Welcome! My name is Ryan, I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has spent nearly 20 years working with kids and young adults as a School Social Worker, Camp Director and Clinician. I’m also the father to a son and an overly friendly dog with dreadlocks.
While I have worked in special education since graduating from Bryn Mawr College School of Social Work I became interested in social learning (social skills) because my son (whom I adopted as an older child in 2006) needed help with his social, executive functioning and emotional regulation skills. When I searched for social skills programs to help him I found that the programs in the area were designed for children with more significant challenges than my sons. As a result, I began learning all I could about these areas which eventually led me to opening Center for ADHD in 2014.
I created Ride the Wave Counseling (formerly Center for ADHD) to teach practical skills and strategies in a manner designed for how the male brain learns best.
Summer Trip Camp opened in 2017 as the first summer camp in the country designed for boys with an ADHD profile who need to improve their executive functioning, social and independent skills.
While I specialize in ADHD and Asperger’s/higher-verbal autism I also work with individuals who have no formal diagnosis but may struggle with managing their emotions, social anxiety, excessive video gaming, low self-confidence and those who struggle with life after high school.
Please go to upcoming presentations for a list of my upcoming speaking engagements or visit past presentations to see my speaking engagements from the past year.
I look forward to connecting with you.
Ryan Wexelblatt, LCSW – Ride the Wave Counseling & Summer Trip Camp Director
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- Certified NJ School Social Worker
- Certified Autism Specialist
- Received Social Thinking® Clinical Training Level 1 Certificate of Completion
- Certificate in Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Youth from the Beck Institute
- Extensive training in executive functioning support strategies
- Training in Cognitive Behavior interventions from Temple University Children & Teen Anxiety Clinic
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