I am a fully bilingual (English/Spanish) therapist with a strong belief that the most important part of therapy is to establish a safe and trusting relationship with my clients which will be conducive to their personal growth. I also believe in the innate capacity of the human spirit to overcome adversity and experience healing. My specialties include working with individuals wanting to process: grief and loss, anxiety, depression, past trauma, relationship issues, life transitions and divorce or marital issues.
I know it can be difficult to find someone you really feel safe with, who you can trust, who won't judge you. I'd be honored to be that person. As someone who works with the whole person, I understand the importance of religion within all faith groups. I also love working with those who identify as poly, LGBTQIA+, and in the kink community. If you're currently in a place where you're thinking, "I don't know if I can do this anymore" or if you sometimes wonder if you're "too broken" to feel better, don't give up. You've taken the first step to getting help. You are worth following through and seeing what the next steps can offer.
I am dedicated to aiding clients in awakening to their mental, physical, emotional and spiritual growth and consciously creating the life that they desire. Too often our days are filled with stress and fatigue because we live a life out of balance. Life is complex; when we are in transition, we may feel a sense of restlessness or unease, or even as if our lives are out of control and everything is in shambles. Cancer, divorce, death, job loss, depression, or any other challenges that life can present asks us to make choices that are more life enhancing.
I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families who struggle with poor communication, boundary issues, behavioral problems, depression, anxiety, and self harming behaviors. I specialize in treating teens and adults by incorporating Reality Therapy with Art Therapy techniques. By using creative expression clients are able to get in touch with what they feel, learn what they want, evaluate their behavior and make a plan for achieving the outcomes they desire. By choosing healthy thoughts and behaviors the client chooses a more fulfilling life.
My primary interest is in actively and thoughtfully assisting my client in resolving the issue(s) that have been causing emotional distress. I respond to my client in a respectful, empathic manner while simultaneously offering direct, practical feedback with a sense of humor.
Being a mental health professional has been a lifelong passion. I enjoy the therapeutic process and watching my clients sense of empowerment unfold so that they can achieve their desired goals. My non-directive approach allows me to meet my clients where they are and grow in the directions they want to grow with the gentle guidance that the therapeutic relationship provides. I have experience working with adults and adolescents, couples therapy as well as anger management, grief and loss, and abuse survivors.
FEMALE ONLY COUNSELOR I see my role in the counseling process as that of a "change agent". Someone who is meeting you at possibly one of the worst times in your life and saying "I'm willing to walk with you through this journey". My desire is to help women who are tired of living a life that no longer works for them. Often stressful life events, such as relationship challenges, job problems, health issues, or coping difficulties can trigger suffering and the need for support.
I can help with families and couples. I believe the reason people come to counseling is to find help with problems. I would like to walk along beside you to help you find solutions. Counseling can take you into a world of possibilities instead of difficulties. It is a process of finding miracles in the midst of a problem focused world.
Todd and his wife Adelita are active members of First Baptist Church in Mansfield, Texas. They have two children, Avery & Aleksandra. Both he and his wife enjoy both indoor and sand volleyball, tennis, being outdoors, and working on the house. They value both friends and family and enjoy the opportunity to spend time with them. And, of course, they enjoy spending very valuable time with their blessed children.
After each session you will leave with HOPE and a PLAN. In my office we're casual; adults and teens call me Jan. We have a unique relationship based on confidentiality and trust. I only see people that I believe I can truly help. My practice is composed of female adolescents over 16 and women. You will leave each session with homework to keep your goals present daily. My specialities include: ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Elder Issues, Grief, Home & School Interventions, Panic Disorder, Phase of Life Issues, Relationship strategies, Skills Acquisition, Women's Issues and young women who are confused about their life's path.
I believe that at sometime in our lives we are all faced with challenges that are difficult to overcome independently. Finding the right therapist to assist in one's emotional health is just as important as finding the right doctor to improve one's physical health. Please feel free to contact me for a free "Get Acquainted" interview or with any questions that you might use to determine if my services are right for you.
I have a straight-forward, solution-based focus on making progress quickly. I am known for helping parents reduce conflicts with their sons, in particular, and have an emphasis on making parenting boys much more enjoyable and effective. I also have extensive experience in helping couples become more understandable to one another, and in providing them with relationship skills which enable both individuals to have their needs met.
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME* Hello! My name is Desi Richardson. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate through the State of Texas and I am accepting new clients! I received my Bachelor of Science in General Studies with a minor in Psychology in 2016 from West Texas A&M University. I received my Master in Counseling from West Texas A&M University in May 2020. After graduation, I began volunteering with a nonprofit and provided group therapy to grieving children. During my internship I also gained knowledge of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) and assisted adolescents in processing their abuse.
Navigating through life’s ups and downs can be challenging. It is through these challenges that we find our inner strength to overcome difficult circumstances in our lives. My goal is to partner with you as you celebrate life’s peaks as well as help guide you through the valleys utilizing the skills and strengths that you already possess. Understanding your power and strengths can be both liberating and empowering. Therefore developing positive habits and healthy decision making skills is key along your journey. You are taking the first step towards this freedom and it is worth it!
Facing the great unknown? Depression, anxiety or fear? Have you experienced abuse or trauma? I counsel people ages 16 and up experiencing anxiety, depression, fear, grief, relational issues, mood disorders, addictions, long-term illness, and phase of life problems. This is accomplished from a non-judgmental perspective, going at a pace you set.
There are times in life when we get stuck either in our relationships with others or within ourselves. We may be struggling with anxiety, depression, or past trauma and not know where to turn for help. Many of us have grown up in dysfunctional families that are impacting how we feel about ourselves or are creating dysfunction in our current relationships. Because of our upbringing we may be dealing with abandonment issues, neglect, or abuse. These issues create deeps wounds that require professional attention so that the individual can have a healthy sense of self and others.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Kennedale are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Kennedale then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Kennedale, or Child Psychologists in Kennedale.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Kennedale psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Kennedale specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.