Tricia Richards

LMFT

About me

Hello-
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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Coping with life changes , ADHD
Years of Experience: 7

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

WA LMFT LF 60808483


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Tricia Richards. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Jan 23, 2023 after therapy with Tricia for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

She made me feel comfortable right away and offers ways for me to try and tackle what I'm working through in the best way for me. Great experience thus far.

Written on Jan 03, 2023 after therapy with Tricia for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

She reaches out to message me, and feels like she's actually listening in meetings, not just doing a job but really helping a person

Written on Oct 26, 2022 after therapy with Tricia for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Tricia was very thoughtful and able to find constructive ideas for things for me to work on between sessions. I would highly recommend her.

Written on Oct 21, 2022 after therapy with Tricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief

Tricia, is an extremely knowledgeable and compassionate counselor whom I would recommend to a individual who is in need of a very competent Trauma counselor! Geo

Written on Jul 14, 2022 after therapy with Tricia for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and coping with life changes

I have been working closely with Tricia Richards for almost a year. She has been a wonderful resource helping me with my anxiety and stress. Tricia is an effective listener and offers empathy as we discuss my concerns and issues. Overall I would highly recommend Tricia as a therapist. Thank you.

Written on Jul 12, 2022 after therapy with Tricia for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassio

She really listens, every time we talk I just know she cares. She’s helped me through so much

Written on Jul 07, 2022 after therapy with Tricia for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues

Great therapist. great listener. very understanding.

Written on Apr 19, 2022 after therapy with Tricia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Very kind and caring. Let's me talk without interrupting me every time I switch subjects.
Soft voice helps also it's soothing in a way. Very professional A+

Written on Mar 31, 2022 after therapy with Tricia for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

She’s kind and understanding, while also being helpful and comprehends situations quite well. She pushes you just enough to get you to look at things for what they are, not what you think they are, and helps develop that into a skill. My life has gotten a lot better since being under her care, and I think it’ll continue to get better.

Written on Mar 26, 2022 after therapy with Tricia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Tricia has been a blessing to me. She has counseled me and improved my quality of life. I would highly recommend her to anyone. She was great!

Written on Mar 14, 2022 after therapy with Tricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

A lovely person and so helpful

Written on Mar 11, 2022 after therapy with Tricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Tricia has been helpful in working through my issues.

Written on Jan 03, 2022 after therapy with Tricia for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

I appreciate how Tricia asks me questions to explore what I am dealing with. She keeps me on track with what things I can control and what things I cannot control, which is imperative as I grow.

Written on Oct 28, 2021 after therapy with Tricia for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Tricia has been my first and only therapist since I've checked in. There's not enough words to express my gratitude towards her. It was incredibly easy to connect with her, because a lot of my issues requires context that she understood completely, and proved to me that she understood.

Offering her own perspective and explanations on things, I've finally started to come to terms with my issues. "Started" being the definitive word here, and it's in large part because of her, that I'm able to be completely comfortable in therapy, and for me to continue to be in therapy for as long as it takes until I can leave therapy with my head held high, knowing I'm a better person than having first checked in.

Written on Oct 24, 2021 after therapy with Tricia for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

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...

Written on Oct 09, 2021 after therapy with Tricia for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Tricia is awesome.

Written on Oct 05, 2021 after therapy with Tricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is a soft spoken well educated person.

Written on Aug 24, 2021 after therapy with Tricia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Very good at responding and giving perspective

Written on Aug 01, 2021 after therapy with Tricia for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.

Written on Jul 18, 2021 after therapy with Tricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

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!

Written on Jun 08, 2021 after therapy with Tricia for 3 months on issues concerning grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written on Nov 13, 2020 after therapy with Tricia for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Tricia has a way of getting me to think more deeply, meaning more about the core of my issues and not the surface pain.

Written on Sep 21, 2020 after therapy with Tricia for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

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.

Written on Jun 05, 2020 after therapy with Tricia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues

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.

Written on Jun 05, 2020 after therapy with Tricia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.

Written on May 27, 2020 after therapy with Tricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

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.

Work with me!