Jonathan Richard

LPC

About Me

Hello! My name is Jon Richard, LPC. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who works in Austin, Texas. After graduating from the Masters of Arts in Counseling (MAC) program at St. Edward's University, I completed an internship at Capital Area Counseling (CAC) which is the most rewarding chapter of my adult life. At CAC, I discovered my therapeutic "voice" while counseling a diverse sample of the population (those who suffered from addiction, gender dysphoria, divorce, the harsh realities of youth and middle age).
By "therapeutic voice" I mean that a person-centered approach was congruent with my easy-going personality. I felt more authentic with clients when we engaged in a loose, organic conversations (sometimes informed by cognitive behavioral therapy). Since that time, I have gravitated toward Solution Focused Brief Therapy (though I cannot market myself as an official SFBT therapist). I find SFBT to be particularly liberating because it leads with inspiring the client by asking them about their desired outcome. Once I learn what difference you would like to notice in yourself, my line of questions will focus on your previous experience with happiness/success. The more vividly you can describe your history with the desired outcome, the more possible it seems.
The popular saying amongst SFBT experts like Elliott Connie, MA, LPC is "It's simple, but it's not easy". I cannot promise "easy", but I will say that the journey will be meaningful and invigorating.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Emptiness , Guilt and Shame , Self-Love

Clinical approaches:
Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #73226 (Expires: 2022-10-31)


Reviews

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

Written by G.I. on May 02, 2022 after therapy with Jonathan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Jonathan has been very patient, insightful, and welcoming. He immediately put me at ease and look forward to my visits with him.

Written by J.A. on Mar 07, 2022 after therapy with Jonathan for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

He’s a great listener and really let’s me vent then offers me solutions which helps me going forward.
I’ve totally enjoyed his assistance and expertise.

Written by J.O. on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with Jonathan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Jonathan Richard has been an excellent therapist for so many reasons. He listens without judgment, provides useful feedback and creates a safe environment that allows a person to open up and share - even the most intimate and emotionally-charged details without fear of shame or rejection.
Jonathan really cares about and is invested in his patient’s growth and healing. He’s a great partner to have on the journey of mental health/healing. I am grateful for him.

Written by S.A. on Feb 11, 2022 after therapy with Jonathan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

He is so helpful and really listens to your issues. I highly recommend.

Written by Y.A. on Jan 24, 2022 after therapy with Jonathan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Quick to respond. Felt comfortable from the first session sharing my thoughts and feelings.

Written by C.O. on Dec 23, 2021 after therapy with Jonathan for 2 weeks on issues concerning anger management

Appreciate Johnathan's attitude and honesty, I have gained insight from our sessions.

Written by N.A. on Nov 15, 2021 after therapy with Jonathan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Jonathan is a very positive guy and a great listener. Very glad to have been matched with Jonathan.

Written by R.Y. on Nov 11, 2021 after therapy with Jonathan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Jonathan really listens and takes the time to understand what I need. He remembers our conversations and doesn’t make me feel like just another number. He adjusts to the speed of my past progress and helps me pick up where I have left off in the past with other therapist. He makes it easy to look forward to my next appointment.

Written by R.Y. on Oct 15, 2021 after therapy with Jonathan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coaching

Jonathan takes the time to understand your goals and provides a safe space to process without judgement. He has become a reliable confidant who has been invaluable in my journey of growth and development.

Written by C.A. on Sep 11, 2021 after therapy with Jonathan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I’ve really enjoyed working with Jonathan. He’s kind, skillful, and knowledgeable. I felt like he cared and understood. Highly recommend!

Written by V.I. on Sep 06, 2021 after therapy with Jonathan for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Very supportive and tries his best to meet the needs of his patient.

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