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A Fulfilling Life Is Within Reach

Sex Therapy, Individual Therapy, and Relationship Therapy with

Risso Counseling

Meet Dr. Melissa Risso

California Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

AASECT Certified Sex Therapist

AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator

Ph.D. in Human Sexuality

Are you tired of talking endlessly about the problems in your relationships and are ready to find solutions? Are you frustrated with all the general relationship advice out there and just really want a professional therapist to understand your unique situation and guide you through it?


I’m Dr. Melissa Risso, and I can help. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a passion for helping individuals live better lives.

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What We Specialize In

Sex Therapy



Individual Therapy

Speaking Engagements

Therapist Consultation & Supervision

It's Not Just In Your Head.

You don't have to live without a fulfilling sex life because work keeps you busy, you had a baby, going through menopause or grew up not learning about sexual health. Whether you have desire discrepancies with a partner, sexual trauma, curious about

non-monogamy, or anything else, at Risso Counseling, we believe that satisfying relationships and a sex life can be yours.   

Professional, Confidential Counseling Services

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.

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.

- Lindsey M. 

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. 


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Individual Therapy

Couple's Shadow

Relationship Therapy

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Sex Therapy

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