Dory Richards

(MA, LMFT)

About Me

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in sunny Florida and have eight years of experience providing couples, families, and individual counseling, as well as, life coaching. I bring a warm, compassionate and caring energy to my clients. I specialize in improving self-worth, helping couples and families resolve conflicts and develop powerful communication skills, effective parenting strategies, making life transitions, reducing anxiety and creating healthy boundaries. Most importantly, I instill hope, will help you create possibilities and develop a sense of inner peace.

My counseling philosophy is to listen without judgment and try to understand who you are, walk alongside you with compassion, and provide guidance and authentic feedback by coaching you through the process to create solutions.

Having spent time working with adolescents, families, couples, and individuals in a therapeutic environment I realize there are many challenges that are placed on families and marriages today. I recognize the need to be proactive and provide resources that help create relationships and values that can withstand the daily struggles.
I work to help my Clients develop skills and understanding that allow them to strengthen and improve relationships in all areas of life. I believe everyone wants to feel loved, worthy, connected, important and valued and that is where you find healing and freedom.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #2933 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by L.I. on Jul 31, 2020 after counseling with Dory for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

I enjoy working with my counselor and will continue to participate in this relationship as I see great improvement. Thank you so much for another perspective and advice.

Written by K.H. on May 01, 2020 after counseling with Dory for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Dory is very understanding, kind, caring, and a very good listener. I thought these sessions were going to be useless but after the first session I immediately knew that working with her is going to be very beneficial.

Written by J.. on Apr 26, 2020 after counseling with Dory for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coaching

She has been a great help and gives way for me to think and continue with my life.

Written by R.I. on Mar 07, 2020 after counseling with Dory for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, career difficulties, and coaching

Dory helped me with my anxiety, work stress and being realistic about my career options. She listens and offers methods to deal with anxiety. I've been using her advice every time things start to stress me out. I'm thankful for her help and positivity.

Written by A.M. on Mar 04, 2020 after counseling with Dory for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

I have been working with Dory for several months. She has been a wonderful help to me, very easy to talk with, a great listener and has provided me with some excellent guidance towards making an extremely difficult decision in my life. I am very grateful for her and cannot recommend her highly enough. Five-star rating!

Written by E.M. on Mar 03, 2020 after counseling with Dory for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Dory is great, she listens to what I say and then she helps me address all my needs. She’s really helped me.

Written by B. . on Feb 01, 2020 after counseling with Dory for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

She's great! She knows her stuff well and has helped me become more in tune with myself and how to better myself as a person.

Written by M.Y. on Jan 09, 2020 after counseling with Dory for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She has been extremely supportive and understanding.