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Risa Mendelson , LPC, COTA, MA

Online only

Accepting new clients
Provides online counseling through BetterHelp. This is a sponsored listing.

About me

My name is Risa Mendelson. 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 and 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 have 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 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.


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