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 if you ask for it. My practice is all inclusive regardless of what you spiritual belief is or is not.
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 believe in providing compassion, love,and support to my clients. Please make note that I do not provide counseling on demand. So if you send me a message in the middle of my night. I will respond to your post within 24 hours. I respond to all posts within that time frame
- Stress, Anxiety
- Anger management
- Self esteem
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Guilt and Shame , Infidelity , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Posttraumatic Stress , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing
LPC #18221 (Expires: 2020-10-01)
Takes the time to understand me, very knowledgeable into getting into the root of the problem. Guides well, offers great sources and links. Very honest, caring.
In a desperate time of my life I was fortunate to be connected to Rick Fulton. He was able to help me focus and work towards my healing from years of abuse. He gave me tools and exercises to actively bring me to a better place. I highly recommend him.
Rick Fulton is by far the best therapist I have seen. He gave names to things that I thought were benign, and I feel like I’m able to take my power back. Therapy is a slow process, but I won’t give up this time.
Rick is a good guy. Easy to talk to.
Rick is a very experienced therapist and a great guy. He is knowledgeable in treating trauma and anxiety and he is making a huge difference in my recovery. All I can say is, thank you!
He wants the best for me and is straightforward. He keeps it real. Even when I am being stubborn
Rick is a fantastic counselor who has already helped me make significant changes!
Rick is an amazing counselor. I feel as comfortable with him as if we were in a face-to-face situation. He is compassionate, honest, and intuitive. He has helped me enormously. I feel very fortunate to have found betterhelp and Rick. Thank you.
Rick is very smart, personable and humble. He makes me feel at ease when I’m upset and encouraged when I feel down. I always leave our conversations feeling energized and motivated!
Rick has been a great help so far, I am 2 going on 3 sessions in and feel very possitive towards how they have been going. He is very understanding and has made me feel completely at ease when talking through my problems. Thank you Rick!
Rick understands so much about what I have been through, and it's so wonderful to finally feel understood.
Rick has much experience in his field and this can be seen already in the first meeting. He always finds a way that works for me, as for now on I do not have anything negative to say about his work. He likes to joke which is also nice and pleasant and he is a smiley person. He just exactly found out what do I need. Thank you, Rick!
Rick really listens and helps me understand the root of the issues I am dealing with.
Rick has assisted me in regaining my self confidence, understanding why the things I experienced were happening, and in finding who I truly was. I am grateful and now have the tools I need to be self sufficient and sustain this behavior moving forward.
Rick was a real help in getting me through a rocky period of my life. He is exactly the kind of counselor someone who is suffering from anxiety needs. He listens, he understand and he has answers for ways to deal with your anxiety. Thanks a ton Rick!
I've been working with Rick for a few months now, mainly in regards to depression and anxiety, and I'm really happy with how things are going. He's a great listener and gives sound advice, but specially, he doesn't push to get things done, rather, lets me express myself as I need at every given moment and process things as they come. Following his advice and talking through things I've been feeling much better lately. Thank you so much for all your help!
Straight forward, but kind and very patient.he helped to gain more awareness about my self and interaction with others. Highly recommended.
I had one initial appointment with Rick and he was very easy to talk to.
Great job Rick!
Rick has been an amazing therapist for me. While he is blunt and honest, it is always for my benefit and has helped me reexamine my life and how I am conducting myself in relationships. He's been a great help in the much needed reality check that I needed.
Rick is a wise and experienced counselor he always redirects me to what it is important and shines the light on thought patterns that I wasn't aware of, he is supportive and gives me the right tools to manage my wellbeing.
Rick has been nothing short of dedicated and supportive since I started sessions with him via BetterHelp. Since talking with Rick, I have learnt a lot about my issues with the grief I have as well as my needs and abilities I sometimes fail to recognise. Rick is very sincere and smoothly helped me to navigate my thought process and beliefs I had of myself and those around me. I would highly recommend him and will truly miss speaking to him on a regular basis!
I really enjoyed working with Rick! He gave me useful advice and solutions to untangle my mind and my problems! What I enjoyed most was that at the end of every session I had something to work on and that would help me see the positive in life! All I have to say is thank you!
It's early in our time together but I feel Rick is well-informed and keeps me focused on what's important. He doesn't let me get away with statements which are unsubstantiated or inaccurate but at the same time he is wise and kind.
Rick has been extremely helpful and has given me some wonderful exercises and advice to help me heal and cope with stressful situations.
I wasn't sure about how effective online counseling would be or if I would be able to connect with the counselor assigned to me. I just had my 3rd session with Rick and I already feel miles apart from when we started. I highly recommend BetterHelp and I especially recommend Rick.
Mr. Fulton has been a great help to me in the short time I was able to work with him. He worked around a difficult time zone difference and my work schedule and still managed to speak with me once a week to provide me the tools and mindset I need to begin my recovery. I am very grateful to him.
Rick Fulton, is a a great help I am really happy that he worked with me, I feel great after 4 month what can I say, he is wonderful and helped me alot when i was passing in an emotional painful time. I appreciate alot thank you Rick
I would highly recommend Rick Fulton. He helped me out at a difficult time. Tried to bring awareness even if I wasn't fully ready to see it. He listened carefully and quickly gained a sense of my situation. He was patient yet tried to help me refocus when my mind kept going in circles.
I consider myself very lucky to have found Rick on BetterHelp. Rick is very attentive, caring and such a very good listener. I was very skeptical with counseling at first but after a month talking to Rick I feel so much better and I learned a lot about myself. Rick is such a professional but I feel that he’s also my friend. It’s always a pleasure to talk to him. He believes in me even though I didn’t believe in myself. His help means so much more to me than he knows. I would recommend Rick with all my heart. I wish I could met Rick someday to give him a hug and say my sincere gratitude.
Rick has been totally professional
He's a very insightful man who helps you figure out what your problems are quickly and how to fix them. Even though he can be very forward with his thoughts, they usually contain a lot of wisdom in them.
Rick is very professional and great at his job. Always has the right exercises to do and the right words and questions to ask myself for me to find my path I need to move forward. When going gets rough is very supportive, understanding and helps me find my inner strength to not fall too hard and pick myself up quickly. I strongly recommend him as a therapist!
Rick is very helpful.
My therapy with Rick just started, but the very first correspondence put me at ease. There was no judgment, only helpful advice. Rick will alleviate any reservations you have about continuing online therapy.
Rick is the best. What an insightful and caring guy. I appreciate his support very much.
Nice guy - easy to talk to.
Rick has been nothing but professional and supportive throughout the time we have worked together
I worked with Rick for about three months and he truly changed my life. He not only helped with the issues I have around grief and anxiety, but he was also able to pinpoint some issues I have with OCD and growing up in an alcoholic home. I now have a better understanding of why I do the things I do, so I can be more cognizant of my future behavior. Rick also gave me some techniques that I'll continue to use on a daily basis. I feel a thousand times better and more at ease than I did before Rick and I first connected. I can't say enough good things about working with Rick. I would reach out to him again in a heartbeat and would definitely refer my friends.
I absolutely loved talking to Rick. He is one of my all time favorite counselors. He helped me so much in the few months I talked to him. He’s very smart and has very trusted resources to provide excellent therapy. I’m a very hard patient to work with and deal with and Rick has helped me more than all of my therapists I’ve had over the 10 years of dealing with my mental illnesses. And I recently got diagnosed with BPD and all the resources Rick gave me have helped me more than the past programs I’ve tried. Thank you so much Rick your amazing!
Rick has been an incredible benefit to me in processing my grief following my mother's death and family conflicts. He has helped me tremendously with the depression and anxiety that has been my nemesis forever. He hasn't let me slip and has stretched and challenged me to be a more capable and resilient person.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Rick is very knowledgeable and listens effectively. I look forward to additional sessions.
Very helpful - thanks for all the support and guidance.
Thanks to Rick, I want to continue counseling!
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!
He did a good job.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Extremely caring and always has a story that perfectly explains how you're feeling or your situation
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.
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
I think Mr. Fulton is spot on and he is helping me sort through some issues! He is awesome!
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.
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.
Iâ€™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 officeâ€™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 didnâ€™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.
Itâ€™s work, but I never thought I would have a chance at overcoming my anxiety/depression that is so closely linked to my past.
Rickâ€™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!
Rick is an extremely caring individual who seeks to help you find much needed solutions! I appreciate his help and would definitely recommend!
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!
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.
Doing a great job so far.
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.
The best counselor I've ever worked with. We reached solutions quickly together, and I'm positive about my recovery.
Rick is awesome and caring. He has lots of good advice.
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!
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.
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!!
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!
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.
Rick has been so helpful and truly caring. Thank you.
Rick has been amazing and very supportive. I never have to wait on a reply. Couldn't ask for a better counsellor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mr Fulton sounds like a really helpful counsellor for me!
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 :-)
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.
Great guy, focuses on things that I wouldn't normally consider important.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.