Pamela Ryan, Therapist in New York, New York — Zencare
Pamela  Ryan
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Pamela Ryan


Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Practice: Resilience Lab
New York Accepting Online
Flatiron District Not Accepting In-person
Syracuse Accepting In-person
Updated November 10, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Sexual harassment & assault
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Existential crisis & challenges

Professional statement

Pamela Ryan is a semi-retired professor of philosophy who also spent over a decade in the mental health field. She now works primarily with individuals, adolescent and up, who find themselves troubled, anxious, depressed, traumatized, often searching for meaning and purpose in their life. Dr Ryan creates a safe space for one to reflect, to be, to grow, to verify what one wants and how one wants to live their life. It allows one to open up to oneself, others and the universe in a way that is as unique as the individual. Learning simply to be is often the most difficult part of our journey through human existence. Dr Ryan's own intellectual and personal journey gives her the depth of background necessary to really dig into one's concept of conscious reality and existence itself. Dr Ryan spent over a decade working in the interpersonal violence field, being a first responder to sexual assault survivors in the ER, working at shelters assisting survivors to find a spot where they can be ok, can move forward, see a way to thrive and to have hope. Dr Ryan has an interactive intellectual approach to therapeutic work, helping clients to focus on their deepest inner needs, their deepest existential worries. Turning to address these issues head on results in one being able to live a life that is consistent with one's own desires and needs. When a person does not have a sufficient intellectual foundation to their lives, they get lost. Anxiety, depression and trauma can be a result. Dr Ryan specializes in helping persons turn towards themselves, towards their lives and then moving forward to turn towards others. Dr Ryan also has training in many practical hacks for running the human brain, like mindfulness techniques, CBT, MI.

Message to clients

I'm so glad to have the chance to interact with you. People are fascinating and I truly enjoy working with people to help them find peace and harmony in their lives. Working with me, we would spend a lot of time talking, reflecting, trying to approach and answer the question 'Why have I not become what only I can become?". We identify obstacles others have put in our way, and those we have put in our own way. You will learn to work through or around those obstacles. We will spend time learning to control our physiological response to our inner and outer realities. We will spend time examining your life, your needs, your unique story and seek ways to change what needs to change and accept what we need to accept. The goal is to live a happy life, one that has meaning to oneself. I hope to help you by helping you to understand what that is for you, right now, in this particular life and these particular circumstances. And by helping you take concrete intellectual and real world steps to make the experience of being human more meaningful for you, more authentic to your own desires. And I will always hope to inspire hope. It is a necessary belief. It may not feel like that is something you could ever possibly have right now, but I believe you can. I can hold that hope for now, you can join when you get there.


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

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

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness


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


  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • AllWays Health Partners (formerly Neighborhood Health)
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Humana
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Trustmark
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $250 (60min)
  • Group sessions: $300 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $300 (60min)

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:

  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10-9
  • Tue 9-9
  • Wed 9-9
  • Thu 9-9
  • Fri 9-12
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Flatiron District practice
928 Broadway, New York, New York 10010
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 12-9
  • Tue 1-9
  • Wed 11:30-9
  • Thu 1-9
  • Fri 10-4
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Syracuse practice
1208 James St. , Syracuse, New York 13203
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10-9
  • Tue 9-9
  • Wed 9-9
  • Thu 9-9
  • Fri 9-12
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 2 years

The Icarus Group, Psychotherapist, 2021 - Present
Syracuse University, Professor, 2016 - Present
Resilience Lab, Psychotherapist, 2022 - Present
Vera House, Resident Care Support, 2017 - 2021
DOVES, Domestic Violence Advocate, 2010 - 2016

Center for Existential Analysis and Logotherapy, Cohort 1, 2022
Syracuse University, Master of Social Work, 2020
Bowling Green , Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy, 2000


New York: 112436