Riesa Minakan, LCSW

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  • LCSW
  • 100 B Danbury Suite 201E, Ridgefield, Connecticut, 06877
  • Phone: 203-391-8578
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  • Session Fees: I am out of network. Typically clients can get reimbursed 50%-70%.
  • rmridgefieldtherapy.com
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Phone, Webcam


I have over 15 years of experience in the psychotherapy field with extensive clinical experience. I utilize CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), which works really well for self-esteem, depression, and anxiety issues. I also frequently apply my DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) skills and incorporate them into treatment. DBT is particularly effective with teenage and middle schoolers suffering from eating disorders, self-harm, addiction, depression, and anxiety.

I am also trained in MDFT (Multidimensional Family Therapy), which is great for healing relationships and increasing communication between family members. This therapy is also effective with addiction issues.

Finally, I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a fairly new technique that is getting a lot of attention in healing PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) symptoms as well as smaller traumas. I have co-led Intensive Outpatient treatment programs for teenagers and young adults utilizing EMDR, and I am amazed at its effectiveness.


When people work with me they always leave with ways to handle their issues.  Whether it's coping skills, reframing negative thinking, stress tolerance, effective communication.  You will be active in your treatment but also have tangible ways to work on issues and it will be clear of your path and feel empowered to change.  


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Ridgefield CT