Michelle Risser

I’m Michelle, and I help therapists and helping professionals overcome burnout with optimized self-care and diversified income streams so they can have bigger impact and more fun!

Category: Burnout

  • Self-Care All Day Every Day!

    Self-Care All Day Every Day!

    Self-care is about what you do every single day. You pour out your energy for your clients and your families all day every day, so in order to stay healthy, you need to take care of yourself all day every day. Fill your own cup first, so that you have something to give.

  • Why is self-care so hard in the summer when you are a therapist and a mom? 

    Why is self-care so hard in the summer when you are a therapist and a mom? 

    We all go into summer thinking “Ahh, a break!” We picture ourselves relaxing by the pool while our kids happily splash around and we sip iced tea. It will be a luxurious break from the tyranny of the school year and we will finally have time for the self-care we know we deserve.  Unfortunately, it rarely turns out that way. You may even find that you feel even MORE exhausted in the summer and you are counting down the days until school starts back up! 

  • What about YOU?

    What about YOU?

    Not only is it OK to put yourself first, but it’s also critical and non-negotiable. 

  • How to Get Good at Boundaries

    How to Get Good at Boundaries

    Setting boundaries and saying no can be really tough, especially if you have any trauma history, attachment wounds, codependent patterns, or fear of rejection. Read on for 3 easy ways to get good at boundaries!

  • Why are so many therapists leaving the field?

    Why are so many therapists leaving the field?

    So many therapists and helping professionals are thinking about becoming coaches, creating courses, starting a side hustle or even leaving the field entirely at a time when the need for metal health services is through the roof. There’s nothing wrong with diversifying your time and income, but read this first.

  • Hello, Cortisol

    Hello, Cortisol

    Cortisol is a great thing to have if you are being chased by a tiger…. Not so great when you’re just trying to get to your kid’s parent-teacher conference.