Testimonials + Resources
“Being new to therapy, I wasn't sure where to begin. Risha was really patient with getting to know my story, committing everything to memory. She continues to recall details from months ago that are relevant to discussions we have today, which never ceases to amaze me (this trait is very important to me in feeling heard). What I love about my time with Risha is that I walk away with actionable advice - something I can implement right away in my daily life - and a deeper awareness of my behavioral patterns. I came to Risha unsure of how to control my anxiety and resulting control issues. Even though this will be my ongoing journey, I feel equipped to get myself out of spirals and address situations more calmly and less impulsively.” -S.H.
"Risha has allowed me to see how important it is to make an investment in my mental health. Through her encouragement and open communication, I have been able to reflect and grow in innumerable ways as I make my way here in New York City. In our relationship, I've been able to identify and work through barriers in my mental wellness as I accomplish personal, physical, and career goals. I value her thoughtful input and kindness, and am proud to say that my journey to wellness has been influenced and supported by Risha. " -A. R.
“Not to be dramatic, but I can't imagine where I'd be without Risha's help. When I started going to therapy, I was constantly frustrated and irritable and felt like the world was working against me, but I just thought this was my normal baseline of emotion so I didn't think of it as a problem. Working with Risha helped me stop projecting my own issues onto other people and do what was I was most afraid of, which was look inside myself and go through the mess of emotions and trauma that I'd been suppressing for my whole life. Instead of being angry at the state of my life, Risha has helped me look forward to my healing journey, no matter how many bumps might be in the road.” -E. T.
“Risha has been a constant and trusted resource as I navigated uncertain times both personally and professionally providing cues to some of the most meaningful discoveries I would not have accessed without her and haven’t been able to with other therapists.” -J. H.
“A year later, I can honestly say I don't recognize the person I was before. I'm more confident and understanding now. I live a way healthier lifestyle. I learned a lot but the two biggest lessons I learned is appreciating who I am and accepting the challenges of life. In one of our early sessions, Risha mentioned that there is no script for life, we're all trying to figure it out and we shouldn't be too hard on ourselves. It's simple but armed with that information, I was able to refocus my energy and appreciate the person looking back at me in the mirror. I was very angry at the world but that energy isn't healthy, it wasn't me either. I now know how to deal with those feelings. Like I said before, I came into this experience with one expectation but so many things opened up for me.” -Y.W.
"Risha is compassionate, thoughtful, patient and easy to talk to. She has been able to support me while making me feel validated and also challenges me by getting me to think in ways I never would have myself. I have worked with Risha alone and also with my husband. She is welcoming, never judges, and we are comfortable telling her everything. I have never had a relationship like this with a therapist before, easy and helpful. Risha has given my husband and I amazing tools to help us communicate with each other and to navigate some difficult times in our relationship. I really cannot say enough about how wonderful Risha is, even since I moved to Connecticut, I still look forward to coming into the city on a regular basis to see her." -A.P.