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Richard Fontenot, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Anger management Self esteem Depression
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About me

I believe that you are the expert in your life story and have many hidden strengths that can be discovered to overcome obstacles and create positive outcomes. Taking the first step toward a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage, and I am here to support you in this discovery process. I am a Fellow at McLean Hospital-Harvard Medical School in the Institute of Coaching and have 18 years of clinical experience as a psychotherapist. Prior experience as a producer’s assistant to Academy Award and Emmy Award winners garnered an understanding of the dreams and ambitions of wanting to get to the top, staying at the top, and balancing school/career/family/relationship demands. At times we may run into relationship problems or addictions when we strive to live up to personal and family obligations and expectations and want our share of success as well. When one side of the scale becomes heavier than the other, it causes an imbalance. In order to bring back balance into lives, I provide CBT, Solution-focused, and Motivational Interviewing psychotherapy evidence-based practices with a humanistic perspective. Prior to private practice, I utilized my psychotherapeutic interventions with clients to assess, navigate goals, and help improve the lives of clients associated with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and the Los Angeles County Superior Court. My clients include Fortune 100 executives and program managers and are of diverse backgrounds. I provide psychotherapy and coaching solutions, to those who are seeking caring support, change, or improvement in their lives as individuals, couples, and families; wanting to establish stronger work, family, and team organizational objectives, assuaging stressors associated with life challenges, retirement, immigration, depression, substance abuse, career changes, illnesses, family and marital issues, loss and grief, co-occurring disorders, and help people prepare for and find purpose in retirement. Helping you achieve optimum health is my goal.

Professional experience

18yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

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

License information

CA LMFT 46831


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Richard Fontenot. 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 spent month having therapy with Richard and it was great. He helped a lot with my anxiety. I started feeling like a person, I started feeling alive. Thank you a lot,Richard!

Written on Jun 28, 2022 after therapy with Richard for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

It has only been a few sessions but I have been able to express a lot. Richard is really patient and understanding. Talking to him about my struggles has been really helpful and it's giving me tools to alleviate and channel my anxiety into something more positive.

Written on Jun 24, 2022 after therapy with Richard for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Timely response and very caring

Written on Jun 14, 2022 after therapy with Richard for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd