Michelle Risser, LISW-S

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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:

  • Maternal and Perinatal Mental Health, including infertility, pregnancy, postpartum mood disorders, birth trauma, and adjustment to parenthood
  • Trauma Therapy, including EMDR for past and recent trauma, anxiety, and family of origin concerns
  • Solution-Focused Therapy, including confidence, self-love, performance enhancement, and goal-setting
  • Coaching and Consultation to help moms, organizations, and  helping professionals prevent and overcome burnout


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

Michelle’s Recent Articles

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 also works as a coach/consultant helping individuals and organizations prevent and overcome burnout.

Learn more at mrisser.com.

Other Online Publications You’ve Written For:

  • Authority Magazine

Publications Featuring Expert Insight:

  • Huffington Post – Ways To Sneak In Mental Health Breaks Throughout Your Day (2021)