Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Center for Cognitive Therapy


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Clinicians and Staff

Rita Ryan, PhD
Staff Clinician
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology
Department of Psychiatry bio page

Rita Ryan, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry. She received her PhD from The Union Institute & University and completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the Center for Cognitive Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ryan is a protocol therapist for two NIMH-funded research studies examining the prevention of recurrence in depression with drugs, and treatments for panic disorder. Dr. Ryan specializes in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders (including panic disorder, generalized anxiety, social phobia, obsessive -compulsive disorder), bipolar disorder, relationship issues and cognitive therapy of personality disorders.



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Call (215) 898-4100 (option 2); or (215) 898-4506.