Ryan Selzer

L.C.S.W

Ryan Selzer

L.C.S.W

Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 087855
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Evening Availability

Offices

Brooklyn, New York 11215

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My Approach to Helping

I believe that 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, and honoring and respecting the strength in people to determine their own path.

To benefit and deepen our work, I draw on my multidisciplinary training, my years of practice, all that I have learned along the way from mentors and patients, and my own experience as a patient (yes, therapists need therapists, too!).

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    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+)

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem

Types of Therapy

  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
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