Stress, Anxiety Anger management Self esteem Depression ADHD
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About me

Hi, My name is Richard Sladich. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in North Carolina with over 4 years of experience working in the Mental Health field.
Looking for help with social anxiety? Although I have experience in treating an array of issues, I specialize in the range of problems that exists from shyness to Social Anxiety Disorder. I know what it takes to treat Social Anxiety Disorder because I have overcome it myself. I also focus on the issues of generalized anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, agoraphobia, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and/or depression.

As your counselor, I will provide you with a safe, comfortable, supportive environment where you can express yourself without judgement or shame, and with acceptance. I enjoy working with clients regardless of race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, or sexual orientations.
Working together we will develop your individual counseling goals and a plan to achieve those goals. I rely mostly on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, along with person-centered approaches.

For those who have some understanding of psychological theoretical approaches, you might be interested to know the following about therapy with me:
Many practitioners state that they use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) when they actually use only a handful of CBT techniques. In my practice roughly 70% of my therapeutic techniques are from CBT, as I have found it extremely helpful for clients and for myself. I also rely on a Person-Centered (Rogerian) empathic approach to understanding each client. I often use Motivational Interviewing (Miller and Rollnick) techniques to help each client make their own decisions about how to reach their goals according to their beliefs and standards. I sometimes find it appropriate to utilize techniques from a “Here and Now” (Gestalt) or “Inner Child” (Jungian-and others) perspective.

Cognitive features of therapy will include exploring your own thought processes. Behavioral aspects could include exposure to feared stimuli or situations. Other techniques could include progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing, meditation, visualization, and reframing. If we are addressing issues of anxiety or depression, I will regularly ask you to complete “homework” as part of the therapeutic process. This could include anything from reading to behavioral practice in the community.

Professional experience

5yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Communication Problems, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hearing Impaired, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Visually Impaired

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

NC LCMHC 13307


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for RICHARD SLADICH. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.


Written on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with RICHARD for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

He is doing well

Written on Mar 09, 2022 after therapy with RICHARD for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd