Richard Watson

LCPC

About Me

I believe that in the therapeutic relationship, the therapist is the professional but the client is the expert. It is through empowerment, understanding, and collaboration that people can best heal and reach their goals. My areas of expertise include mood disorders (i.e., depression and anxiety) and substance use disorders. I take a trauma-informed approach, respecting the differences in life experiences and resiliency that we all have. For therapy to be effective, there must be trust, openness, and authenticity. As therapy can be quite uncomfortable, and even painful, one must be willing to lean into the discomfort to find growth.

My practice is based largely on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approaches. I guide individuals as they practice identifying, challenging, and replacing unhealthy ways of thinking and behaving that have contributed to the development, and perpetuation, of their problems.

One of the most difficult things to do is to put our hand up and admit that we need help. Whether we are struggling with loneliness, sadness, or uncontrollable worry, it can be challenging to talk about the thoughts and the feelings we are experiencing and I respect the difficulty one faces in asking for help.

May you find peace, happiness, and wholeness.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Communication Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #180013962 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Richard Watson. 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 by R.E. on Aug 09, 2022 after therapy with Richard for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I feel safe and look forward to my sessions with Richard. He is understanding and very generous with knowledge and material. I have seen improvement.

Written by M.A. on Aug 08, 2022 after therapy with Richard for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and anger management

Really helpful and direct with the counseling but in the best way.

Written by A.N. on Aug 08, 2022 after therapy with Richard for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Richard has been great to work with. I would highly recommend!

Written by K.A. on Jul 27, 2022 after therapy with Richard for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Richard is an extremely professional therapist. I’m lucky that I got to be in therapy with him. He helped me gain confidence in myself.

Written by M.I. on Jul 14, 2022 after therapy with Richard for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Richard has a way of describing things very clearly. He breaks down complex ideas in a way that make it easy to understand. This comes together in a really supportive way, and feels like he understands what I'm feeling. When I am having a hard time explaining something or sharing, I never feel judged and he gives me the time and space I need to do so. I have only been working with Richard for a few weeks, but I look forward to our next sessions.

Written by C.O. on Jul 14, 2022 after therapy with Richard for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

First time doing Therapy but Richard seems be to be top notch. Listens to my concerns and really seems invested in me reaching my goals.

Written by G.R. on Jun 27, 2022 after therapy with Richard for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have had an understanding experience and enjoy my sessions greatly.

Written by K.R. on Jun 09, 2022 after therapy with Richard for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Richard is a very nice and understanding person. I'm a beginner in therapy and i can tell that his therapy methods are pretty helpful, so i have no doubts about his professionalism. He is also very patience which gives a confidence boost.

Written by M.I. on Jun 01, 2022 after therapy with Richard for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, bipolar disorder, and adhd

While I and Richard am currently in our second session (this may make this unanimous), we have had two good sessions so far. I look forward to seeing how it plays out over say the next 6 - 12 months depending on how I use the service.

Written by K.R. on May 24, 2022 after therapy with Richard for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, coping with life changes, grief, and compassion fatigue

Richard automatically makes you feel comfortable and that you are in good hands. He has a calming presence, creates a safe and trustworthy space to work through challenges with surprising ease. He certainly knows how to help navigate through anxiety and provided me with practical tools via his knowledge of CBT. He seems to know just when to provide validation, feedback, and skills. Richard is an asset to the BetterHelp team and I so appreciate our time working together.

Written by R.O. on May 11, 2022 after therapy with Richard for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Richard's kind and knowledgeable manner sets me at ease and allows me to explore my feelings to get help.

Written by K.A. on Feb 21, 2022 after therapy with Richard for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

Richard has been so helpful in validating my feelings and helping me adjust my perspective. He's professional, kind, and easy to talk to.

Written by K.E. on Jan 11, 2022 after therapy with Richard for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Richard has helped me in finally feeling like I own my life instead of the other way around I was so stressed all the time and bitter and angry and very negative to myself in setting fairly high expectations and realizing most of them but failing in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and I finally feel like I have a grip on the wheel and control more than just myself but my surroundings surround yourself with what you know to be truths and come into anything atleast well knowledgeable and if you can't see ask questions before assuming the worst and when things do seem to be "Going against you" or "Not going your way" ask the most important question "Why?" Taking the time to think things through and why I do the things I do in a light I've never seen I finally have a direction and something that I can see and can attain and honestly I want to personally thank you for the help you've provided me

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