My name is Tricia Richards and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Washington. I have started my work in community mental health, in 2 different areas of Washington, which has given me a lot of experience working with diverse populations, with many different issues that individuals and families face, including anxiety, depression, abuse/neglect, reunification, parenting difficulties, stress, loss, and overall life difficulties.
I take a client centered and goal oriented, systems approach, being guided by the idea that people do the best they can with what they have; Sometimes they just need more tools. I work with my clients to determine what they want their goals to be, and that is what we focus on, taking into account all of the systems at play in life, such as school, work, family, and friends.
I earned my Bachelor's of Science in Family Studies, and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, from Central Washington University. Then, I went on to earn my Masters Degree from Seattle Pacific University in Marriage and Family Therapy.
I have been doing therapy since 2014, married since 2017, and in 2018 my husband and I welcomed our amazing Boy/Girl Twins into the world.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Anger management
- Self esteem
Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Coping with life changes , ADHD Read more...
LMFT #LF 60808483 (Expires: 2022-08-15)
Since learning about this way of therapy sessions is a major help in so many ways that most wouldn't see or understand especially with the virus amongst other things and I stopped my sessions on my own account not only did she send me a follow up to check in on me she also accepted me back and responded in a timely fashion and to me that was alot in the good type of way...
Tricia is awesome.
She is a soft spoken well educated person.
For the past two months, I have been working with Tricia Richards on my personal challenges. I find Tricia to be very intelligent and insightful and an excellent listener. She also offers useful ideas and feedback on my personal "demons" and ways to help me better cope with today's challenges -- both real and perceived. Thank you, Tricia, for your service!
Tricia has been very helpful getting me to focus on how to better communicate with my spouse. She is very good at providing me with tools that help me to get out of my own way. Thanks Tricia!
Very good at responding and giving perspective
Tricia helped me finally realize after years of trying to force myself, that forgiveness is not something to work out on my end. I do not need to force myself to forgive someone who does not deserve it. My first little dip into therapy has been a wonderful experience with Tricia.
I think Tricia is wonderful! Her encouragement, advise and helpful tips and instructions have been wonderful and has helped me greatly in the short time we have been talking. I look forward to her messages and insight and respect her greatly. I am so glad I found this program and Tricia to help me through this tough time!
Absolutely amazing, I truly feel like she cares, she takes the time to get to know me. I feel like I can really talk to her and open up and there’s no judgment. She’s helped me so much and really gotten to know who I am . Absolutely without a doubt best counselor for me.
Tricia has been very helpful in providing a good perspective for me during my grief journey in a compassionate way that put me at ease. Her involvement has significantly helped me understand and process my grief in a healthy way.
Tricia has a way of getting me to think more deeply, meaning more about the core of my issues and not the surface pain.
Tricia has been an excellent therapist. She listens and encourages the positive behaviors in my life. I’m almost embarrassed at where I was when I started this process, but Tricia has opened my mind quite a bit to what I am allowed to ask for, who I’m allowed to be and what I’m allowed to say no to. No matter where you’re at in your process, Tricia will open your eyes to the possibilities of what life could be.
Tricia is very patient, understanding, and helps keep the focus on me. We communicate primarily through text using session boards and weekly sessions via phone, live chat, or video. I tend to overthink and she’s good at refocusing my attention back to me while staying a true unbiased to my situation. She’s a great person that’s willing to listen as I spew my thoughts out via text or call.
I am very appreciative of the time I spent writing and speaking to Tricia. She was supportive, helpful, and available. Her responses to my journal entries were insightful and encouraging. Our sessions pinpointed the core of the matter quickly and I felt we made headway each time. I consider the time spent on Betterhelp to be invaluable.
Tricia is very patient and understanding. I immediately felt like she was relating to me despite conversing over text primarily. She really helps sort through any muddled thoughts and emotions, and works with you to identify ways to work through issues.