Dr. Michelle Ryng
Dr. Michelle Ryng

Dr. Michelle Ryng is a clinical psychologist who was trained to provide evidence-based and time-limited interventions to help adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, addictions, and adjustment problems. She specializes in working with veterans, active duty service members, and their families and is very familiar with the unique challenges of military life; her father and husband are also veterans. Dr. Ryng has a great deal of respect for cultural diversity, some of which flourished while helping survivors of political torture who were seeking asylum in the United States.


While working at the Orlando VA Medical Center in Florida for 5 years, Dr. Ryng was certified in 1) Prolonged Exposure therapy for trauma, 2) Cognitive Processing therapy for trauma, and 3) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for PTSD, anxiety, and depression. The latter intervention (ACT) focuses on connecting with the present moment (for example, using mindfulness and cognitive “de-fusion” techniques) in order to take action in the direction of one’s most important values. She has more recently begun using ACT in her work with couples, with great success. She also has a great deal of training and experience in helping individuals to manage their anger and to reduce the harm caused by their drinking or other addictions.


Dr. Ryng is currently accepting adults and couples who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, addictions, and adjustment problems or life transitions. 


Among the therapies Dr. Ryng practices is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). ACT is a powerful therapy that incorporates mindfulness based techniques. It has been shown to be effective for a diverse range of problems and disorders including anxiety, depression, and anger. The clips provided give an introduction to ACT therapy and highlight ACT exercises. For a more in-depth explanation of ACT please visit: