It takes courage to take this first step in seeking help with an issue in your life that is troubling you and into looking into counseling. I admire you for this and welcome the opportunity to meet you and help you with the life concern you are facing. My approach is through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I will focus on your needs and we will learn together how best to help you. I will treat you with respect, sensitivity, and compassion.
I have been a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor since 1998 and am licensed in the state of Illinois. My vocation includes 38 years of pastoral ministry, being a Board Certified Chaplain since 1995, and continue to work as an on-call chaplain for over 21 years. Through my wide range of experiences, I have helped people with depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and loss.
I look forward in supporting and empowering you through your journey in life.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Post-traumatic Stress, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
IL LCPC 180.005419
Very kind I like that he is a pastor easy to talk to
Written on Jun 05, 2023 after therapy with Richard for 5 months
Mr. Heller is a wonderful person, I feel comfortable talking with him. I love that by the end of my session, he say a little prayer and that really makes me feel at ease with whatever it is bothering. Thank you
Written on Jun 05, 2023 after therapy with Richard for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coaching
Richard is an empathetic counselor who listens well and provides practical solutions. I would highly recommend him.
Written on Apr 30, 2023 after therapy with Richard for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem