Richard "Rick" Feldman, LPC
Richard L. Feldman
Brief Clinical Bio
I have worked as a therapist since 1993. I spent 25 of those years working with adult women and men and the other 4 years working with adolescents. I not only provided therapy but, for many years, supervised therapists as well. I have had the unique opportunity to work with clients with a wide variety of disorders and from a wide variety of backgrounds. Many of the clients I have worked with have struggled with anxiety and depression secondary to childhood abuse and/or neglect. Others have disorders that are very resistant to change such as Personality Disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorder. I have also worked with clients who have struggled with substance use disorders, which have made managing their mental health symptoms much more difficult. One of my strengths, in fact, my biggest strength, is my ability to connect with clients and establish and maintain rapport throughout the therapeutic relationship. I would describe my therapy style as cognitive-behavioral. I am very skilled at helping clients understand thoughts, beliefs and behaviors that are exacerbating their symptoms and inconsistent with their life goals and then working towards positive change. Regardless of style though, I understand that it is the quality of the therapeutic relationship that is the impetus for change. I first fully understood the importance of the therapeutic relationship during the 4 years I worked with adolescents in the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice. When clients feel supported and know that their therapist’s concern for them is genuine, they are able to take advantage of therapy and use it as a tool to improve their life. Without a strong therapeutic relationship between client and therapist the skills and knowledge of the therapist are meaningless.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Antisocial Personality, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Jealousy, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
VA LPC 0701004389
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Rick is a great listener, caring, and not pushy at all. He’s very easy to talk to and well-rounded as a person. Highly recommend him!
Written on Feb 07, 2023 after therapy with Richard "Rick" for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coaching, and adhd
Rick has been an absolute lifesaver! He is very knowledgeable and easy to talk too. I look forward to my sessions with him every week! I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Written on Sep 08, 2022 after therapy with Richard "Rick" for 3 weeks
Rick is a terrific therapist. One of the best I have ever worked with.
Written on Aug 21, 2022 after therapy with Richard "Rick" for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue
I have confidence in my therapist and look forward to working with him.
Written on Jun 03, 2022 after therapy with Richard "Rick" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders
Excellent therapist. Listens to your concerns, gives great insight, and makes you feel like your concerns are validated.
Written on Jun 03, 2022 after therapy with Richard "Rick" for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Rick was lightyears better than my last therapist as he listens and doesn’t force anything and is very caring.
Written on Apr 15, 2022 after therapy with Richard "Rick" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd