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About Me 

Robin Risso, LMFT, CEIP-MH, AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Robin Risso LMFT Standing Next to a White and Brown Horse

Robin Risso, LMFT standing next to a white and brown horse

Hey There! I'm Robin, a licensed marriage and family therapist offering a unique approach to behavioral health treatment for individuals, couples, and families in Massachusetts and the Southern New Hampshire area.

Trying to find a therapist and figure out what to look for can be overwhelming so I want to share with you some of the information that is important so you can see if I am the right fit for you.

But before I do, I first want to acknowledge the important and brave step that you are taking right now simply by being on this website. Seeking help is not always an easy thing to do but you are taking the most important step right now by trying to find someone who can help you continue your journey towards healing. Be proud of yourself for achieving this milestone, and keep moving forward!

My Approach Toward Healing and Counseling

I recognize that no two people are the same and that each person is wonderfully unique, with their own experiences, challenges, and strengths. And just as each person’s path to therapy is different, for treatment to be its most effective it requires a therapeutic approach that is as individual as you are. 

I draw from therapy models that you may find in a traditional office setting that also translate well out in the pasture with the horses or engaging with the natural setting found at Moonlight Ranch. I have witnessed how engaging in treatment while attuned to the natural world creates an opportunity for growth, healing, and peace in ways I haven't seen in an office setting. 

I strive to create a safe space where you can exhale, feel safe, and maybe even laugh a little. Therapy is hard work and being able to laugh a little, and feel connected and heard while on your journey is key to me. 

 

  • I believe we all have the capacity to heal, grow, and learn.

  • I believe that we grow through our relationships AND individually.

  • I believe that all humans deserve to be seen and heard in their true selves.

My Areas of Expertise

My expertise is in working with adults and teens to heal from traumatizing events in their lives as well as navigating the complex worlds and relationships so many of us experience. I also work to help manage and decrease anxiety, depression, and attentional difficulties that make it harder to be in our lives and get in the way of how we want to be in the world. 

Am I the right therapist for you? Request a free confidential call to explore the connection!

My Credentials

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MA #1235, Issued 8/6/2002

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, NH #255, Issued 4/20/2021

  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Clinical Fellow

  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Approved Supervisor

  • EMDR International Association member

My Education

  • EAMH Post Graduate Practitioner Certificate Program - University of Denver

  • M.Ed in Counseling: Marriage and Family Therapy - Cambridge College

  • B.A in Family Studies - Cambridge College

Related Experience

  • Family Therapist - 2011 – Present
    North Star Guidance Center, Inc. Chelmsford, MA

     

  • Executive Director: 2011 – 2012
    Massachusetts Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

     

  • Clinical Consultant: 2011 – 2013
    Eliot CHS, Lexington, MA

     

  • Supervision Consultant: 2011 – 2013
    Northeast Family Institute, Salem, MA

     

  • Regional Director: 2006 – 2011
    Family Continuity Programs, Inc. Peabody, MA

     

  • Program Director: 2001 – 2006

        Family Continuity Programs, Inc. Beverly, MA

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