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Allaphia Richards, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma and abuse Bipolar disorder Depression
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About me

I am licensed in Massachusetts with over 8 years of professional work experience as a Clinician. In addition to being a License Mental Health Clinician, I am also a License Social Worker, School Adjustment Counselor, ABA Registered Behavior Technician, Paralegal and Professor of Social Science and Humanities. I have over 10 years of experience in Education and Human Services. I am experienced in helping clients with managing stress and anxiety, coping with unwanted addictions, domestic violence, learning disabilities, trauma and abuse, & many mood disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder etc. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment in a solution focused treatment modality. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change in a better you. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Professional experience

8yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

License information

MA LMHC 13247


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Allaphia Richards. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

She is the best, patient, smart, down to earth, and very supportive and truthful

Written on Dec 11, 2022 after therapy with Allaphia for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Allaphia Richards provides stellar service as a therapist. Very pragmatic and practical and stills sees the bigger picture.

Written on Oct 10, 2022 after therapy with Allaphia for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

Allaphia brings a helpful perspective to my mental health journey. I feel very lucky to have matched with her at this point.

Written on Aug 20, 2022 after therapy with Allaphia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and self esteem

Allaphia, you are so amazing, and I am so glad we crossed paths. Thank you for everything!

Written on Aug 14, 2022 after therapy with Allaphia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coaching