As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Ristau also maintains a limited outpatient psychotherapy practice through the PrairieCare Medical Group’s Center for Integrative Mental Health with emphasis upon working with children, teenagers, and their parents. Dr. Ristau additionally holds a private LLC business through which she enjoys tackling projects involving consultation, training, writing, and advisory-type roles such as for product development related to her areas of expertise. She publishes regular blogs, is regularly sought after for public speaking, and has been featured as a pediatric mental health expert through multiple live television appearances. Dr. Ristau is married with two children and is the first to admit that she is regularly humbled by the challenges and joys found with being a parent and a spouse. She prioritizes taking active steps to keeping life grounded, real, healthy, and fun. Laughter and love are at the center of her daily living.