I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington state and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon. I’m a good a fit if you want a therapist who both accepts your process when you need to talk things out, but who will also coach you in specific tools and techniques for feeling better, performing better, and flourishing. Clients tell me that they like that I balance accepting their process with patience whilst actively providing the tools for change and the push for change when needed.
I specialize in applying the tools, techniques, and knowledge of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Positive Psychology to assist adults with fostering better relationships, improving quality of life, and increasing capacity for resilience in the face of setbacks and trauma. I also assist my clients to access their unique character strengths, experience more positive emotions, and deepen their sense of meaning, and engagement in their daily lives.
I believe that people change and grow by developing opportunities and resources more than by merely managing problems. Treatment may assist you to identify, build, and utilize your strengths. Treatment may also help you to improve your relationships and your ability to relate to other people and to yourself.
What you do outside of treatment in your daily life will be as important in fostering change and promoting healing as the work we do in our meetings.
METHODS AND THERAPEUTIC ORIENTATION
- DBT-informed treatment: DBT consists of the technology of change (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) and the technology of acceptance (skills for building awareness, commonly referred to as "mindfulness").
- Positive Psychology: clinical tools, techniques and interventions derived from the empirical study of well-being, attachment, meaning, flourishing, resilience, and achievement.
- Interpersonal Neurobiology: Many clients find it easier to understand skills for managing stress, emotions, addictions, and relationships when these are explained within the context of the brain works; you might find it easier to relate to therapy when it is explained in terms of the brain and the nervous system.
Effective counseling depends on the quality of the relationship that a counselor establishes with you. As a counselor, I commit to the following: to seek to understand your perspective; listen for your most important concerns; accept you without judgement; respect your freedom and autonomy; follow you in determining the goals of your recovery; honor your ideas, your timing, and your pace of change especially when you have moments of doubt and indecision.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Posttraumatic Stress , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Traumatic Brain Injury , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMHC #60196775 (Expires: 2021-04-30)
LPC #2609 (Expires: 2021-04-30)
LPC #LPC-1900 (Expires: 2023-04-30)
My time with Will Richert has been extremely beneficial. Although somewhat short as I may be canceling soon because of the inability to continue to afford better help it has helped me tremendously!
I am very thankful to being matched with Will! I love the things he has taught me and he is a great listener who is gentle in his teaching and instruction! He has given me much good advice for my recovery program and future walking in sobriety and controlling my anger etc...
Thankful for him
William has been completely wonderful. I think it was about a month before we actually had a phone call, but he always responded to my messages in a timely manner and listened to my point of view. I was nervous about using BetterHelp instead of finding an in person therapist initially, but after all of our conversations, I’m more than happy to talk to him here. There are times I’m nervous about my appointments, but they are always good and thought provoking. I feel like I have been able to do more inside work with his help than I have in a long time.
I’ve been very grateful to have Will as my therapist. Smart, kind, and very skilled, I have made an unbelievable amount of progress due to his ability to understand me as an individual through multiple different lenses.
I really needed some quick emotional coaching and I felt like he provided good advice, insights and strategies, so thank you!
He’s a great counselor really supportive and empathetic
William is kind and compassionate. He is patient and thoughtful. He has really helped to validate my experiences and I feel heard and respected.
From the very start William has been very proactive in sending me resources, worksheets and exercises throughout the week. He always responds on the same day with thoughtful feedback that gives me the boost I need between sessions. I also appreciate that he is available on weekends and evenings.
Will has been a tremendous help. He is the first counselor I’ve ever worked with that I have felt a connection with. We have already made leaps and downs within two sessions. He deserves a raise for all he does
As someone who is new to counseling, comfort was my biggest concern. I wasn’t sure if I could confide in someone about my experiences. William has made me feel more comfortable addressing aspects of my mind that I’ve been afraid to face before. He makes himself available and responds with tact and care. He’s a listening ear but also gives you tools to help you cope with/resolve issues/traumas. I always feel stronger emotionally and mentally after our sessions. I’m grateful for his help on my journey to mental health.
Will is my second counselor on Better Help. The first day that he and I were linked, we had more conversation that I did with the first counselor in a week. He responds in a timely manner and has send many documents to try and gauge where I’m at and what I need help with most. I recommend him to anyone.
William has helped me understand the inner workings of my mind better than I ever could have hoped for. Thanks to him, I’m beginning to see possibilities of real change in my life.
This is my first time doing any sort of counseling/therapy and I think I was matched up perfectly with William. He lets me ramble and go off on tangents while still understanding the root of what I'm saying and offering great take aways. I'm loving my experience so far.