Practice Owner, 2023 - Present

University of Central Florida, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2021
University of South Florida, Secondary Education with ESE specialty, 2014


Florida: IMH22294