Let me introduce myself, my name is Richard Orona and I can help you obtain the changes you are looking to make. 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. (Please read the reviews of clients that I have worked with here on this site). 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 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (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.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Midlife Crisis, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 63047
Richard is amazing. He really knows how to get to the core of things and build (or rebuild) from the ground up. He has a great approach to everything and has such kind way of putting things into perspective. He has been a huge help to me. I'm grateful for him and look forward to continuing working with him!
Written on Jan 18, 2023 after therapy with Richard for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
The ongoing session goes pretty well so far. I appreciate that he provided a lot of knowledge about mental health and useful advice for my questions before we can go further with my situation. I feel comfortable with the conversation and empowered in someway. He is patient and well organized. I type a lot of things via message session and he is solid and on point with the discussion. That really enhances my confidence on my journey of dealing with my on going issues. I’m pretty surprised and feel lucky for trying this so far. I’m looking forward for the coming sessions.
Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with Richard for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Richard has been great so far. I've only been using the messaging service, not video or audio and that suits me perfectly. He's asked some really great questions and given me a lot to think about very early on.
Written on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Richard for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd
Richard has always the fitting answer to my questions. Even though I myself am not online that often but during those times he has helped me solve countless questions and problems with scientific answers.
Written on Oct 05, 2020 after therapy with Richard for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem
Richard is the best. I felt that he was able to help me from the very first session I had with him. He is so smart, with a great sense of humour, friendly and he approaches every problem I meet the right way. We have a super dynamic and I always feel relief after talking with him. I love his questions and the fact that he is always " to the point". Thank you so much Richard Orona for being who you are with me. ☺️
Written on Sep 30, 2020 after therapy with Richard for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
Very helpful and puts things into a better perspective.
Written on Jun 05, 2020 after therapy with Richard for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management