Alison Sutton-Ryan, M.S.W. '98, D.B.H., LCSW, LISAC

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Alison Sutton-Ryan smiles at the camera wearing a white jacket.

M.S.W., Smith College School for Social Work


Alison Sutton-Ryan is a clinical assistant professor in social work at Salisbury University. She has over 25 years clinical psychotherapy experience in a variety of settings with specialization in addictions/recovery, perinatal mood disorders, integrated care and mental health of healthcare providers. She has maintained a private practice for over 18 years. She was previously the director of mental health for University of Arizona College of Medicine, Health Sciences, and Veterinary Medicine. She received a doctorate in behavioral health from Arizona State. She has a post-graduate certificate from University of Tennessee in veterinary social work. She is a proud 1998 graduate of Smith College School for Social Work. She is currently completing a fellowship addressing integrated care and experience of transgender individuals. She lives in Tucson, Arizona with her partner and two adult children and a pack of rescue dogs.