Risa Mendelson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Michigan

Risa Mendelson, MA, BS, COTA

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Able to serve diverse populations of clients to evaluate individual needs. My counseling style is warm and genuine. Rapport building is important to me so the client is comfortable with sharing his/her life stories.
I will actively listen and ask questions to get clarification. I am not judgmental.

I have a MA in Rehabilitation Counseling and Community Inclusion. This degree enabled me to be able to serve diverse populations of clients to evaluate individual needs, plan and implement interventions. I have a BS in psychology (Human Development) and I am a licensed Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. My experience as a therapist has enhanced my skills as a counselor because it has allowed me to look at each individual holistically (mentally, physically, and emotionally). I have experience working with diverse populations of clients that has physical challenges. My counseling style is warm and genuine. Rapport building is important to me so the client is comfortable with sharing his/her life stories. I will actively listen and ask questions to get clarification. I am not judgmental. My approach can combine clients centered therapy, cognitive therapy, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness therapy.
I have experience working with clients that have depression, decreased self-esteem, stress management and organizational skills, anxiety, grief, anger management, traumatic brain injury, and many other mental challenges. My background allows to me to zone in on self–care, and explore the clients’ strengths. I can communicate with clients, families, caregivers, guardians, case managers, and other professionals.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Career
  • Depression
  • Grief & Loss
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$125.00 - $150.00
Sliding Scale
Yes
Pay By
Cash, Check, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Aetna
,
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
,
Blues Cross Network
,
Cigna
,
Compsych
,
Medicaid
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Molina
,
Self-Pay Only
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United Healthcare
,

Licenses & Certifications

License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Professional Counselor
6401019170
Michigan
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
Wayne State University
Masters of Arts in Rehabiliatation Counseling and Community Inclusion
2013