Mica Richards

(LMHC, NCC)
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About Me

I am currently available for live sessions on Saturday morning and afternoon, as well as Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings. I am available for messaging throughout the week. I respond to most messages within 48 hours. I want you to get support that best meets your needs. If you have been connected with me by BetterHelp and this does not fit your scheduling or care needs, please reach out to contact@betterhelp.com to request another counselor. If you think I could be a good fit for you, I look forward to working with you!
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My aim is to provide personalized, evidence-based psychotherapy. Thus, my approach and treatment method will vary depending on your personality and the particular issue or problems you bring forward. I work from a client-as-expert standpoint; this leads to collaborative and strengths-based counseling. I frequently draw on solution-focused or mindfulness techniques grounded in a person-centered approach. We can work together to set goals based on your needs, build on your existing skills, and look for new ways of evaluating your situation or different ways of relating to yourself and others.

I earned an M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from Western Washington University. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State (License# LH60825350), Nationally Certified Counselor (ID# 267361), and member of the American Counseling Association.

I believe the most effective counseling is grounded in an understanding of the individual - their development, culture, identity, experience of privilege and bias, abilities and challenges. I value transparency and find this reflected in the trust I receive from clients. I encourage you to take an active role in your treatment, so I will check in with you about what has been helpful for you and what has been less effective. I want to help you achieve consistent support and am happy to coordinate care with other treatment providers.

I use she/her or they/them pronouns.


Specialties

  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , ADHD , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Communication Problems , Family of Origin Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #LH60825350 (Expires: 2022-07-04)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Jul 09, 2021 after therapy with Mica for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Mica is very intelligent, insightful, and supportive. She listens well.

Written by K.I. on Jul 26, 2020 after therapy with Mica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

I was skeptical at first, because I have a confidence issue. But I’m fairly comfortable talking to Mica and they’re very knowledgeable and seem to understand me a lot better than I thought they would.

Written by J.A. on Dec 08, 2019 after therapy with Mica for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Mica is an excellent counselor.

Written by K.A. on May 07, 2019 after therapy with Mica for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Mica is very supportive and hears you out well. She does a great job at looking at a situation from different perspectives which helps when trying to find a solution or outlook. She is easy to talk to and does an amazing job listening and remembering details. Highly recommend connecting with Mica to help unravel emotions or situation.

Written by C.H. on Mar 08, 2019 after therapy with Mica for 1 month on issues concerning coping with life changes

I'm so glad to have been connected with Mica. She has approached our every interaction with such thoughtfulness and care. I can tell she cares deeply about her clients and I've been so grateful for her support handling life changes. If you have an opportunity to work with Mica, I absolutely recommend her! *****