Risa Williams, Writer & Therapist
I am a writer, book author, psychotherapist, professor, and a time management consultant. I'm the author of the award-winning self-help book series: The Ultimate Time Management Toolkit, The Ultimate Self-Esteem Toolkit and The Ultimate Anxiety Toolkit (JKP Books), and the host of The Motivation Mindset Podcast.
I have been a featured expert in Forbes Magazine, Choosing Therapy, Business Insider, Therapist Magazine, HuffPost, Wired, Breathe Magazine, Psych Today, Best Life, Real Simple, and many other publications worldwide.
Books I'm working on:
• The Procrastination Playbook (JKP Books 2024)
• The Inspiration Journal (2024)
Books out right now (pick up copies today):
• The Motivation Mindset Journal for 2024
• The Ultimate Self-Esteem Toolkit
• The Ultimate Time Management Toolkit
• The Ultimate Anxiety Toolkit
Although I've had many careers in my life, I've always come back to doing creative things. I started as a ballet dancer, studying at The School of American Ballet in NYC and at Pacific Northwest Ballet. Then, I became a screenwriter and playwright, receiving a MFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
After working in the film industry for a while, I returned to graduate school and earned a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. After many years working in the field, I became a licensed psychotherapist, specializing in time management tools and goal-setting strategies.
While seeing clients for therapy and coaching, I also started working as a university professor, teaching writing, film, and psychology classes. And now, I write books and planners, work with clients and groups, host a popular productivity podcast, and I'm also a busy mom of two.
Although I like to stay busy, I have learned, over the years, to develop a more balanced approach to getting stuff done. Learning how to find time to rest and reset in between times of taking action is so important to do. Finding ways to feel good about all the small steps along the way to goals, is a subject I enjoy exploring in all of the work that I do.
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