Services Risso Counseling Offers

Providing individual, relationship, and sex therapy services to adults throughout California


Counseling Services

Providing individual, relationship, and sex therapy services to adults throughout California.

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Individual therapy

Are you experiencing anxiety? Feeling overwhelmed or stressed in your life? Individual counseling can help.

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relationship therapy

Do you feel like you and you partner(s) need to improve communication? Need premarital counseling? Feeling lost in your relationship(s)?

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sex therapy

Are you having sexual health concerns? Want to improve intimacy in your relationship(s)? Generally, want to learn more about sexual health?

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Seeking to do this life-changing work at your own pace? Workshops offer a cost-effective and powerful way to improve your emotional and sexual wellness.

Speaking Engagements

Are you looking for a professional to speak about mental health, sexual health, or a therapy-related topic? Dr. Melissa Risso has presented at over 70+ conferences, meetings, and events.



Services for Therapists

Are you seeking to open your own private practice and not sure where to start? Looking to become AASECT Certified and seeking a supervisor? Dr. Melissa Risso can help with personalized professional coaching! 

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Private Practice Building Consultation

Opening up your own private practice and do not know where to begin? Melissa can provide a 60-minute consultation for suggestions tailored to meet your needs in order to build a successful private practice. Topics can include social media marketing, website design, logistics for running a private practice, and more!

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AASECT Application Consultation

Are you planning to apply for your AASECT Certification and feeling overwhelmed with how to organize your application or where to begin in the certification process? As an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, Melissa can provide you handouts, tips & tricks, and can review your application to help ensure AASECT will approve your certification requirements.

from $100

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Training Opportunities

Looking to have Melissa talk at your next event? Melissa has presented on a number of sexual and mental health topics, including consensual non-monogamy practices, general information on sex therapy, how to develop your private practice, what every couple should be discussing in their relationship(s), and more!

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"She is one of the best therapists that I have worked with..."

"Melissa is an outstanding therapist. She is compassionate towards her clients, very professional, and quite knowledgeable about her field. I was impressed at how quickly I felt comfortable with her. She is one of the best therapists that I have worked with; I highly recommend her!"

- Amanda S.

"Highly recommended therapist!"

"A++ Therapist! I can say without a doubt that Melissa is one of the few therapists that greatly loves her job and highly invests in her clients. She is compassionate, hard-working, and provides different techniques to ensure that you are taking away new information. HIGHLY recommended therapist!"

- Michael z.

"A big thank you, Melissa!"

"One of the best therapists! She completely changed my life! A BIG THANK YOU, MELISSA!!!!! I'm forever grateful for you and what you taught me."