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I waited over two years to post this review so I could have clarity and distance from my experience to give a discerning review of this doctor. My experience is Dr. Ryder is disorganized, demeaning and utterly useless as a therapist. She didn't take a social history of my experiences, constantly told me about hers (assaulted by a client, a back injury and personal aspects of her life - highly inappropriate) and how she problem solved her own situation. I always felt like she was trying to do counseling from a solution focused perspective and dismissed the distress and complexity of my experiences and made me feel even more lousy and hopeless then before. I needed to navigate through the multiple stressors I was experiencing instead of the demeaning and highly degrading experience with Dr. Ryder. Dr. Ryder, your clients need therapy, not a pizza party that makes you feel better. I felt chided, dismissed and her skills were uttering lacking.
Submitted May 23, 2014 | flag
She does not understand the difference between being a friend versus being a physician
Submitted May 10, 2014 | flag
Dr. Ryder is caring and extremely accomodating in appointment scheduling. I truly believe that she saved my husbands life when he was suicidal after losing a job he had for nearly 20 years. He is now working at a better paying job with people who appreciate him more. I myself have been depressive for most of my life - I was diagnosed with severe endogenous depression at age 11 and am nearly 50 now. Even with medication, I have never tested as better than moderately depressed, and most antidepressants have had intolerable side-effects. Dr. Ryder has been willing to modify my treatments to try to obtain relief without adverse reactions, and I believe that her mastery of pharmacology is instrumental for this.
Submitted Feb. 21, 2013 | flag
solid,listens well, sees big picture, resourceful, practical,Knows where to draw line, explains reasons for doing things, encourages courage, leaves door open to call, returns calls, assists in helping off unneccesary medication
Submitted May 14, 2012 | flag
She is truly an angel. Regarding her personality : she really cares about her patients, she makes herself available any time, any where. (she even does home visits which I have rarely seen any specialist to do so) She knows how to develop a wonderful doctor-patient relationship. As a physician: she is very knowledgeable, professional and open minded.
Submitted April 8, 2012 | flag
Dr. Ryder is a gem! She truly cares about her patients and listens to their concerns working with them towards a common goal. I never thought that a psychiatrist would be beneficial since I only struggle with anxiety but she helped me a lot without the use of drugs. She's the best!
Submitted June 4, 2011 | flag
Dr. Ryder is by far the nicest doctor i have ever had. I wish i had been recommended earlier. When i saw her i was at my worst, and she has helped me get back to happy healthy place. thank you
Submitted April 26, 2011 | flag
I met Dr. Cecile Ryder for the first time yesterday and I can honestly say that her warmth, her knowledge and most importantly patience, was so refreshing to recieve. I was so glad to have her taking care of my loved one. He also felt very comfortable and has agreed to visit her again. I am thrilled and I know that just by being with her for one hour that she will make sure that my loved one will be taken care of properly. She was helpful, polite and every possible way imaginable. She isn't a pill pusher and she has other ways of dealing with patients in a calm and reassuring way. So far, I am pleased.
Submitted April 14, 2010 | flag
She emphatizes with the situation of her patients. She explains very well the medical basis for any of her medical advices specially pertaining to medications.
Submitted July 12, 2009 | flag
She is an utterly amazing woman and doctor. Without her assistance many years ago, for several years, I could not possibly be where I am today. I would never hear a bad word about Dr. Ryder, particularly when I think of some of the doctors I might have had instead! I had someone looking out for me that day in Richmond (where Dr. Ryder previously practiced) and am so grateful for the day we met!
Submitted April 26, 2009 | flag
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