Dr. Emma Rishton

Clinical Psychology
Los Angeles, CA
15 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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Thursday: Closed
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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

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268 Answers
817 Agrees
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Better not alone: It's best not to do it alone. With depression the most helpful thing to do is see a psychiatrist and/or psychologist to cope more effectively. It migh... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Sounds serious: Are you having suicidal thoughts? You must get help right away. 1-800-273-8255.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Verify license: If you just need the basic information contact the board where they got their license. If you don't know which board it is ask the therapist. Usually ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Expect help: It ranges a lot, therapists take different approaches to eating disorders. If you are physically still in the range of normal, you will probably meet ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
You really can't: The wiki definition: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/bipolar_disorder assuming you have not been arrested or hospitalized, you are probably wondering if... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Treatment: Body dysmorphic disorder is very difficult to live with. Get treatment from a therapist. You can also try a support group for eating disorders. It re... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Food: Food is not the only problem. There is something missing. Figure out what you are really hungry for.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Online yoga: There are different kinds of anxiety, it's best to get individual attention and a proper diagnosis from a therapist. One approach to dealing with anxi... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Good question: Eating disorders really vary a lot. You are smart to address it in the early stages. If you are worried that you or someone you care about has an eat... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
A few possibilities : Have you ever been able to have an orgasm during sex? Some women (some say the majority) can't have an orgasm during sex because they are not able to ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Get help: If the person is close to you, you can't know. Here is the wiki definition which clearly states the characteristics. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/bor... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Support : Find a way to support your desire to stop. There are online forums or in person groups. If you feel comfortable in a 12 step meeting look into http://... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Pay: Pay attention to yourself. Be sensitive to your feelings. Understand why you are self-destructive.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Parenting: Parenting classes are valuable for even the most well adjusted educated parents.
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Beauty: Beauty is subjective. Some people get into relationships idealizing the other in their looks, thoughts, habits etc. The reality is that every one of ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
A calming routine: Are you using food to try to calm yourself down? Practically speaking it can be helpful to set up a routine that involves healthy food and activities... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Many possibilities : You sound worried. You should definitely check out anything that seems abnormal to you. It could be serious and it could be just a matter of getting s... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Monitoring is key: Probably the best are the ones that are prescribed and monitored by a physician. These medications that are the best in some cases can be the worst i... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
What do you mean?: There are lots of misconceptions about what depression is. Having random days where you are feeling sad is different from being depressed. In either c... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Care for yourself: It is unusual to have a low sex drive at age 19, but not unheard of. Take good physical care of yourself. Eat well, cut alcohol and drugs. Sometimes w... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Could be: I'm not sure exactly what you mean. Are you referring to your sex life with your husband? In a general sense it is psychologically healthy and commo... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Pregnancy Weight: It is ideal to be at a healthy weight when planning to get pregnant. If you are overweight there can be complications if you are underweight there can... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Need more info: It could be a lot of different things. If you were to go get an assessment for it a doctor and/or therapist would ask you about your history any medi... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Check up: When you say: "anxiety-like" what do you mean? Maybe it's a blood pressure/ heart rate change? If you really are anxious about your physical symptoms... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
It can be: Thanks for this question :) a smile can make a big difference in someone's day. I believe that putting the effort into remembering to acknowledge the ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Don't give up: Hi. You have a lot of info on your disorder, but you don't seem to feel helped. Have you tried other forms of therapy from cbt? Therapy can work even ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Dermatologist: As a psychologist i know that it can be humiliating for a teenager to have a parent be to involved in their transitional awkwardness. If you can affor... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Good question: You sound like you have some insight into what's bothering you. You probably have a fear of abandonment because you've experienced abandonment. Keep s... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Yes: Depression is common with hypothyroidism. Here is some good information: http://www.Webmd.Com/depression/guide/depression-the-thyroid-and-hormones th... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Depends: It depends a lot on what you are looking for. If you are able and interested in reading a long book about one persons struggles, "The Center Cannot H... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
More therapy: You must get help with this. There are so many possible reasons that you are not feeling angry and not moving on. You list that you have had psycholog... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Talk to your Dr.: This could be a symptom of your anxiety, but it could be something that needs immediate medical attention. Call your dr. And explain your symptoms. A... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Starting Point: Hi. Even though our classification system isn't perfect, doctors need to have some way of talking to each other about the abnormal behaviors that we s... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
The right combo: If therapy and anti-depressants haven't worked for you in the past it doesn't mean they won't work in the future. There are lots if different kinds of... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Relationship help: It's hard to say what's going on between you and your spouse, but it sounds confusing and painful. Look into getting some therapy for yourself and/or ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Get real help: The only way you can know is if you get a professional assessment. If you are experiencing symptoms of OCD and it is having a negative impact on your ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Psychiatric Eval: Starting medication is a big step. Get a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation. If medication is the next step you want to be sure it is monitored. Tal... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Physical/Emotional: First, I am so sorry about your miscarriage. It lists in you information that you have had 3 pregnancies that did not come to term, is this correct? M... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Good idea: Panic attacks are treatable with talk therapy. Panic attacks won't automatically go away with time, but if you put some effort into understanding them... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Personal therapy: There are lots of different kinds of work in the mental health field. Get therapy for yourself and it will help you know the best route to take in ter... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
For you: These are normal pms symptoms, but if you are 42 years old and aren't familiar with these symptoms in your cycle it could be something else. You could... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Sadness trigger: Driving is an underrated emotional experience. If you are being triggered by mean drivers you are probably having a rational response to drivers that ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Assessment : If you have persistent depressed mood you should get a full workup including physical and mental. Reactive attachment disorder is very rare but very s... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Very unlikely: It is totally normal for an 11 month to have very little hair. Do talk to your doctor about getting help for your anxiety though. You sound like you r... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Sometimes you can't : Pms is complicated by emotional and physical changes. As simple as it may sound, sometimes it really helps to just acknowledge that you will be sensit... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Yes: Yes it is possible. But it is very important to rule out any kind of seizure disorder, medical or medication issues. See a physician and get checked o... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Curiosity: There are so many possibilities, it would be impossible to even guess without knowing you. You seem curious about it though. Being curious about yours... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Gray areas: I agree with dr. Bansal's thoughts on this. There is a lot of gray area in this question. At your age, you are finding out who you are and what you ar... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Practical: Practically speaking here are some guidelines: http://www.Wikihow.Com/overcome-television-addiction. This is an interesting question, stay curious ab... 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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