I am a Licensed Behavioral Health, or Mental Health, Counselor and Therapist with more than13 years of experience working within culturally diverse groups to provide Person-Centered behavioral health services. Groups worked with include individuals with excessive stress and challenges, severely and persistently mentally ill, individuals in crisis, individuals with personality and substance use disorders, medically challenged and in chronic pain, adults, children, adolescents, elderly, LGBTQ, VA, active military, developmentally delayed, forensic and incarcerated. I completed my advanced degree in mental health counseling and therapy at Chaminade University of Honolulu, Hawaii; I gained real-world experience both in The States of Hawaii and Colorado, USA. My goal for my clients is progress, any progress, "baby steps" are perfect. I look forward to working with my clients.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Rick is a great therapist! Attentive and pays attention to what you are saying and how you are feeling. He is actually engaged in your sessions, which can actually be a hard thing to find in a therapist. Great working with him!
Written on Jul 23, 2022 after therapy with Richard (Rick) for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties
Richard is a great therapist. He not only listens to you but is patient and not judgmental. He lets you open up and then offers insightful and practical advice. He also makes sure you get coping strategies that work for you. He lets you know how you are improving and supports you. For the first time in decades I feel like I have have regained my confidence and happiness! I highly recommend him especially if you feel lost and scatterbrained, like I did. He helps you get back up and feel like a person again. Thank you so much Richard!
Written on Jun 16, 2022 after therapy with Richard (Rick) for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, trauma and abuse, adhd, and bipolar disorder
Richard knows, what he is doing. He’s timely punctual and listens to what I have to say. I feel heard working with Richard.
Written on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Richard (Rick) for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Richard did wonderful things for me.
He was attentive and thought provoking. I only needed a few sessions too to be able to see many things about my situation from a different perspective. He was a game changer for me!
Written on Mar 30, 2022 after therapy with Richard (Rick) for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and grief