I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and am licensed in both the state of Missouri and Texas. I have been practicing counseling since 2011 starting with my internship experience in Grad school. I have experience working with people struggling with substance use disorders. I also have experience in addressing emotional disturbances such as anxiety and depression. I have also been working with couples helping with difficulties that they have in their marriages.
My approach to counseling uses many techniques from cognitive behavior therapy to address the thoughts and behaviors that we have that are causing and or contributing to the problems that we face. I also as the need arises use techniques from other theoretical orientations of counseling as they are appropriate and helpful to you the client.
I am here to help you meet your goals and needs. I understand at times making the needed changes in your life can be difficult; I aim to help you make those changes a little easier.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Codependency, Communication Problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
MO LPC 2020011371
TX LPC 74898
Richard has given me a third party perspective that I find helpful. When you are too close to a situation and you need an outsiders view he is a great resource. I feel comfortable with him getting to the root of my problems.
Written on May 10, 2022 after therapy with Richard for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
Richard is extremely easy to talk to and helps me consider both sides of every situations. He builds me up when I’m hard on myself, but is also constructively critical of me when I’m looking for advice and need to know if the problem resides within or outside of me.
Written on Mar 09, 2022 after therapy with Richard for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
He was a great match and I enjoy our conversations. He has helped tremendously how to process different problems. I would recommend him to anyone.
Written on Nov 02, 2021 after therapy with Richard for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Excellent. Very good.
Written on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Richard for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and self esteem
Richard listened to what I have to say and provides feedback
Written on Jun 20, 2021 after therapy with Richard for 2 weeks
I feel strongly that this has been a good match for me
Written on Apr 08, 2021 after therapy with Richard for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management