Are you currently experiencing a critical moment in your life? Perhaps you are in the midst of a major life transition, questioning your identity, or recently lost a loved one? Possibly you’ve come to realize that your relationships are less satisfying, you are feeling emotionally flat, and life has less meaning? I believe psychotherapy has the potential to help transform your experiences enabling you to live more fully in the present and with greater authenticity. I am committed to helping people explore their emotions and thoughts both conscious and unconscious, which often leads to greater self-awareness and change. I bring a passion for healing to my work and believe that by allowing people to explore their hopes and fears, strengths and limitations, within a safe and collaborative therapeutic relationship there is the potential to live a more enlivened life.
“When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.” -Khalil Gibran
If you’re feeling stuck in your daily life, less joyful, struggling to cope with any of life’s demands and challenges, or going through changes that are affecting the quality of your life, you may find therapy helpful. Within the context of a safe, respectful, and collaborative therapeutic relationship, the therapy process offers the opportunity to become curious about your life, develop deeper self-understanding, mourn inevitable losses, and develop strengths so that you can achieve your goals, and live a more expansive and rewarding life. I feel privileged to be with you on this journey, to listen deeply to your concerns, your yearnings, and the things within you and outside of you that stand in the way of you feeling vibrant and alive.
Meet Robin B. Risler, Psy.D.
Dr. Risler is a licensed psychologist, psychoanalyst and addictions counselor. For years she has been helping individuals, couples, and families deal with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship concerns, and other issues that interfere with living more fully.
Relational psychoanalysis is founded on the concept that relationships are an essential aspect of emotional well-being. Individuals who find it difficult to maintain supportive and healthy relationships are likely to experience a sense of disconnection, diminished self-worth, and general distress.
Relational theory asserts that the sense of connection healthy relationships provide, is an essential aspect of human well-being. When this connection is absent, mental and emotional problems often result. The primary goal of relational psychoanalysis is to address these concerns and help those seeking treatment to become better able to develop supportive, lasting relationships. Mutual empathy and authenticity, as expressed through the therapeutic relationship, can help facilitate this goal.