• Licensed Psychologist
  • Achievement Coach
  • Hypnotherapist
  • Author & Workshop Leader

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I offer you over 35 years of experience to give you deep insights to understand your life and the best practical tools to improve your world.  I am a lifelong advocate of Positive Psychology, so let me help you develop and utilize your strengths to overcome any obstacles to feel better and gain control of your life.  You can count on my expertise to help you quickly and effectively reach your goals.  Finally, I wrote the book about how to escape stress and achieve more in life.

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Scheduling Appointments: 

M -F 11am – 8pm most days. 

Private Office in a Townhouse:

109 East 36 Street at Park Ave.

Participating IN-NETWORK for: 

Cigna, BCBS group, United Health Care group and Medicare.  

I accept assignment on the insurance groups listed above however please check what are your deductibles and co-payments required.  With other insurance companies: ask what are your benefits to see a psychologist out-of-network. I do make every effort to minimize the financial burden and help you process the insurance claims.

My consultation FEE is $200 per hour or $300 for 90 minutes.  In some cases I am willing negotiate a sliding fee depending on your situation.   

Payment can be done by cash, credit card, check, Venmo, or Paypal.

Dr. Ryder also offers Telephone and Zoom & Skype sessions.

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  • Psychologist Licensed in New York State
  • Psychologist Licensed in New York State
  • Certified Hypnosis Consultant, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
  • Ph.D. in Psychology from City University of New York
  • Served as an Assistant Professor at Mt.Sinai Medical School, CUNY.
  • Diplomate Psychotherapy Institute Harvard Medical School.
  • Author with over 2 dozen academic and human interest articles, and two books. Positive Directions
  • Corporate Consultant with many C-Level executives
  • Workshop Leader and Achievement Coach
  • Expert Consultant to TV, Radio, and Press – numerous appearances
  • World traveler who visited more than 40 countries.
  • Extensive study of Eastern philosophy and science.
  • Practicing meditation from the age of sixteen.
  • Member of International Positive Psychological Association.
  • Member of New York Academy of Science.
  • Member of American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
  • Elected Professional of Who’s Who of America.

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Dr. Ryder established a retreat an hour north of NYC in the Hudson Valley.  The Positive Science Center Inc.  Visit PSC website


Create your Strategic Master Plan to accelerate your progress to achieve your goals and dreams most successfully. Please contact the office for information.

6 Hr Workshop



Positive Psychology – the science of how to enjoy greater WELL-BEING in life.  It is about your strengths, skills, talents, capacities and good qualities rather than what is wrong with you.  

“Optimism is not seeing the glass half full, it is how to keep filling your glass.” JR


 Testimonials and Media Appearances

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In the words of my clients – you can see that I love my work…

“Just wanted to thank you for being there and helping me through this rough period in my life.” LZ

“Thank you for giving me the tools, confidence, the insight so that I may change my inner world … gaining clarity, awakening the soul, a new consciousness of the heart, and an uplifting of the spirit” PJS

“I can’t begin to tell you how much I admire you. Your perseverance, your strength, your intelligence, your special caring, sincere heart…” JC

“I have referred many patients to Dr. Ryder both for his capacity as a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist … I have been more than satisfied with the quality of his work… it has been extremely beneficial.” Dr. Leonard Malis, MD Professor & Chairman, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.

“Thank you for helping me find love and to be in love” JS

“Thanks so much! I want to tell you how much your lecture at the New Life Expo last year helped me. You were an inspiration to me. Thank you.” LB

“Thank you for all you have done for my family, my friends and me. I consider meeting you a special encounter and that you were placed in our lives for a purpose during these hard times. You have helped all of us to see clearly and live lightly. You have brought our attention to our inner strength and wisdom with your wisdom and understanding. You do what you do very well and with great compassion and insight and I would like to thank you…” ZF

“From the time I left your office until arriving home, my allergy was gone! Now I believe that anything is possible. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with you on a cure from the inside out.” BL

“I appreciate so much the opportunity to attend your workshop. I was so encouraged and inspired by you and your concepts. These are real treasures beyond measure.” SH[/bsf-info-box][vc_column_text el_class=”hcoloredback2″]

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Media Appearances – some of the TV shows Dr. Ryder appeared in.

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Partial list of the PRESS where Dr. Ryder appears as an expert or contributor Psychology Today, Bottom Line Personal, SELF, NewLife Magazine, RedBook, and others.

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