Emily Risinger, MS, ATR, LPCC
Narrative of Services:
Emily exclusively treats OCD and Anxiety disorders using ERP, CBT and Art Therapy. She has treated over a hundred children and adults with OCD. She has assisted families in learning appropriate responses to a child’s OCD and ways to limit accommodations and reassurance. Emily also provides information for ways partners can support loved ones with OCD/Anxiety. Emily offers Exposure Response Prevention, skills training for parents/partners on reducing reassurance and accommodations, support with school communication, and monthly (C)YBOCs assessments. Emily exclusively treats OCD and Anxiety Disorders.
Facilities accessible by clients of all mobility levels: Yes
Emily has worked as a therapist since 2013. Emily became familiar with ERP when working at Rogers Behavioral Health. Emily continues to implement and use these skills in her practice. Emily keeps up-to-date on best practices by attending Continuing Ed classes. She also listens to related podcasts, reading books or articles of first-hand accounts of individuals with OCD or Anxiety so she can stay current with resources available. Emily also appreciates witnessing artwork made by individuals navigating mental health.
Emily has experience working with LGBT+ populations. She has also worked with urban youth in Milwaukee first as a Y Mentor then as a therapist for those affected by sexual assault or abuse. Emily has also worked with adjudicated youth and their families.
Emily has received training at ProjectQ Milwaukee where she was allowed the opportunity to work with LGBT+ youth. Emily has taken several multicultural courses in undergrad and graduate school and has had training in cultural competency at Rogers Behavioral Health.
In 2010 Emily graduated with her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Human Relations. Emily’s interest in advocacy continued as she to studied for her Masters in Art Therapy with a concentration in Counseling, graduating in 2013. Her thesis topic was on Social Action Art Therapy projects for undeserved populations in mental health. Emily has worked as a therapist since 2013. Emily became familiar with ERP when working at Rogers Behavioral Health. Emily continues to implement and use these skills in her practice.