Ryan Selzer

Clinical Social Work/Therapist

Contact Info

ryan@ryanselzer.com
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License

  • Clinical Social Work/Therapist
    New York

Locations

South Park Slope
371 8th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215-3604
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North Park Slope
158 5th Avenue #2R
Brooklyn, NY 11215
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Psychotherapy is a relationship rooted in conversation, where healing and transformation can occur because of the brave intimacy it requires. Engaging in this process is a sacred endeavor that creates space for listening and generates a mutual striving to be understood. Such a ritual exists across every culture, because it is a human need to be seen and heard, and to seek meaning in one’s life.

As in any relationship, a productive exchange between therapist and client can only occur when each participant feels safe, seen, and positively regarded. To build this trust, I bring warmth, empathy, reflection, an engaging and interactive style, and a healthy sense of humor to my work. I begin with YOU, the seeker and I meet you where you are when you come to therapy. Together, we collaborate on what you want to understand, explore, shift, nurture, and improve. I carefully listen while also:

  • Offering unconditional positive regard and safety to explore complex dynamics

  • Acknowledging the joys and hardships of life

  • Practicing transparency and reflection

  • Honoring and respecting the strength in people to determine their own path

 

My practice is committed to serving clients from all backgrounds and identities without discrimination. I welcome the opportunity to work with a wide range of people, such as:

  • Individuals

  • Couples (Dating, Engaged, Married, Separated, Monogamous, Non-Monogamous)

  • Families

  • Adolescents (age 13+)

In a warm, open-minded environment, we are free to discuss a variety of topics, including but not limited to: relationship issues, family conflict, anxiety, depression, loss, and life transitions. I work with clients to strengthen communication skills, improve self-esteem, and develop strategies for coping with life's challenges. Sessions also include opportunities for reflection and celebration


Specialties

  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Couples Therapy

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational

Age Groups

  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 21)
  • Adults
  • Young Adults (20's & 30's)