Richard has a Ph.D. in counseling from Oakland University, and a J.D. (law degree) from the University of San Diego. Richard is board certified as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC). Richard works both as a therapist and maintains a separate legal practice for mental-health law. Richard has practiced in settings focusing on OCD, anxiety, and depression. Having a research background, Richard is competent in assessment and treatment of ADHD in adults and children. Couples counseling is also a passion and therapy focus. Richard’s research work is ongoing through consulting services he provides. Richard is also an LLPC counseling supervisor.
Richard utilizes several evidenced based approaches to therapy including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, Structural Family Therapy and Narrative Therapy. Richard meets his clients where they are to align with their best self. He believes in helping people reach their goals through compassionate listening, helping clients build healthy relationships and challenge insecurities.