I completed seminary and then added courses to become a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri. I am a therapist with 30 years experience in working with clients with many issues., including stress, depression, grief, anger management, self esteem, relationship issues, I had a difficult childhood and worked with youth at a behavioral hospital. I also have worked in an outpatient setting with adults and teens. Clients relate well to me and begin healing in the process of being understood and better grasping their issues. My style is insight oriented, helping clients identify and develop ways to improve. I believe relationships need respect, good communication and a peaceful interaction to thrive. Relationships are a key to fulfillment, including a person's attitude toward themselves. When clients are able to better understand themselves and their goals, they find the counseling experience meaningful.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Forgiveness
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MO LPC 001940
Rick is a very experienced caring wonderful counselor who listens and tries to offer solutions to your problem.
Written on Sep 02, 2022 after therapy with Rick for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
Kind, knowledgeable, actively listens and gives sound advice from Biblical perspective. Exactly what I hoped for. Thank you.
Written on Feb 21, 2022 after therapy with Rick for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder,
Very good. Reasonable and compassionate
Written on Jan 13, 2022 after therapy with Rick for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
First session with Rick was great! Already setting me on a better path. Can’t wait for our next session.
Written on Nov 03, 2021 after therapy with Rick for 2 days on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes
I like that Rick really listens to me and our conversations are very comforting. I feel better after each session.
Written on Oct 10, 2021 after therapy with Rick for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and anger management