Demetra Risner (she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee at Axis Mundi Center for Mental Health. Studying holistic counseling at National University.

Student Therapist in Concord, CA
Supervised by Elysha Martinez, LMFT

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

About My Clients

Feeling lost, abandoned, misunderstood, or exiled can lead to a disconnection from the soul. When we feel like no one wants us, we begin to abandon ourselves. We all have parts we dislike, whether that's a result of messages we learned as a child from our families or oppressive ideologies that tell us we aren't worthy. These abandoned parts of ourselves often need the most love and compassion. Demetra wants you to know that every part of you is welcome in your work together.

My Background and Approach

Axis Mundi Center for Mental Health would like to present Demetra Risner. Demetra is a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee and is supervised weekly by Elysha Martinez, LMFT #93493. The supervisor works with Demetra to help develop her clinical skills and to ensure that she is providing quality care to you as the client. Demetra is also currently pursuing her master’s degree in holistic counseling psychology at the John F. Kennedy School of Psychology at National University. Demetra is trained in depth and transpersonal therapy. She utilizes dreamwork, parts work, expressive arts, and tarot to uncover imagery and symbolism that can guide us in our healing. Her work with clients may also involve challenging harmful ingrained ingrained beliefs, as she feels that many of the roles we are assigned by white supremacist, patriarchal, and capitalist ideologies dehumanize and disconnect us from our bodies, souls, and the earth.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Animal-lover, concert fanatic, witchy, queer, daydreamer, night owl, and artist are a few words Demetra would use to describe herself. Demetra's been a client in therapy since she was very young, and she's had transformative experiences—many positive and others harmful. She chose to pursue a career in therapy so she could offer a holistic way of healing in a field that tends to pathologize, dehumanize, shame, and over-medicate. She also finds that so many therapies miss a vital piece—tending to the soul. It is her 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, Demetra honors and respects 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: $70 - 70/session


925-269-9563 Email Demetra
2702 Clayton Road
Concord, CA 94519

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