Richard Orona

(LPC, MA, MS)

About Me

My name is Richard Orona, and I have thousands of hours providing counseling services and support. My years of experience have allowed me to develop a personal appreciation for focusing on what is important in life. For me, that is nurturing my family and passing on the appreciation that allows my four children to find out what is important in their lives, to work towards their goals, and above all to enjoy the journey!

I have worked in various counseling agencies and in private practice. I have been able to see success in my counseling practice with individuals, families and couples. I have always enjoyed the process of counseling and the opportunity to help people enhance their lives. I am committed to providing proven and research based counseling services for a wide range of concerns and problems. I have successfully helped people cope with depression, stress and anxiety, relationship issues and methods to improve self-esteem. My approach incorporates assessing the concern and locating practical strategies to resolve the issue. I am focused on helping the client adopt skills for self-development and maintaining success. I have earned a Master's of Art in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Master's of Science in Psychology with a specialty in Behavioral Medicine.

The approach that I use is a combination of CBT and Brief Solution Focused Therapy. It is important to A) focus on finding solutions to the concerns that are confronting the client and B) helping the person locate and change the thought processes guiding the problematic behavior. If the thought processes are altered then the new behavior is not far behind. I strive to help clients locate the change they are seeking. I believe counseling is an effective method to learn new behaviors, new thought processes, and new ways to be successful in personal and professional settings.

I look forward to working with you locate the solutions you are seeking.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #63047 (Expires: 2020-03-31)


Reviews

Written by D.E. on Sep 18, 2018 after counseling with Richard for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Richard has been great. I was a bit skeptical about online counseling but he has made the process very comfortable and helpful. He listens to my concerns, offers support but also challenges me so I can grow.

Written by S.Y. on Sep 16, 2018 after counseling with Richard for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, sleeping, and self esteem

Mr. Orona has been a great help. I am so glad that I found him. He’s a great counselor, very understanding, patient and extremely helpful.

Written by J.E. on Sep 06, 2018 after counseling with Richard for 2 weeks on issues concerning anger

So far, he is very engaging and very respondent to my questions. He's very astute and gives his opinion and advice in the most simplistic way. I feel like I'm talking with a good friend and not someone who is just doing a job. I like the fact that he gives me alternatives to think about in certain situations. I want to continue with him.

Written by V.I. on Aug 03, 2018 after counseling with Richard for 3 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Richard has been very helpful to me. He is caring, understanding, patient and he always takes the time to explain things. He is a very good listener and he makes me feel safe and confident when I tell him my story. I trust Richard completely. Richard has provided me with many tools and strategies to help me cope with difficult situations. I wholeheartedly recommend Richard to everyone who is looking for a great therapist!

Written by K.E. on Jul 13, 2018 after counseling with Richard for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

Richard was very professional and helpful. He brought a lot of insight and really good perspective that was direly needed. Would seek out his services again

Written by G.R. on Jul 03, 2018 after counseling with Richard for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Richard has been very helpful in providing practical solution for my concerns. He is very organized, and I am very confident in his solutions

Written by G.E. on Jun 30, 2018 after counseling with Richard for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, sleeping, and self esteem

Richard is easy to message with and definitely reads what you have to say. He provides well thought out responses that help you work through things.

Written by C.L. on Jun 04, 2018 after counseling with Richard for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, family, and parenting

Richard Orona is very helpful. He is very supportive and insightful without forcing any opinions or agenda on you. Takes the time to understand where you are and what it is you are looking for.

Written by H.U. on May 30, 2018 after counseling with Richard for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Huge help, great advise and support

Written by S.A. on Jan 11, 2018 after counseling with Richard for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, sleeping, and self esteem

Richard Orona is very knowledgeable and direct, which is something I appreciate. He has several areas of expertise, and I'm very happy I was matched with him as a counselor because I am a person with multiple areas needing help. He's honest, caring, intelligent, and quickly puts me at ease when I'm having any issues.

Written by B.R. on Jan 02, 2018 after counseling with Richard for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Richard has been very helpful so far.