About Bernadette Ryan, LCSW

I have been practicing clinical social work for over 30 years in various settings. Prior to starting my career in social work, I practiced intensive care nursing. My nursing career allows me to see my clients more holistically.

I graduated from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research and the Family Institute of Philadelphia.

I specialize in couples' and family treatment. I work with individual who are dealing with issues around depression and anxiety. I am interested in treating older clients and those who are suffering from chronic pain. I tailor my therapeutic approaches to fit each client's needs. Most important to my approach is establishing a strong therapeutic alliance.


  • Adolescent/Teen Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Bereavement/Grief Counseling
  • Binge Eating
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Bullying
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Couples Conflict Resolution
  • Cultural Diversity Issues
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorder
  • Emotional Overeating
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Hyperactive Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Irrational Fears/Phobias
  • Loneliness
  • Malaise
  • Marriage Conflict Resolution
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Mental Health Consultation
  • Mental Health Problem
  • Mental Illness
  • Mood Disorders
  • Mood Swings
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attack
  • Parenting Counseling
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling
  • Pre-College Fears
  • Pre-Move In Couples Counseling
  • Premarital Conflict Resolution
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Psychology Consultation
  • Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Relationship Struggles
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Problems
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Stress Management
  • Therapy
  • Worry
  • Education & Certifications

    Bryn Mawr School of Social Work, Master’s in Social Work


    Philadelphia, PA

    3535 Market Street, Suite 1230
    Philadelphia, PA 19104-3309