Melanie Ryan, LCSWR, SRMT

Holistic Psychotherapist

Ancient Wisdom Teacher
Shadow Worker


Call (914) 260-1696 for appointments


  • Licensed Psychotherapist

  • Shamanic Healer & Teacher

  • Reiki Master Teacher

  • Teaches Shamanic Reiki Master Teacher Trainings and Yearlong Trainings

  • Buddhist Meditation Teacher / Mentor

  • Teaches Meditation Teacher Trainings

  • Teaches Shadow Work Workshops and Trainings

  • Entrepreneur / Business Mentoring

  • Leads International Retreats to Sacred Sites

As a shamanic healing medicine woman, Melanie began to weave her background as a licensed clinical psychotherapist with ancient wisdom healing starting in 2006. She provides in person and online healing sessions worldwide. Her energy medicine approach is eclectic, weaving the ancient wisdom of many indigenous lineages including: Native American, Celtic, Mayan, Tibetan, Siberian, Ecuadorian and Peruvian shamanism.


Melanie is authorized to teach Buddhist meditation in the Shambhala tradition of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. She is a faculty member of the Shambhala Meditation Center of NYC and has been teaching meditation since 2010. This tradition combines a contemporary, secular approach to meditation with the ancient practices of Tibetan Buddhism. 


Melanie is an entrepreneur and visionary, creating The Center for Health and Healing (founded in 2013), which is the largest and most progressive holistic health and learning center located in the heart of Mount Kisco, NY. Melanie and her husband Andy Steigmeier provide in person healing sessions, professional trainings, and workshops at this location. Voted Best of Hudson Valley in Holistic Medicine and Best of Westchester in Mind/Body Programs.

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University of Hartford BA, Psychology (1992)

Fordham University MSW dual major, Clinical Social Work & Research (1995)

Maxwell Institute, CASAC - Addictions Specialist (1996)