William Richert

LMHC, LPC

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.

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.
- 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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Forgiveness , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #60196775 (Expires: 2023-04-30)

LPC #C2609 (Expires: 2023-04-30)

LPC #LPC-1900 (Expires: 2023-04-30)


Reviews

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.

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

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

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

Amazing therapist, highly recommended

Written by C.H. on Aug 01, 2022 after therapy with William for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

William is a wonderful rhetapist. He listens and acknowledges your concerns and works with you to address those in ways that work best for you.

Written by C.A. on Jul 15, 2022 after therapy with William for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders

We all go to physicians twice annually to check up and make sure that we are doing well. I cannot understand why we are not also regularly checking up with a mental health counselor in the same way. My life is magnitudes better since starting therapy. I was reticent to try online therapy, but I believe I found the perfect person for working with me here. I would (and just yesterday did) recommend general mental health counselling for everyone. If it hadn't been for therapy, I would not have come to understand myself. I would have continued bumbling through life trying to force myself to fit the world instead of being who I really am.

Written by K.E. on Jul 07, 2022 after therapy with William for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coaching

Will is amazing. His listening and understanding skills combined with his knowledge of the brain brings an emotional and scientific approach to my Borderline which is amazingly healing. I cannot speak for others, but his ability to understand and address what I am going through in my life has been the difference between my personal success and failure.

Written by N.I. on Jun 30, 2022 after therapy with William for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I had Will as a therapist for two years. I had gone through so much, had so much pain and sadness inside me. I currently cannot afford BetterHelp, but can read through our messages. My heart aches for the woman I was before therapy, but also is so warm from the fact that Will helped me find myself again. I don’t think I could be more grateful.

Written by B.R. on Apr 12, 2022 after therapy with William for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

William is a great listener. He provides good feedback and challenges me to read and do exercises to better my emotional health.

Written by G.R. on Apr 06, 2022 after therapy with William for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Will is the best therapist I’ve ever had the opportunity to work with. I’ve been through a few people over the years and it’s always been awkward getting started but not with Will. He listens intently and always is sure to be considerate of how I am adjusting to therapy. So far he has been very helpful with some trauma I’ve experienced and tbh, I was surprised how quickly the therapy started helping me. He is kind, patient and also able to be direct. Definitely would recommend him as a therapist!

Written by Z.A. on Mar 04, 2022 after therapy with William for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I’ve only been meeting with Will for a few weeks but I can already tell that he has my best interest at heart.

Written by K.R. on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with William for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coaching

Working with Will is exactly who I needed to work with and I'm so grateful to work with him. This is my first time taking steps for therap, as an adult.
I tried a few other therapists and it wasn't the right fit. I'm recommending everyone work with Will! I feel listened to and validated. He provides a safe space to share. He's very knowledgeable and uses extremely effective techniques. I'm finally feeling free of situations that were keeping me stuck for years. It's incredible to have his insight about situations I'm experiencing and he's helping me move forward. I'm so happy with the progress I'm seeing and feeling within myself because of these sessions. Absolutely, an amazing therapist and even better human being. Thanks for working with me, Will!

Written by C.O. on Jan 31, 2022 after therapy with William for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Best therapist I have ever had in my life. I had my reservations about voice/video sessions versus in person. But he was very hands on and responded promptly to any text, as well as offered material or worksheets that helped explain what a person might be going through.

Written by M.E. on Oct 03, 2021 after therapy with William for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Will is even-keeled and thoughtful. He validates my experiences and anxieties and helps me to honor them too. I have gained an incredible number of skills and coping strategies through my sessions with him. I would recommend him to anyone.

Written by J.A. on Aug 04, 2021 after therapy with William for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

Will is a great listener and I always feel comfortable talking to him about anything.

Written by G.I. on Jul 27, 2021 after therapy with William for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

William is a very empathetic therapist who will make sure you feel like you’re being listened to and sometimes that’s all someone needs. He is very good at what he does, it feels like I’m talking to someone I’ve known for years.

Written by C.H. on Jun 18, 2021 after therapy with William for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Best counselor I’ve ever had

Written by R.A. on Apr 28, 2021 after therapy with William for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders

I am so grateful to have found a counselor that not only makes me feel comfortable being myself, but allows me to navigate my mind in a safe place. Taking the step to finally put my mental health first and address my PTSD, was the best decision I ever made. William has helped me so much on the path to recovering. And while I have a long road ahead, I am stronger and more ready than I ever have been.

Written by X.Y. on Jan 28, 2021 after therapy with William for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

William has been wonderful to work with. Probably the best counselor I’ve ever had! He takes his time to understand his patients well and suggests the most effective ways of calming down.

Written by N.O. on Jan 12, 2021 after therapy with William for 3 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

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

Written by C.H. on Jan 08, 2021 after therapy with William for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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.

Written by A.M. on Nov 07, 2020 after therapy with William for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

I really needed some quick emotional coaching and I felt like he provided good advice, insights and strategies, so thank you!

Written by A.N. on Oct 27, 2020 after therapy with William for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

He’s a great counselor really supportive and empathetic

Written by E.R. on Oct 23, 2020 after therapy with William for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and anger management

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.

Written by D.E. on Sep 28, 2020 after therapy with William for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

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.

Written by E.D. on Sep 27, 2020 after therapy with William for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by B.E. on Aug 21, 2020 after therapy with William for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.

Work with me!