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!

Tag: Burnout

  • Self-Care Greatest Hits!

    Self-Care Greatest Hits!

    If you celebrate any of the winter holidays, I hope they are bright and relaxing. And I hope 2023 is the year you finally make those big dreams a reality and leave burnout behind for good! I am coasting into the finish line for this year and planning to take some much-needed time off until […]

  • 5 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Starting a Coaching Business 

    5 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Starting a Coaching Business 

    2 years ago I decided to finally go for it and I signed up for a course that helps therapists become coaches. And there’s a LOT I wish I had known. I’m going to spill the tea and hopefully save you some stress. 

  • 6 Signs That You May Be Headed for Burnout and Need to Course Correct ASAP.

    6 Signs That You May Be Headed for Burnout and Need to Course Correct ASAP.

    Hi, I’m Michelle! I’m recording this on Halloween. And you know what’s really scary? When chronic stress goes ignored and unchecked and turns into burnout. Stress, chronic stress, and burnout are on a continuum. And by the time you hit the burnout stage and start to shut down, you’ve most likely already been outrunning chronic […]

  • 3 Reasons Why Moms Who Work as Therapists and Helping Professionals are at an Increased Risk of Burnout. 

    3 Reasons Why Moms Who Work as Therapists and Helping Professionals are at an Increased Risk of Burnout. 

    (Edited Transcript) Hi! I’m Michelle Risser. I help therapists and helping professionals optimize their self-care and live and work without burnout. I believe deep in my heart that taking care of yourself first so that you can shine your light out for others is the opposite of selfish!  If you know anyone who’s a mom […]

  • Additional Income Streams for Therapists

    Additional Income Streams for Therapists

    Break free from the therapy chair without leaving the profession! A few years ago, I realized I wasn’t going to be able to spend hours and hours sitting in my therapy chair and stay healthy- physically or mentally. I was still passionate about therapy, but I needed additional ways to expand my services.  For years, […]

  • 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.