Susan  Ryerson

Susan Ryerson


Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Rhode Island Waitlist Online
College Hill Accepting In-person

I am no longer taking Massachusetts clients.

Updated October 13, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement

Professional statement

Susan Ryerson, LICSW has extensive experience in helping young adults, college students and adolescents manage challenges related to ADHD, anxiety and depression. Through education, a compassionate understanding and the development of individualized evidence based strategies Susan and her clients develop tools to help manage particular issues and decrease troubling symptoms that are getting in the way of living a fulfilling life.

Susan is a certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and finds this approach along with a strength based perspective a cornerstone in treating anxiety, depression and symptoms related to ADHD. Susan works together with each client to decide what an individual's needs are and together they develop a plan to fit those needs.

Susan has 15 plus years of experience in working with adolescents and young adults. ADHD is of particular interest to Susan because ADHD is often a very misunderstood and under-treated disorder. It is difficult to find therapists who specialize in this area of treatment. Susan would like to help change this.

Susan's approach is kind, understanding and strength based with a quiet sense of humor that helps clients feel comfortable.

Client's leave treatment with strategies they can take with them for life. If you are struggling please reach out to Susan and together you will discover a path to help lead you to a more fulfilling and happy life.


ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

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

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


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


Susan 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: $200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $200

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
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
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

College Hill practice
295 Governor Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02906
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon No availability
  • Tue No availibility
  • Wed No availability
  • Thu 10 am -7pm
  • Fri No availability
  • Sat Not available
  • Sun Not available

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 29 years

Self employed , Therapist , 2009 - Present

Boston University, Certificate in CBT therapy, 2018
Colombia University, MSW, 1995


Massachusetts: 117467

Rhode Island: ISW03627