About me

I am a Licensed California Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 15 years of experience in counseling and psychotherapy. I provide individual and group therapy to treat mental, behavioral, and emotional disorders.  My work is client centered, I work with you to develop strategies to change behaviors so that you may learn to cope with difficult situations resulting from anxiety, depression, and trauma. I am here to help you identify your inner strengths and resources to achieve your goals. My primary intervention method is Narrative. You write and tell your story. Together we develop a treatment plan, based on your past and present difficulties and you, the client, write your future story.
I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Cancer , Co-morbidity , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


CA LCSW 76759


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Fred Risard. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Sep 16, 2021 after therapy with Fred for 3 weeks

I am grateful to have session with Fred

Written on May 17, 2021 after therapy with Fred for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Fred has helped me navigate and explore my emotions during some very challenging times for me. I am some grateful to speak with him!

Written on Mar 30, 2021 after therapy with Fred for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Fred is a great listener who keeps our conversations feeling casual so it’s takes the edge off . Fred makes it feel like you are speaking to a friend. I would reccomend Fred to anyone afraid of talking to someone! Thank you Fred for giving me space to talk about my issues freely

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