Ryan L. Clements, PsyD

Biographical Sketch

I aim to help people experience relief from their immediate challenges and obtain a more meaningful, and deeper, understanding of themselves for longer-lasting change. I truly love what I do, and deeply respect the work and courage needed to seek support and assistance in order to make real changes in your life. The creation of a safe, authentic, and collaborative treatment relationship is fundamental to helping you be understood and feel seen, heard, and valued. I assist people to understand how, often unconscious, patterns in living and relating with others impact their lives. Real change occurs at the intersection of insight and new experiences/behaviors. This discovery is a process and fundamental to what we will do together. I have extensive training and experience working with people of various cultures and backgrounds. I also typically integrate cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral, and meditative interventions into therapy to assist with symptom relief, utilize more effective coping strategies, and enhance adaptive functioning.


My clinical interests include relational theory and the treatment of attachment disorders, loss, trauma and abuse, couples counseling, men’s issues, substance abuse, meaning, chronic medical illnesses, chronic interpersonal struggles and emotional regulation, depression, and anxiety.


Dr. Ryan Clements is licensed as a Psychologist in New York and has been in private practice, full-time, since 2006. Dr. Clements is on the faculty of the postgraduate program at The Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology at Adelphi University. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University. After completing a 4-year postgraduate training program in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, Dr. Clements served on the faculty and as Co-Executive Director of the, now former, Suffolk Institute. Dr. Clements obtained his Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology, a program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Music from Bucknell University. Dr. Clements completed a postdoctoral fellowship through the University of Rochester’s Department of Psychiatry, and his APA accredited predoctoral internship at the University Counseling Center at Stony Brook University. Dr. Clements also trained in a variety of settings that include the Georgia State University Counseling Center, Positive Impact (a clinic for people living with HIV/AIDS), several psychiatric emergency departments, and private practice settings. He has extensive experience working with groups, has earned the title of Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP) through the National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists, and is a former board member of the Atlanta Group Psychotherapy Society. 


 Dr. Clements is most easily reached via voicemail at 631.626.4459 or email at rclements@sbpwellness.com

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