Robin Risso, LMFT

Horses, Humans, and Healing: Equine Assisted Psychotherapy 

Treatment of Anxiety, PTSD, Grief, Depression

I began working as a family therapist in 2000.  I joined North Star Guidance Center in 2011 after working in community mental health and providing outreach family treatment.  I was trained in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in 2014 and most recently I was trained in neurofeedback in the fall of 2016.  I am engaged in continuous learning and continuing to add to my skills or in some cases, diversify what I can offer.  Why is that important to you? It means that I continue to work to be able to provide innovative, supportive, and most importantly healing treatment options for those who are looking for treatment for anxiety, depression, grief, depression, and more.

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Massachusetts in good standing and supervise people who are working towards their licensure or to licensed counselors as a clinical consultant.  As a family therapist, I am trained and licensed to diagnose and provide treatment individually, with couples, and with families for a wide variety of diagnoses.

Bullying, self esteem, attentional challenges, anxiety, trauma, anger management are some of the themes that often arise when I am working with teens , young adults, and adults. I also work with individuals who experience challenges related to understanding and reading social cues, emotional expression, and sarcasm etc.  

I have training and integrate in to my work: Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR),   Narrative Therapy,  Discernment CounselingSolution Focused Brief Therapy and utilize interventions from other theoretical frameworks as well.
EAGALA Model Certified
AAMFT Approved Supervision
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