Michelle Risser, LISW-S

Michelle Risser, LISW-S

Michelle Risser, LISW-S


Licensed Clinical Social Worker- Supervisor
Level 1 and 2 Trained in Research Based Approach to Couple’s Therapy, Gottman Institute
EMDR Trained: The Institute for Creative Mindfulness
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Components of Care Certificate Course

Area of Focus:

Perinatal mental health, trauma, (EMDR), self-love, confidence, performance enhancement, chronic stress and burnout for mental health therapists


MSW., Masters of Social Work, The Ohio State University
B.A., Anthropology, The Ohio State University

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Professional Background

Michelle has been working in the field of mental health since 2003. Before opening her private practice in 2010, Michelle’s experiences included working as a psychiatrist’s assistant in a large counseling center, serving homeless teens in a transitional housing program, providing medical case management, drug and alcohol counseling and mental health therapy for persons living with HIV/ AIDS and as a hospital social worker with children and families at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Michelle’s clinical focus areas are maternal mental health, trauma, and utilizing EMDR to increase confidence and improve performance.
Michelle is on a mission to help other moms who work as therapists overcome burnout and get their spark back!

Learn more at www.joyfulhappymom.com.