Risa Mendelson

(MA, LPC, COTA)

About Me

I have been a counselor for 6 years. . I have a MA in Rehabilitation Counseling and Community Inclusion. This degree enabled me to be able to serve diverse populations of clients to evaluate individual needs, plan and implement interventions. I look at each individual holistically (mentally, physically, and emotionally).
I am also a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant which involved much work with diverse populations of clients that had not only physical challenges but also depression, decreased self-esteem, anxiety, grief, traumatic brain injury, and many other mental challenges. I can communicate with clients, families, caregivers, guardians, case managers, and other professionals.
My counseling style is genuine and warm. Rapport building is important to me in the first three sessions so the client is comfortable with sharing his stories. I am not judgmental. My approach combines clients centered therapy, cognitive therapy, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness therapy.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Life Purpose , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #6401019170 (Expires: 2022-05-31)


Reviews

Written by W.E. on Jun 10, 2021 after counseling with Risa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She’s really nice and an awesome person. I like that she’s trying to help with so much. I would recommend completely.

Written by K.E. on Jun 02, 2021 after counseling with Risa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Very kind and accommodating professional. Eager to help and to understand what I’m thinking and feeling.

Written by S.A. on May 23, 2021 after counseling with Risa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Risa is amazing. I thank God that she was chosen for me out of all of the therapists working for betterhelp. She has truly looked at my problems/issues and responded with compassion and I appreciate that so much. Risa has given me new ways to try and cope with my anxiety and depression and it has been successful. I am so glad that I took a chance with this great program.

Written by R.E. on May 15, 2021 after counseling with Risa for 3 weeks on issues concerning self esteem

She has been very helpful in getting me in touch with some deep rooted issues. I highly recommend her.