About Me

Hello!
I received my Masters Degree in Counseling at the University of North Texas in Denton Texas. I come from a cognitive behavioral orientation although I also use gestalt therapy. I have treated mental health and addiction issues for 22 years. I have worked with a variety of populations including people with grief issues, HIV and AIDS, dual diagnosis (addiction with a mental health disorder), couples, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression and PTSD. I have experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I currently have a private practice in Meridian Texas. I practice exclusively online. I provide Christian counseling for all that seek it. I believe that human beings have a need for spirituality and faith.

I am trained in the stages of change and motivational interviewing techniques. I am certified to teach Developing Capable Young People, a course developed by the late Stephen Glen for caregivers of young people. "My goal for clients is to establish an alliance using love, acceptance, and support. "My hope is that client's can take something with them from each session that they can apply to their daily lives".

Just a word about the no show policy I have. If you are going to miss an appointment for a live chat or video session please give me 24 hours notice. If you no show once I will attempt to reschedule the appointment. However after the second one in a row it is up to you to contact me about rescheduling.

I have four


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship, Family, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related, Eating, Anger, Career, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 22

Licensing

LPC #18221 (Expires: 2018-10-31)


Reviews

Written by J.E. on Dec 12, 2017 after counseling with Rick for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, and trauma and abuse

Rick has been incredibly helpful to me and my situation. He listens well and always says something enlightening to say. He provides plenty of tools and exercises as well. In just a few short weeks I feel like I'm miles ahead of where I was. I look forward to continuing our chats and growing more towards my goal. He is a very gifted counselor.

Written by R.O. on Nov 21, 2017 after counseling with Rick for 3 weeks relationship, self esteem, and anger

I really look forward to talking to Rick and discussing things in my life I feel stuck in. He is great at giving me advice and tools to help me move forward and make progress. I feel like each week there is improvement in myself and my situation. Thank you for all the guidance!

Written by on Oct 30, 2017 after counseling with Rick for 1 month

Rick Fulton has proven to be a very helpful person for me this year. When I signed up, I was an emotional wreck due to family turmoil, a divorce, and losing my job. He helped me sort through my many feelings, gave me great advice, and provided resources I didn't even know to Google for. I feel stronger having been heard and know what to do in emotional crisis situations. Sometimes all we need is for someone to listen, non-judgementally, and tell us it won't always be this way. Dark times don't last forever. Highly recommend him if you need an experienced, kind ear.

Written by J.A. on Sep 27, 2017 after counseling with Rick for 2 weeks relationship, family, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Rick has enabled me to make excellent progress in such a short time in dealing with the issues that were causing me to have so much anxiety. He has been an excellent listener and effectively challenged my thought process, while also providing me with the necessary tools required to deal with my challenges.

Written by K.I. on Sep 06, 2017 after counseling with Rick for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, career, and bipolar

Rick is very knowledgeable and listens effectively. I look forward to additional sessions.

Written by J.O. on Sep 04, 2017 after counseling with Rick for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career

Very helpful - thanks for all the support and guidance.

Written by D.E. on Aug 19, 2017 after counseling with Rick for 2 weeks grief, self esteem, and career

He is a BS detector, but not judging. He has positive regard and is helping me stretch, not break.

Written by S.O. on Aug 07, 2017 after counseling with Rick for 3 days depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating, and career

Thanks to Rick, I want to continue counseling!

Written by S.T. on Jun 21, 2017 after counseling with Rick for 1 month stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and anger

Rick is a very caring counselor and has a heart for his clients. I struggled with anxiety for a long time and Rick was compassionate towards understanding my situation and even my own irrational thinking. He's relaxed and doesn't rush through a session. I'd recommend him for anyone who's looking for help!

Written by B.R. on Jun 06, 2017 after counseling with Rick for 3 weeks self esteem

He did a good job.

Written by M.A. on Jun 06, 2017 after counseling with Rick for 4 months stress, anxiety, family, and self esteem

Rick quickly identified the issues I was having and gave me the tools to improve my mental health. His weekly live sessions were a great way to talk about what was going on right in that moment instead of being able to censor my thoughts. Rick is also great at understanding situational issues and was able to help advise me through tough times. I'm not as anxious as I was before and now instead of having a lot of tools that lead to worse, I have a handful of tools that improve my life even more. Thanks Rick!

Written by D.I. on Jun 05, 2017 after counseling with Rick for 2 months stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Rick was able to listen and pin point my problem very quickly. He is also very caring and personable. I have not used much counseling in the past so I was not sure how this would work. But it went great. Rick was able to work with my work schedule and such. I would highly recommend him.

Written by P.A. on May 22, 2017 after counseling with Rick for 3 weeks relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

I value Rick's direct coaching style. I would describe him as personable, funny, and results-oriented. He quickly and accurately helped me identify the root cause of many of the challenges that I have been facing. It was clear from the start that he has a deep understanding and the knowledge to treat my issues effectively. I can tell that helping people is his passion.

Written by R.E on Mar 24, 2017 after counseling with Rick for 1 month

If I need to come back for counseling , I'm definitely ask for Rick. He has been excellent in keeping me focused on the real problems suggesting prayers and meditation along with cognitive assessment. What I appreciated was his patience with me as I'm not that precise. Yet he is precise concise and specific, like I said keeping me focused in facing my problems. I am very grateful and rate Rick Fulton with an A grade counselor.

Written by O.L on Mar 21, 2017 after counseling with Rick for 1 month stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Extremely caring and always has a story that perfectly explains how you're feeling or your situation

Written by J.E on Mar 06, 2017 after counseling with Rick for 2 days depression, stress, anxiety, eating, self esteem, and career

Rick was very helpful, positive, and encouraging. He helped me regain confidence in myself and work through some of my anxiety. I walked away from each session with new tools to help me deal with my daily struggles.

Written by J.F on Mar 01, 2017 after counseling with Rick for 2 months depression, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and bipolar

I keep going back to Rick whenever I need a counselor to talk to and help me out. Rick has a lot of knowledge and tools to help you out. He is direct in his communication and can get to the root of the problem very quickly and offers the many tools he has to help you out. Comes off as very experienced

Written by P.A. on Feb 25, 2017 after counseling with Rick for 3 weeks family

I think Mr. Fulton is spot on and he is helping me sort through some issues! He is awesome!

Written by A.N on Feb 24, 2017 after counseling with Rick for 1 month stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship, family, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, and anger

As soon as I started talking to Rick, I felt very secure. His words were just what I needed to hear, and they helped me gain confidence in myself. All of his suggestions were of great help, and I learned how to deal with my anxiety for the first time in my life. I am so happy and pleased to have Rick Fulton as my counselor.

Written by C.H on Feb 20, 2017 after counseling with Rick for 2 months stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

My fiance and I saw Rick for couples therapy and though it was not his area of expertise, he was very patient and helped us work on some of our communication issues. He also gave some good insight that one may not necessarily have if seeing a counselor who only specializes in couples, so it was a valuable experience.

Written by T.I on Feb 03, 2017 after counseling with Rick for 2 days depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, eating, and self esteem

I’m a pharmacy student and have had struggles with anxiety, depression, and shutting down often. Our school pays for free counseling, but with our schedules as a student and the office’s packed schedule, it was hard to see a therapist as regularly as I needed to. I often had break downs from stress and was emotionally shut down. I had gone a few times, but I didn’t feel like anything was that great.

By having an open dialogue with Rick Fulton, in just over 1 month, I was able to realize what the source of my issues were. I know how to get better and will continue to work on it. He made it relatable! I am a bookworm and nerdy and it he explained it to me in my language. I am getting better, I am more calm. I still have moments, but I have been able to avoid medications and all their horrible side effects. Like I mentioned before, I am a pharmacy student and would rather not have to take an antidepressant or antianxiety medication.

It’s work, but I never thought I would have a chance at overcoming my anxiety/depression that is so closely linked to my past.

Rick’s help has not only helped me in my personal life, but also to become a more well-rounded practitioner with better professional relationships- which means that I can truly become the best for patients!

Written by K.A on Dec 18, 2016 after counseling with Rick for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, family, eating, and self esteem

Rick is an extremely caring individual who seeks to help you find much needed solutions! I appreciate his help and would definitely recommend!

Written by K.O on Nov 11, 2016 after counseling with Rick for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

Rick has a very solution-based approach in treatment and I have made so much progress with him. This has been a great change of pace from therapists who have let me marinate on my issues, instead of focusing on moving past them. Thank you Rick!

Written by M.A on Oct 24, 2016 after counseling with Rick for 4 months anger, and career

Rick has been especially helpful to me throughout my time with BetterHelp. He serves as an on-demand counselor so it's more effective than a traditional hour a week service.

Written by T.R on Sep 12, 2016 after counseling with Rick for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

Doing a great job so far.

Written by D.E on Aug 18, 2016 after counseling with Rick for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, eating, and self esteem

Mr. Fulton is a wonderfully intelligent man. He is insightful, knowledgeable, and able to accurately describe a problem with your input. He is very friendly and kind.

I am appreciative of his counseling, time, and patience.

Written by K.A on Jul 14, 2016 after counseling with Rick for 4 days stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, trauma and abuse, and grief

The best counselor I've ever worked with. We reached solutions quickly together, and I'm positive about my recovery.

Written by S.C on Jul 03, 2016 after counseling with Rick for 2 days stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger, and depression

Rick is awesome and caring. He has lots of good advice.

Written by S.T on Jun 17, 2016 after counseling with Rick for 2 months stress, anxiety, and depression

At first I was skeptical about using an online counselor, but this seemed to be the best option for me at the time. I do not regret it at all! Rick has been an amazing counselor who has given me many tools to use with my anxiety. I have seen a change in my confidence and how I view my anxiety. Rick is very attentive, and I appreciate that he checks on me periodically if he hasn't heard from me in awhile. I haven't been able to confide in many people about my anxiety, but Rick has made this experience comfortable and has guided me along every step of my journey.
Thank you Rick!

Written by A.M on Jun 09, 2016 after counseling with Rick for 3 months stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, anger, career, and depression

Rick is awesome. Very attentive and personable. I can tell he really cares and won't judge me for it. I appreciate his gudiance and expertise.

Written by L.O on Jun 01, 2016 after counseling with Rick for 5 months stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, anger, career, and depression

Amazing. I asked for an analytical counselor and Rick has been the answer to my prayers sharing valuable information and resources with me. He's had the perfect answers and offers the best advice. If you are ready to tackle and improve life right now, Rick is definitely your go-to guy. Thanks Rick!!

Written by L.O on May 13, 2016 after counseling with Rick for 1 week relationship, trauma and abuse, and grief

I am so thankful that Rick was there for me during some pretty rough times. I was able to get things out and he gave me a better perspective!

Written by A.F on May 05, 2016 after counseling with Rick for 3 months intimacy-related

Rick has been a tremendous help over the period of time at which we were communicating. He is down to earth and very approachable. He has been very patient and I would highly recommend him as a therapist.

Written by R.A on May 04, 2016 after counseling with Rick for 1 month stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, anger, career, and depression

Rick has been so helpful and truly caring. Thank you.

Written by J.A on May 01, 2016 after counseling with Rick for 1 month stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and depression

Rick has been amazing and very supportive. I never have to wait on a reply. Couldn't ask for a better counsellor.

Written by S.A on Apr 27, 2016 after counseling with Rick for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting, self esteem, and depression

Rick Fulton is incredible. He helped me find tools to deal with my issues and is very quick to figure out what will work for that person. I could not be where I am without his help and understanding.

Written by M.A on Mar 18, 2016 after counseling with Rick for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and bipolar

Rick was super helpful and caring. He responded very quickly, which I found most helpful. He always gave assignments for me to do in between our live chats. This gave me something to work on that improved myself even when I'm not talking to Rick.

Written by M.E on Feb 19, 2016 after counseling with Rick for 3 months self esteem, anger, and career

I have enjoyed the unbiased non-judgmental feedback from Rick. He has really helped me through a hard few weeks, providing direction and solutions, and I plan on continuing my work with him on and off.

Written by D.E on Jan 12, 2016 after counseling with Rick for 1 month stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, and depression

Rick has been a great help thus far. I'm not always active on here but he provides so many helpful readings and great insights. He provides tools for me to use to help alleviate my problems and checks in on me often, even when I'm not responsive. It's been a lovely experience so far. I'm glad I tried this.

Written by A.M on Jan 07, 2016 after counseling with Rick for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and depression

Rick knows his stuff! Two weeks of his counseling has been worth a year of monthly counseling. He truly understands what I'm feeling, and offers advice that I really needed to hear.

Written by H.E on Oct 16, 2015 after counseling with Rick for 2 days stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and depression

Mr Fulton sounds like a really helpful counsellor for me!

Written by A.B on Oct 05, 2015 after counseling with Rick for 2 months relationship

its always a pleasure getting an email to say i have a message its like a friend who is looking out for me. he will check up if he hasn't heard its not the money he truly wants the best for everyone. it highlights the progress im making and if i fall back down having help picking up the pieces thank you :-)

Written by C.H on Sep 18, 2015 after counseling with Rick for 4 weeks

So far, I'd like to testify that Rick has been very helpful at helping me become a more positive person and to help me feel better about myself regardless of what other people might say. Encourage me to live my life and not necessarily be concerned with how other people would want me to leave it.

Written by L.I on Sep 17, 2015 after counseling with Rick for 1 month stress, anxiety, family, parenting, self esteem, career, and depression

Great guy, focuses on things that I wouldn't normally consider important.

Written by L.I on Jun 12, 2015 after counseling with Rick for 2 months

Great, practical therapist. Not a lot of "fluff". Rick helped me make huge breakthroughs on problems that had been haunting me for years, and we did that in a short period of time. Never have I felt such gratitude to someone I have never met in person. Thanks Rick-You're the best!
PS: In my case, I think the initial anonymity of online therapy allowed me to more easily talk about my problems. Don't know that I would have ever visited a therapist in person.

Written by V.I on May 18, 2015 after counseling with Rick for 1 month stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, career, and depression

Rick has been very helpful for me and has helped me uncover some issues I was not aware. He's always supportive with just the right amount of firmness.

Written by C.H on Mar 14, 2015 after counseling with Rick for 1 month stress, anxiety, relationship, and depression

Rick is awesome! I am a therapist myself and when I found myself in an unexpected life crisis, Rick's support and guidance was exactly what I needed! He's both perceptive and compassionate.

Written by A.L on Feb 25, 2015 after counseling with Rick for 3 weeks self esteem

Rick has been incredibly insightful and I really feel that I can openly express myself with him. He always responds quickly and his feedback is almost always helpful. And he is non-judgmental. I feel comfortable talking with him and it truly helps me in my day to day life. I appreciate Rick, and this service, very much. I am not sure that I ever would have gone into a physical office to meet with a counselor so this has been a big step for me.

Written by J.U on Dec 29, 2014 after counseling with Rick for 2 months stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, self esteem, career, and depression

Rick was a great counselor for me! He is honest without being judgmental, so it was very easy to be open with him. He has given me some really concrete tools to deal with anxiety and to help me feel more confident. He's also given me thoughtful advice to help me deal with more specific issues that have come up in my life including relationship changes, leaving my job, and moving out of state.
I've very much appreciated Rick's timely responses to my messages (usually he responds within the hour, even though we're in different time zones!), and I've also really liked the fact that he checks in when he hasn't heard from me in a few days (but never in an obtrusive way).
Rick is the kind of counselor I've been looking for for years, and I would highly recommend him.

Written by L.A on Nov 06, 2014 after counseling with Rick for 3 months relationship, family, and self esteem

I've been working with Rick for about 4 months now. He immediately answered some questions that had been plaguing me for years. Since that time, Rick has been a great sounding board and guide where problems in my marriage are concerned. The use of the Internet as a medium by which to communicate is great because I can do it entirely in my own time, and more specifically, when I need it. I've also found that writing helps me organize my thoughts. I would recommend Rick as a therapist to anyone who is having marital or relationship issues.

Written by D.E on Oct 14, 2014 after counseling with Rick for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, family, sleeping, self esteem, bipolar, and depression

I started texting Rick last month he hit my problem right away I I am feeling better. He has told me to how to work on myself. I have a long way to go but I am sure Rick will get me through. This texting is great for me as I am starting to be agoraphobic so I can get help without going out. I highly recommend Rick he has given me hope when I was hopeless.