Demetra Risner (she/they)

AMFT #129996
Accepting Clients

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist at Axis Mundi Center for Mental Health.

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Walnut Creek, CA
Supervised by Elysha Martinez

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Clients who stick with me tend to be struggling with similar issues and themes. Identity, self-expression, authenticity, life transitions (particularly the transition between adolescence and adulthood), lacking direction or belonging, and feeling disconnected are all common themes in my work with clients.

My Background and Approach

I offer space for those who feel “different,” for those who have been exiled by their families or communities, and for those who have been harmed by oppressive systems and ideologies. In a world that often tells us we are wrong, I hope to provide a space where every part of you is not only welcomed, but honored and celebrated. My style is warm, client-centered, and playful. I bring humor, lightheartedness, and a youthful energy to the therapy. My work includes narrative, existential, and depth frameworks. A core piece of my approach is centered around challenging beliefs that prevent you from seeing yourself as the magical human you are.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Animal-lover, witchy, queer, daydreamer, night owl, and artist are a few words I would use to describe myself. I’ve been a client in therapy since I was very young, and I've had transformative experiences—many positive and others harmful. I chose to pursue a career in therapy so I could offer a holistic way of healing in a field that tends to pathologize, dehumanize, shame, and over-medicate. I also find that so many therapies miss a vital piece—tending to the soul. It is my dream to be the kind of therapist who helps others feel seen and heard. As a queer human who acknowledges that both sexuality and gender exist on (and sometimes completely outside of) a spectrum, I honor and respect all identities. Whether you are queer, asexual, polyamorous, intersex, transgender, non-binary, two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, you name it — you are welcome here!

I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Wicca/Paganism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 1 year of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $110 - 110/session


925-269-9563 Email Demetra
33 Quail Court
Suite 350
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

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