Richard Strand

(LCSW, MAC)

About Me

I have dedicated twenty years of my professional life to the pursuit of a thorough and complete knowledge of human behavior. My intention is to understand people who want to change, experience satisfaction, serenity and the achievement of personal growth.
As a Clinical Social Worker I try to cover every possible scenario one could imagine. Looking at multiple dimensions of you as a person, your environment and timeline, as well as how affected you have been during your experience of the different life stages. Supporting the process to find or reach your own personal goals.
I use a bio-psycho-social-spiritual assessment to help determine the areas in your life you need or want support. My approach to therapy is client centered, utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing when appropriate. Most of my practice has focused on issues with trauma, anxiety, life transitions, and addictions.
I am aware of the technological transformation that has occurred in the way we live and communicate. Therefore, I have embraced online therapy as a way of providing relief and healing through therapy, counseling, coaching and support.
More importantly, my goal is to have a successful therapeutic relationship with you, based on a deep understanding of your needs.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem

I also have experience in Grief, Coping with life changes

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LCSW #086085-1 (Expires: 2020-08-31)


Reviews

Written by M.O. on Jun 19, 2019 after counseling with Richard for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

He's calm, collected, structured and goal oriented. He seems confident about his own skills and gives one a feeling of acceptance, okayness and hope. Recommendable.

Written by J.E. on Jun 10, 2019 after counseling with Richard for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Richard is a very nice and professional person, I am lucky to have met him!

Written by S.A. on May 06, 2019 after counseling with Richard for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I love Mr. Strand's balance between being hands on and not over stepping any bounds. I am a woman and I have trust issues with the opposite gender. I never had a male therapist because I had some reservations about the interaction. So far he has actually surpassed my other 3 female counselors with professionalism and empathy.

Written by L.I. on Apr 19, 2019 after counseling with Richard for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and self esteem

The sessions with Richard have been extremely helpful. He has been warm, understanding and knowledgeable. He's able to create an effective therapeutic space online. It's always easy to get in touch with him; he responds quickly to my messages and has had convenient times available for video sessions, despite the time zone difference! I can't thank him enough for his support and for sharing his expertise.