Tricia Richards

(LMFT)
Therapist Tricia Richards Photo

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: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #LF 60808483 (Expires: 2022-08-15)


Reviews

Written by J.O. 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 by E.L. on Oct 09, 2021 after therapy with Tricia for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Tricia is awesome.

Written by D.U. 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 by E.R. on Sep 09, 2021 after therapy with Tricia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and coping with life changes

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!

Written by R.U. on Aug 26, 2021 after therapy with Tricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

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!

Written by M.E. 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 by L.O. 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 by C.A. 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 by R.E. on Jul 11, 2021 after therapy with Tricia for 2 weeks 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

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.

Written by D.A. 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 by L.A. 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 by J.E. 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 by S.A. 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 by A.L. 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 by A.N. 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.