About Me


I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in the helping profession for over 25 years. This has been a second career for me and the journey has been both personally and professionally rewarding!

I have taken a nontraditional career path to become a social worker. I started my first career in the entertainment business and then went on a path of personal introspection and growth to become a social worker. My myriad of professional experiences in both the public and private sectors have equipped me with a unique set of skills, a wealth of knowledge, and clinical expertise to aid others in developing life-long wellness.

As a seasoned professional, I try not to take myself too seriously. I see every client as a colleague bringing their personal knowledge to our working relationship. Clients are always their own personal expert. Therefore, my approach to therapy is always supportive and respectful and strength-based. Growth and behavioral health can only be achieved by working together from a positive position and the client making a conscious decision to want to change. This will bring about personal growth.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


CA LCSW 22300


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Stuart Riskin. 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 by D.A. on Sep 25, 2022 after therapy with Stuart for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Stu was an extremely responsive and professional therapist and i highly recommend him to anyone going through a tough time

Written by J.O. on Jan 18, 2022 after therapy with Stuart for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, coaching, and adhd

Stu is a good person and helpful in so many ways. Patient and happy personality. Recommended highly!

Written by J.O. on Jan 18, 2022 after therapy with Stuart for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and bipolar disorder

Stu is what you would look for in a therapist/councilor! Professional, helpful and very easy to talk to! Because of Stu, I feel like I'm on a better path in life.

Written by O.M. on Oct 24, 2021 after therapy with Stuart for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression

Good therapist

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