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Dr. Emma Rishton

Clinical Psychology
Los Angeles, CA
14 years experience female

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Emma Rishton

Los Angeles, CA

Address

11980 San Vicente #712, Los Angeles, CA, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 9:00pm
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About

Bio

I am a licensed psychologist with a private practice located in the Brentwood Medical Plaza in West Los Angeles. My training is in psychodynamic psychotherapy. My practice is general in the sense that I treat a wide range of ages, but specific in the sense that I understand the importance of treating each person as an individual. I have extensive training in the treatment of adults, adolescents and couples. Additionally, I have been trained in helping with pregnancy and postpartum.

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Clinical Psychology

Doctor Q&A

268 Answers
817 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Worth a try: It is good that you are reaching out and still curious. It doesn't sound like the 8 years of psychiatric care helped you trust therapists. Anxiet... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Yes: Depression takes many different forms. It is smart of you to ask about yourself specifically. Being curious about your own experience is a good first ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
They can be the same: They can literally be the same. The best thing to do is take a home pregnancy test, then you will know for sure. In a general sense pregnancy symptoms... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Talk and support: Most likely it will be a "support group" where people with bipolar/depression talk about how they manage life and the inherent limitations of bipolar/... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Endless Possibilites: There could be so many reasons that you feel depressed when you see the sun start to rise. Maybe an association? Maybe you are not looking forward to ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Lots: It's hard to say. I don't know anyone who has ever had regrets for doing yoga everyday. Yoga can change a lot in you emotionally, physically and spiri... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
How: How long until the meds start to work? What to do in emergencies? Activities to get involved in?
A member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Needs Attention: You must go see a doctor about this. It might be something serious and it might not be, but it's not something you want to play around with. Talk to o... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
As much as you can: One of the great things about yoga is that you learn to pay attention to what your body needs. Most beginning classes emphasize taking breaks. You wi... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Anecdotal : There is some evidence that it can, and it does make sense because of the change in hormones, but most of the evidence is still anecdotal. Here is a l... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Talk Therapy: First, congratulations on getting the right meds and sticking to them! it always makes me happy to hear about people with bipolar doing well. You don'... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Yes: People respond to emotional stress in different ways. Losing weight is a common response. But you should rule out other physical issues if you lost 20... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Probably not: It sounds like you are in good health and are still far away from menopause. After age 35 genetic counseling is recommended because there is a higher ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Treatment: Anxiety is very treatable and does not have to affect a persons career choice. It is important to get treatment though, anxiety can make even the sma... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Yes: Yes, you can tell us the details but we won't be able to give you a definitive diagnosis or treatment. If you are worried you have severe depression, ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Hindsight: The only reliable differentiation is a positive pregnancy test. Every period is different and every pregnancy is different. A lot of times you will be... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Yes: Use all the same precautions as with regular ejaculation. Best wishes.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Express concern: Let your partner know that you are concerned. You can't give him a diagnosis or treatment and neither can we. Sometimes it takes the people closest t... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Yes but: It could be an allergic reaction too. If it is anxiety, you might want to look into some treatment for it. Talk to your doctor. Best wishes.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
It does suck: Hi. It doesn't have to suck this bad. You need more support. I see you are on medication and in behavior therapy. Talk to your psychiatrist and/or the... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Control: It's not a problem until it starts to disrupt her life. If she is obsessively thinking about this other guy it could cause real problems in her life. ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
New start: I agree with dr. Cohen, it is very important that you get on the right medication if you have ocd and bipolar. It is normal to be anxious about starti... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Complicated: This is a complicated question to answer because it sounds like the organ donor is contemplating suicide. Furthermore, it sounds that this organ donor... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Yes: I agree with dr. Barnam and dr. Weixel. It is how you manage and there are many personality disorders that have varying levels of effect on a persons ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Yes: Panic attacks are under the umbrella of anxiety. They are really scary, but there are very effective ways of treating them. Tell your dr. About your s... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Flat Affect?: Flat affect: the absence or near absence of emotional response to a situation that normally elicits emotion. It is observed in schizophrenia and some ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Consider the group: It depends a lot on who is in the group and how much supervision you have and need. Also, remember to provide options. Don't ask someone to do someth... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Evaluate : Make an appointment with your dr. There are so many possible causes to what you are going through. It's normal to be scared to get a check up, but t... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Treatment: You can see a therapist for anxiety and panic, and it can be low cost or even free. Look into community clinics in your area. Or google "sliding scale... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Better treatment: It is not better to go untreated, going untreated can be extremely dangerous. Talking to a psychiatrist and/or therapist about your concerns is vital... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Personal Motivation: Nicotine gum helps a lot of people quit but the feeling isn't the same. Some people 12 step programs work (nicotine anonymous). If this approach leav... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Do:: Do: get support where you feel most comfortable. Don't: expect that it will be the same for everyone.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Treatment : Psychotherapy is very effective for dealing with anxiety and panic. It can also help you with your relationship issues. Medication is not usually the ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Get seen: Their is help for the kind of anxiety you are feeling. Let your parent or guardian know. Get a full physical work up and ask for a referral to see a t... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Specify: Be very specific about what it means not to feel your best. If you have gotten a complete medical evaluation and have been told that it is anxiety, fi... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Evaluation: Were you actually diagnosed with add? If so, go back to the doctor who gave you the diagnosis and explain what is getting worse. If you haven't been d... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Anxiety help: Are you sure it's anxiety? Make sure you get checked out by a physician. If you've had it checked out by a physician ask for a referral for some thera... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Yes: Take a home pregnancy test. It's better to know. Best of luck in whatever you want.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Good Attention: If you've been unfocused for the past 4-5 years you should be congratulated on making it to college! you are finding a resource in yourself that is wo... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
See your Dr.: Living with intense anxiety for days is not safe for you or your baby. Call your doctor and explain your symptoms and situation with breast feeding. F... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Personal Motivation: For some people 12 step programs work (nicotine anonymous). If this approach leaves you cold, look at the steps on you own and hang on to any phrase t... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Treatment : Hi. The way you describe your situation sounds like you are really unhappy with how things are going. There is help for the things you describe. Get a... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Ask again: You have a question about Paxil (paroxetine) and Zoloft. Ask more specifically and I'm sure someone will be happy to help. Also, don't hesitate to ask... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
What would help?: Are you so depressed that it makes it physically impossible for you to talk? Is it something else? Despite the fact that you are unable to physically ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Don't: Don't give up hope. There are lots of people with bipolar that lead interesting productive lives.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Ask: If you are embarrassed that is normal. You might want to consider doing it via email if that is an option and it makes you feel more comfortable. G... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
It'a a trigger: While there is extreme pressure to look a certain way due to mass media, eating disorders have much deeper psychological origins. Many times eating di... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Dysthymia? Maybe?: Dysthymia is a chronic, milder mood disturbance in which a person reports a low mood almost daily over a span of at least two years. The symptoms are ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Outside evaluation: Get an evaluation from a licensed professional. Bipolar disorder is not a joke. There are lots of misconceptions about what bipolar disorder is. No ma... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Yes: Take a home pregnancy test, they are cheap and accurate. It is normal to be scared if you don't want to be pregnant. It is normal to be scared if you ... Read More

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Oct 11, 2013
Dr. Rishton is a thoughtful, clear responder. Her answers and comments have often made a difference in how to think about things. Her smile makes a difference in how to feel about them.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
Sep 29, 2013
Dr. Rishton is a breath of fresh air on Healthtap. You can count on her for straight-forward, no- nonsense advice coupled with insightful wisdom. Very highly recommended!
Aug 5, 2013
Dr. RIshton provides caring, helpful answers to a wide variety of patient questions here on HealthTap. I enjoy reading her responses, and am glad to recommend her.
HealthTap member
This made me feel good. Thanks! On Suboxone(8mg) after 4yr opiate addiction. After 6 months on the "subs", I find myself struggling to forgive myself and mild depression. Your tip on overcoming addict...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thank you so much for your quick reply. ive been to many doctors already but theyre all giving me meds for symptoms of anxiety.thank you
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thnks dr. For ur reply. Actually im always visit my gp monthly but nothing much he can do. He also claim that im more to anxiety problem.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Roykan
Graduated 2008MD

Residency

Valley Community Clinic

Awards

None
Top Psychologist, Second Place, California - Summer
2013
Hippocrates Award, Second Place, National - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Valley Community Clinic

Publications

none
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