My hours are Monday-Friday from 10am-7pm and on Saturday from 10am-1pm. Messages after 8pm will be answered the next morning as soon as I can get to you.
I received my Masters Degree in Counseling at the University of North Texas in Denton Texas. I come from a cognitive behavioral orientation although I also use gestalt therapy. I have treated mental health and addiction issues for 29 years. I have worked with a variety of populations including people with grief issues, HIV and AIDS, dual diagnosis (addiction with a mental health disorder), couples, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression and PTSD. I have experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I currently have a private practice in Meridian Texas. I practice exclusively online. I provide Christian counseling if you ask for it. My practice is all inclusive regardless of what you spiritual belief is or is not.
I am trained in the stages of change and motivational interviewing techniques. I am certified to teach Developing Capable Young People, a course developed by the late Stephen Glen for caregivers of young people. "My goal for clients is to establish an alliance using love, acceptance, and support. "My hope is that client's can take something with them from each session that they can apply to their daily lives".
Just a word about the no show policy I have. If you are going to miss an appointment for a live chat or video session please give me 24 hours notice. If you no show once I will attempt to reschedule the appointment. However after the second one in a row it is up to you to contact me about rescheduling.
I believe in providing compassion, love,and support to my clients. Please make note that I do not provide counseling on demand. So if you send me a message in the middle of my night. I will respond to your post within 24 hours. I respond to all posts within that time frame
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy
TX LPC 18221
Rick has been so awesome. And very supportive. His grace, is teaching me patience with myself.
Written on Jun 06, 2023 after therapy with Rick for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd
He is very kind and listens well. He gives grat advice and the homework he gives me helps me improve.
Written on May 19, 2023 after therapy with Rick for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd
Written on Apr 16, 2023 after therapy with Rick for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
Ive gained a lot of insight from our sessions. I was able to identify where my anger and insecurities were stemming from and how to manage these issues in a more productive way.
Written on Jan 20, 2023 after therapy with Rick for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management
I have enejoyed working with Rick and found him very helpful, but have decided to pursue in-person therapy in my area.
Written on Jan 16, 2023 after therapy with Rick for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Rick is kind, laidback, honest, and gives me hope.
Written on Nov 08, 2022 after therapy with Rick for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and coaching