Dr. Vernice Richards

LMHC
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About Me

Dr. Vernice Richards is a Human Performance Specialist, that has worked with Athletes, Business people, Performing Artists, Medical Professionals, and other 'performers' for the last 13 years.

Dr. V (as she is referred to by clients) holds a Phd in Sport and Performance Psychology, Masters in Counseling, Licenses in Clinical Mental Health, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Fatigue, Mental Health First Aid and Yoga Therapy. With these she emphasizes the development of character, uses mental health, mental wellness, counseling and various holistic and technology assisted techniques to help her guide her clients towards achieving peak performance in their sport, profession and/or everyday life.

With a personal motto of ‘learning never ceases’, she also dedicates herself to learning, teaching and practicing tools that help performers excel.

Life is a Sport, Dr. V believes that the skills and strategies employed in Human Performance can be transferable to everyday life, challenges and stressors.
Making us all PERFORMERS.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
  • Coaching
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Compassion fatigue , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH17613 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Vernice 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 by T.O. on Mar 31, 2022 after therapy with Vernice for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem

Dr. V. is an exceptional therapist

Written by V.A. on Mar 15, 2022 after therapy with Vernice for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dr V is amazing!! She has helped me so much. She is compassionate and motivating me to get better. I 100% recommend her to my friends

Written by H.O. on Feb 15, 2022 after therapy with Vernice for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Dr. Richards is very solution and goal oriented as a therapist. She has been very effective in helping me with specific strategies for resolving my personal struggles.

Written by B.R. on Jan 23, 2022 after therapy with Vernice for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Dr. V is amazing! She makes me feel heard and validated. She is extremely insightful, understanding, and supportive. She provides amazing resources and has allowed me to reflect on issues in ways I never thought about. She is really the best!!

Written by K.A. on Dec 15, 2021 after therapy with Vernice for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Dr. Richard's is great.

Written by N.O. on Nov 30, 2021 after therapy with Vernice for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

I wish nothing more than to develop and strengthen the work we’ve done so far. My year has been transformative and much has to do with the work she’s done with me to stay present and accountable to my goals.

Written by K.A. on Oct 23, 2021 after therapy with Vernice for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Dr. V is a great listener and remembers lots of details. Instead of telling me exactly what to do in difficult situations, she guides me to think for myself how I could do things differently. I love that because I’m less resistant and I feel like it still falls within the range of what I’d normally do. It took me many months to begin to make changes but with practice, it got easier to make positive changes here and there.

She is patient, empathetic, and positive. I experienced a lot of growth since starting Betterhelp one year ago, and knowing I can always text Dr. V about anything has added a layer of support, stability, and dependability I really lacked in my life. You have definitely impacted my life and I am very grateful ☺️

Written by M.A. on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Vernice for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

It was an absolute pleasure working with Dr. V. I started experiencing the results of her sessions immediately. I came into therapy wanting to really kick my life into high gear professionally, creatively, and spiritually. Dr. V provided me with the tools and mental maps I needed to achieve above and beyond what I had even imagined. During my time with her, I landed an amazing dream job with GREAT pay, I've really been able to show up more for my partner, family, and friends, I've been able to create the peace and balance in my life to keep me going, and I've been able to pursue my dreams. I can't recommend her services enough. I'm extremely blessed to have worked with her and I'm hoping the same can happen for someone else. Bless!

Written by M.A. on Sep 26, 2021 after therapy with Vernice for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Kind, responsive, and extremely knowledgeable.

Written by H.A. on Jul 22, 2021 after therapy with Vernice for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She is prompt and timely. She allows be myself and tailors the sessions to what I’m looking for.

Written by F.R. on Jun 13, 2021 after therapy with Vernice for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Dr V has been just what I needed to start to change my mindset around. She really listens to me and gives me practical strategies to use to work through things. I’m so glad that I decided to use better help and was linked to her!

Written by P.A. on Jun 03, 2021 after therapy with Vernice for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dr. Richards has been an immense help at a very crucial and significant time in my Life. Her expertise is undeniable & compelling.

Written by C.H. on May 04, 2021 after therapy with Vernice for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

The absolute best!

Written by A.N. on Apr 14, 2021 after therapy with Vernice for 3 weeks

Had literally my first session with Dr.V and I already feel I am in good hands.She was knowledgeable, empathic and able to unpick the salient points from my probable ramblings effortlessly and naturally.She has already come up with a great starting point and this give me great confidence that we will be going down a path that is helpful and actionable.I feel like Dr,V got to grips with the key points really well and understood the way in which these things had begun.
I would thanks Dr,V enormously and have already booked and am looking forward to our next session.

Written by V.E. on Jan 21, 2021 after therapy with Vernice for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and adhd

Dr. Richards is wonderful. I can rely on her for help when I’m feeling overwhelmed and anxious with school work and daily life struggles. She always provides me with groupinars, articles, and weekly tasks. I can see myself slowly improving and feeling better.

Written by G.A. on Dec 29, 2020 after therapy with Vernice for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, 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, coaching, a

She’s been absolutely great, and there are no problems on my end with her.

Written by R.I. on Dec 05, 2020 after therapy with Vernice for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Dr.Richards has been great! I'm sure she will continue to help me heal!

Written by G.E. on Nov 25, 2020 after therapy with Vernice for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, career difficulties, and coaching

You suggestion are helpful and talking to you helps me clear my mind

Written by M.A. on Oct 26, 2020 after therapy with Vernice for 3 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

So helpful and smart!

Written by N.O. on Oct 25, 2020 after therapy with Vernice for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

She is very helpful, and insightful, with wonderful tools.

Written by S.T. on Oct 24, 2020 after therapy with Vernice for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and sleeping disorders

Highly recommended.

Written by A.M. on Oct 20, 2020 after therapy with Vernice for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is providing all the ubderstanding, love and care i was looking for

Written by S.H. on Sep 07, 2020 after therapy with Vernice for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Dr. V is great at helping find tactics and ways to destress & refocus attention when filled with anxiety. She is very easy to talk to & I am beyond grateful for her.

Written by A.D. on Aug 16, 2020 after therapy with Vernice for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Dr V, is one of the first individuals I've felt comfortable talking to. I've tried a few times to use BetterHelp but I never felt at ease discussing things with other people.

Dr V has been able to get me to open up and not be afraid to share things to better understand why I feel the way I do.

Written by A.V. on Aug 09, 2020 after therapy with Vernice for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

Dr Richards is amazing. So kind and so patient, an expert in her field and very helpful.

Written by M.I. on Aug 05, 2020 after therapy with Vernice for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Excellent experience with Dr. V

Written by E.M. on Aug 05, 2020 after therapy with Vernice for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dr. V is a fantastic counselor! She creates a completely safe space with zero judgements and skillfully directs the conversation so you leave each session with helpful and productive takeaways. She also utilizes the chat feature, regularly checking in and messaging you interesting, thought-provoking questions. I can not recommend Dr. V enough!

Written by J.O. on Aug 04, 2020 after therapy with Vernice for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Dr. Richards has helped me to feel secure enough to share. She has given me confidence in betterhelp as a service. She is very respectful and kind

Written by J.O. on Aug 03, 2020 after therapy with Vernice for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Dr. V is a strong motivator with a good sense of how to push me in the right ways and keep it interesting with simple health tips that I hadn't considered. I've seen real results in a short time.

Written by D.A. on Aug 03, 2020 after therapy with Vernice for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

very professional and understanding

Written by A.D. on Aug 01, 2020 after therapy with Vernice for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Dr. Richards is thorough, caring, communicative, and altogether “there for you”.

While she is good at so many things, she is specifically helping me manage the downfalls of my perfectionism and overwhelming ability to perform.

Thank you so much Dr. Richards