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Jack Richey, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem Depression
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About me

Welcome to Better Help! You may be wondering how this works and whether it would be right for you.

My name is Jack Richey. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois. I earned my Master of Social Work degree, specializing in Interpersonal Communication and Change from the University of Iowa.

I founded and directed an outpatient mental health clinic. I have worked on an inpatient behavioral healthcare unit. I had a private mental health counseling practice. I retired in August of 2021 after thirteen years of providing out patient mental health counseling services in a psychiatric wing of a local clinic under the direct supervision of a psychiatrist.

I've worked with individuals, couples, and families who have had to address a variety of issues. These have included employment difficulties, depression, anxiety, stress, anger, family and relationship issues, self-esteem, divorce recovery, and parenting problems.

My counseling style combines Cognitive Behavioral, Family Systems, and Solution focused approaches. I do not have a “cookie cutter” or “one size fits all” approach. Each person is unique with specific needs. I try meet clients "where they are".

I believe we can all grow through challenging experiences by increasing self-awareness. Sometimes another person who isn't directly involved can offer a new perspective. Having additional support can guide people through a difficult situation when they feel stuck.

People all want to be able to share their personal experiences, be accepted, and feel understood. I believe it's very important to be open-minded and non-judgmental when people share their personal stories or experiences.

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life. Your life and your goals are important. If you are ready to take that step toward change, I am here to support, encourage, and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem Depression

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Abandonment, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

IL LCSW 149-004431


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Jack Richey. 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.

Sessions with Jack are extremely helpful. He is a wonderful listener. And he has offered great advice and support in working through issues that have been concerning for my season. He has many tools to offer and it’s been very helpful so far.

Written on Sep 18, 2023 after therapy with Jack for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Jack is great because he's not afraid to give it to you straight. If you're wrong he will tell you- if you're right he will tell you.

Written on Jul 27, 2023 after therapy with Jack for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Jack gives great insight into what I express. Very supportive on my ideas and has showed me perspectives that have allowed me to interpret my thoughts in a healthier way for myself.

Written on Jun 27, 2023 after therapy with Jack for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I’m happy to have you as my therapist

Written on Mar 02, 2023 after therapy with Jack for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Jack is exceptional, very attentive, empathetic, personable, kind, caring, straightforward, lively, and most of all wise. He is phenomenal at allowing me to find the solution to the issues I bring to him by asking very choice questions that causes me to take a step back and think for myself. Jack has helped me in so many ways words really can’t express his impact he has had on my life!! Thanks Jack!!

Written on Feb 10, 2023 after therapy with Jack for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Jack is very professional & understanding

Written on Feb 01, 2023 after therapy with Jack for 1 month on issues concerning depression, eating disorders, and sleeping disorders