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William Richert, LMHC, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington state and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Oregon and Wyoming. I’m a good 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.


- 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.
- EMDR: EMDR promotes the efficient and safe processing of disturbing memories and emotions.

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.

Professional experience

15yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

WA LMHC 60196775

OR LPC C2609



These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for William Richert. 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.

I don't think I could have been matched with a better therapist to work through grief after my father's passing. Will is very consistent, kind, calm, and is a great listener. He offered thoughtful insight, but never pushed a personal agenda. It made it very easy to be open from the start and I feel that I gained a new helpful outlook to move forward with. Thanks Will!

Written on Feb 06, 2023 after therapy with William for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Offers new ways to think situations, helpful in encouraging boundaries and how to establish them, and provides simple ways to regulate self during stressful situations.

Written on Jan 21, 2023 after therapy with William for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Will is a true professional. He listens, assesses the situation and makes recommendations based on the patients personality and preferences.

Will makes the conversations pleasant, down to earth and meaningful.

Written on Nov 01, 2022 after therapy with William for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

He is very caring and professional.

Written on Sep 10, 2022 after therapy with William for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

William is awesome. He listens really well. Gives great feedback. Provides great tools to help me in my everyday life. Thank you William!!

Written on Aug 14, 2022 after therapy with William for 1 month on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Amazing therapist, highly recommended

Written on Aug 04, 2022 after therapy with William for 5 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, career difficulties, and adhd