I am a Individual and Family Therapist in Missouri with over 28 years experience (Private Practice since 1997). I have experiences working in Law Enforcement, Child Protective Services, Medical Social Work and Hospice. I have worked with clients with a wide range of Issues including depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, abuse, relationships, parenting, career challenges, ocd, add and adhd.
My Therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity and compassion and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach is primarily Cognitive Behavioral based, however I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and take the first steps toward positive behavior changes. I am here to support and empower you if you are ready to take that first step.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
MO LCSW 000876
Richard is encouraging, candid, and impactful. Glad we got to connect, so far.
Written on Dec 19, 2022 after therapy with Richard for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd
Richard was really kind and empathetic. I enjoyed video sessions with him, and hope to have him as my therapist again when I come back.
I couldn't get to message you goodbye for now Richard, but thank you so much for your help. I'll renew my therapy whenever I need to and reach out to you again. — Olaya
Written on Feb 23, 2022 after therapy with Richard for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes
Hes good. Broadens your view on the world and your problems and can tackle them at a good level. He’s understanding and compassionate and good at handling your problems
Written on Jan 13, 2022 after therapy with Richard for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Kind and caring with genuine concern and provides materials to help with therapy.
Written on Nov 18, 2021 after therapy with Richard for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
I find his way of interaction beautiful, he asks and listens like a Mother to her child
I will recommend him over and over again to everyone
Written on Oct 18, 2021 after therapy with Richard for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd