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Risa Williams

Adjunct Faculty
Online Psychology, Graduate School of Education and Psychology


Risa Williams is an award-winning self-help book author, a licensed psychotherapist, a psychology professor, and a productivity coach. She's the author of the self-help book series, The Ultimate Toolkits for Psychological Wellbeing, which includes: The Ultimate Anxiety Toolkit, The Ultimate Self-Esteem Toolkit, and The Ultimate Time Management Toolkit (JKP Books). She's also the host of The Motivation Mindset Podcast, which won the Positive Change Award for Psychology. She's been featured as a time management expert in Forbes Magazine, Business Insider, Parade Magazine, Therapist Magazine, and Wired Magazine. She specializes in Adult ADHD, stress-reduction techniques, and time management tools. Follow her @risawilliamstherapy.



  • MFA, New York University
  • MA, Antioch University
  • 2023 The Living Now Book Award (Bronze medal: Psychology): "The Ultimate Self-Esteem Toolkit"
  • 2023 The Positive Change Podcast Award (category: Best Psychology podcast): "The Motivation Mindset"
  • 2022 The Independent Publishers Award (Silver medal): "The Ultimate Anxiety Toolkit"
  • 2022 The Indie Reader's Discovery Award: "The Ultimate Anxiety Toolkit"
  • 2019 Outstanding Faculty Award: Woodbury University