Melissa Risk, MSW, LCSW
Melissa is honored to serve as the Behavioral Health Coach for the FirstHealth Bariatric Program. She received her master of science in social work from The University of Texas at Austin and is passionate about helping clients maximize potential so that they can reach their health and personal goals. As a licensed clinical social worker with more than 20 years of experience, Melissa has the knowledge and skills to work with others to promote emotional and behavioral resilience, which is an important component for success in an individual’s weight loss journey. Melissa is proud to have served her country in the United States Air Force and appreciates the opportunity to work with FirstHealth's bariatric interdisciplinary team to provide high quality care to patients. She is an avid fitness and health enthusiast who enjoys hiking, body building, yoga, paddle boarding and the great outdoors.