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Rachel Richards, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Hello, I'm Rachel Richards a licensed therapist in Washington state. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me and the therapy process. My commitment to providing therapy comes from a deep appreciation for the innate humanness and capacity for healing contained in each individual. I have over 25 years of experience in the field of mental health and have served in many roles helping others of many different ages and backgrounds to become the best version of themselves.
It is an honor for me to help each and every client and my experience and personal commitment to authenticity, honesty and compassion assist me in serving the many needs of clients with flexibility and expertise.
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

25yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

WA LMHC LH61242965


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

I’m so lucky to have found Rachel. She is so helpful when I’m trying to rationalize all the thoughts in my brain. I feel validated by her and supported!

Written on Dec 01, 2022 after therapy with Rachel for 3 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and bipolar disorder

She’s helped me so much with rediscovering myself! A great therapist and friend :).

Written on Nov 22, 2022 after therapy with Rachel for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

What a tremendous gift Rachel has been for my psyche. She was able to help me with issues that laid under other irritations to help me deal with what was at the root of my issues. She gave me sound and caring feed back and seemed to understand multiple paths for self improvement. She made me feel heard.

Written on Oct 19, 2022 after therapy with Rachel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I got very lucky in getting matched with Rachel on the very first try upon signing up with BetterHelp. She is incredibly empathetic, insightful, resourceful, knowledgeable, and empowering in her approach. She also understood my spirituality, viewpoints, and practices as living by the power of creative thought is my lifestyle and is important that my therapist understands that. I highly recommend Rachel.

Written on Oct 04, 2022 after therapy with Rachel for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, anger management, and career difficulties

I really like Rachel and feel supported by her every time we talk.

Written on Sep 20, 2022 after therapy with Rachel for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

Rachel is an amazing person to talk to. I don't know how else to put it - truly a great therapist and human.

Written on Sep 13, 2022 after therapy with Rachel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and adhd