Emily Risinger, MS, ATR, LPCC

Counselor

Counselor, Owner

6607 18th Ave S
Richfield, Minnesota 55423
Phone: 612-564-5717

Narrative of Services:

Sessions are focused first and foremost on exposures. Emily will work with the client and their loved ones to create a targeted hierarchy. Treatment also includes identifying unhelpful thinking styles, thought diffusion strategies, mindfulness, and relapse prevention planning. Emily also offers the opportunity to help “train” a partner or parent by providing information on helpful techniques in supporting a loved one. Training will also include how to implement validation, reduce and eliminate accommodations and reassurance.

Sessions are focused first and foremost on exposures. Emily will work with the client and their loved ones to create a targeted hierarchy. Treatment also includes identifying unhelpful thinking styles, thought diffusion strategies, mindfulness, and relapse prevention planning. Emily also offers the opportunity to help “train” a partner or parent by providing information on helpful techniques in supporting a loved one. Training will also include how to implement validation, reduce and eliminate accommodations and reassurance.

Facilities accessible by clients of all mobility levels: Yes

Training Description:

Emily has practice CBT for 8 years and has had a focus on ERP for three years. Emily gained experience in ERP after opening an Intensive Outpatient Program for OCD at a local clinic. She provides services for all types of OCD, Tics/Tourette’s, hair-pulling and other BFRBs. Emily has received specific training for BFRBs through the Trichotillomania Learning Center. Emily attends Continuing Ed classes and listens related podcasts, reads books or articles of first-hand accounts of individuals with OCD or Anxiety to stay up-to-date.


Diversity Statement:
In 2010 Emily graduated with her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Human Relations. Emily’s interest in advocacy continued as she 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 underserved populations in mental health.