Dr. Janece Richard

(PsyD, LPC, MAC)

About Me

Gandhi said "Be the change you wish to see." I believe that change comes from commitment and dedication to improving oneself from the inside out, however, there are times when everyone needs a little help. I have 10 years of experiencing working with individuals and family and I incorporate cognitive therapy, person-centered therapy, and mindfulness approaches for a more personalized experience. I have lived between Alaska and Louisiana, really enjoy an outdoor lifestyle, and getting to know people. I have my doctorate degree in counseling psychology and am licensed professional counselor (LPC) with the state of Alaska, Louisiana, and Washington (LMHC). I am a nationally certified counselor (NCC), a master of addictions Counselor (MAC), as well as, a registered play therapist (RPT) with the Association for Play Therapy.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #620 (Expires: 2019-10-31)

LPC #3907 (Expires: 2021-06-30)

LMHC #LH60746919 (Expires: 2019-10-31)

LPC #010130 (Expires: 2020-09-30)

LPC #20516 (Expires: 2019-12-31)

PsyD #131632 (Expires: 2020-05-31)


Reviews

Written by C.R. on May 05, 2019 after counseling with Janece for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Dr. Richard has done a wonderful job of keeping in touch with me, even when I'm difficult to get a hold of. I always know she is there and she's been incredibly supportive during my personal struggles and triumphs!

Written by S.A. on Apr 10, 2019 after counseling with Janece for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fat

Wonderful listener with great advice.

Written by E.M. on Apr 07, 2019 after counseling with Janece for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Dr. Richard conveys an empathetic tone which puts you at ease in communications. She has been able to key in on some things that I've probably subconsciously observed about myself, but haven't outwardly recognized in the past. She's been very responsive and I've enjoyed our communications thus far.

Written by G.E. on Apr 03, 2019 after counseling with Janece for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Dr. Richard has been a really great resource to me. She seemed to really understand what I wanted to improve on and pushed me to work on these issues. She provided just the right amount of support and I really valued our sessions together. I ended up closing my account now that I am in a better place. Thank you Dr. Richard!

Written by R.O. on Jan 20, 2019 after counseling with Janece for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

I’m new so I don’t have much insight as of yet. But she is warm and helpful so far.

Written by E.V. on Dec 28, 2018 after counseling with Janece for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

Dr. Richard is great. She is very attentive and understanding but also able to call me out when I am doing something counterproductive. I have confidence in her opinions and advice. She gives me a lot to think about and I believe I am a better person for her counseling.

Written by K.Y. on Oct 31, 2018 after counseling with Janece for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I have moved around a lot in the past few years so it is hard to get a therapist/counselor in every place I go. Dr. Richard is great and has been very helpful concerning my depression and anxiety. I have actually already recommended BetterHelp to a few of my friends already and it has helped tremendously.

Written by G.A. on Oct 22, 2018 after counseling with Janece for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Dr. Richard is very knowledgeable. It is clear with every sentence that she writes/speaks with confidence. She is also very patient, as I often find myself rambling in my messages. She sometimes takes a bit longer to reply to messages than I would prefer, and the time slots for more immediate and personal interaction like phone calls are at odd times in my opinion. Overall I am pleased with Dr. Richard.

Written by R.E. on May 22, 2018 after counseling with Janece for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and self esteem

Dr. Richard is exceptional! My first phone session with her was great! She had me thinking about issues in ways that I would never on my own. It was refreshing to have someone explain things in a way that I understand.

Written by A.L. on May 17, 2018 after counseling with Janece for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Janece is fantastic. I always feel valued when I'm speaking with her. She hears my concerns and cares for me.

Written by E.R. on May 14, 2018 after counseling with Janece for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and family

Dr. Richard has been very helpful! She makes me feel like my thoughts matter and that I have a right to feel the way I do.

Written by D.A. on Apr 26, 2018 after counseling with Janece for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Dr. Richard is a great sounding board for issues I'm working through. She's someone I trust and her guidance helps me move forward.

Written by S.H. on Nov 28, 2017 after counseling with Janece for 6 months on issues concerning family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Very helpful - not pushy.

Written by J.E. on Nov 02, 2017 after counseling with Janece for 7 months on issues concerning intimacy-related

Besides being well educated in psychology and well experienced in counseling, Janece has a true gift for counseling. She's a "Hurt Person Whisperer." She knows on a deep level what I'm feeling, going through. She is empathetic, yet directed in her responses to me with good ideas and other ways to think about situations and feelings. I hope you appreciate her as much as I do.

Written by R.H. on Oct 03, 2017 after counseling with Janece for 1 month on issues concerning lgbt, relationship, and trauma and abuse

Janece was very helpful to me when I was in a couple months of personal crisis. I really appreciated her positivity, and commitment to clarity in my path forward.

Written by N.I. on Aug 19, 2017 after counseling with Janece for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, grief, parenting, self esteem, anger, and career

Janece has helped me identify my troubling thoughts and patterns and is helping me defy that. She is kind and gentle, and knows her stuff. I'm happy to have found her, and I'm glad she's my counselor.

Written by A.L. on Aug 12, 2017 after counseling with Janece for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, parenting, self esteem, and anger

Janece Richards has been so supportive and genuine, she has really helped me through a difficult time in my life.

Written by J.O. on Jul 01, 2017 after counseling with Janece for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, grief, parenting, and anger

Janece was able to meet me where I was in my mental health. I appreciate her not wasting time and offering exercises that have helped tremendously. I also appreciate her validating my feelings and helping me to keep things real. Thank you.

Written by A.D. on Jun 21, 2017 after counseling with Janece for 1 month on issues concerning relationship, family, and intimacy-related

She's a great listener. She provides me a strong backboard to think through issues.

Written by A.M. on May 03, 2017 after counseling with Janece for 1 month on issues concerning depression, eating, and self esteem

She's awesome!

Written by J.O. on May 01, 2017 after counseling with Janece for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

Ms. Janece Richard is well-rounded and very understanding, and she gives fact and great advice when you as individual are up against something challenging. She gives all perspectives that you may face, but her answers and results are carefully thought-out and beneficial when it comes to critical decisions.

Written by J.E on Apr 08, 2017 after counseling with Janece for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, and grief

Janece is non-judgmental, kind, thoughtful, and has a sense of humor.

Written by J.U. on Apr 04, 2017 after counseling with Janece for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and sleeping

From day one she helped me better myself and figure out my problems. I recommend her to anyone looking for a very good counselor!

Written by T.Y on Apr 03, 2017 after counseling with Janece for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and family

Janece really is warm and knowledgeable. She quickly created rapport and was able to draw out the root of my problems. She responds quickly and thoroughly to messages, and you can really tell that she's interested in the conversation .

Written by J.O. on Mar 19, 2017 after counseling with Janece for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and bipolar

Very responsive and doesn't have her own agenda of what she thinks you should do or what is wrong. Very open-minded.

Written by S.O on Mar 18, 2017 after counseling with Janece for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship, grief, and self esteem

Janece is the best! She's been very supportive and has provided excellent advice. She always responds in a timely manner and I feel very comfortable confiding in her.

Written by R.O. on Feb 28, 2017 after counseling with Janece for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, family, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Janece Richard is always available and ready to help. She has been very insightful.

Written by W.E on Feb 20, 2017 after counseling with Janece for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Feedback. I think the best feedback is that I am still here. I feel attended to. I do not feel like a test subject. I think we are moving along well, in the right direction. She checks in with me regularly, which is very comforting and serves as a mindfulness reminder to my efforts - which probably helps more than anything else. I am optimistic that we can work together for a good long time. It is early and I am impatient but I have been trying at this long enough to know it takes a lot of time. I am happy that we were paired either by luck or by talent. Talk to me again in a couple months.

Written by A.M on Feb 10, 2017 after counseling with Janece for 1 week on issues concerning parenting

She has been very non- judgemental. She's just been very open with me and has helped me get to the root of my problems.