Valerie Richards

Counselor, LMHC, CST, MS, EdS

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Valerie Richards, LMHC, CST, MS, EdS, Counselor in Port Saint Lucie
(772) 242-9709 Website

Valerie Richards

Counselor, LMHC, CST, MS, EdS


Location

Vivas Counseling Services, LLC
Port Saint Lucie, Florida 34952
(772) 242-9709

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Vivas Counseling Services, LLC
201 SW Flagler Ave
Stuart, Florida 34994
(772) 242-9709

Vive Ut Vivas means to live life to the fullest. That statement is exactly what I want to help my clients to do. Through therapy, I want to provide my clients with the tools that they need to live their life to the fullest and to discover the potential they have within themselves. My goal is to work with individuals (children and adults), couples, and families to face their challenges and move beyond those challenges in a supportive, positive and therapeutic way. Specialties include sex therapy, sex addiction, relationships (including couples and parent/child), sexual abuse and much more.

I am a Certified Sex Therapist in Florida. I work with individuals, families and couples on a variety of sex and relationship related issues. I strive to provide an environment free from judgment where clients can comfortably address sexual and other issues in a completely confidential environment.

Please don't let finances be a barrier to seeking treatment. Call today and see if we can work out an arrangement that works for you. Sex therapy is a specialty that requires additional training beyond Licensure. If seeking this service, please make sure it is with someone who has been trained appropriately.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 12 Years
  • School: Florida State University
  • Year Graduated: 2006
  • License No. and State: MH12579 Florida

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • ACI Specialty Benefits
  • E4Health
  • MINES
  • Victim's Compensation Fund
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Florida Post-graduate Sex Therapy Training Institu / Sex Therapy Certification
  • Certificate Date: 2013
  • Membership: AASECT candidate
  • Member Since: 2014

Valerie Richards's Groups

Teen Survivor Group

Teen Group is now available for all teens ages 13-19 who have experienced trauma including sexual abuse/exploitation, physical/emotional abuse, neglect, and other trauma. This group is offered by a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Sex Therapist with a long history working with adolescents and teens and specialized training in working with sexual issues and trauma. This is a therapy group which incorporates techniques from various modalities addressing different kinds of trauma. There is no charge for this group. Please call in advance to confirm space in the group.

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Out of Control Sexual Behavior Group

This group is for adults who display or feel they experience out of control sexual behaviors. These could be sexual behaviors that have interfered with day to day life including work, relationships, etc. This is a bi-weekly open group for men and women. Cost is $20 per person per group. You must call in advance to participate in this group.

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Location

Vivas Counseling Services, LLC
Port Saint Lucie, Florida 34952
(772) 242-9709

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Vivas Counseling Services, LLC
201 SW Flagler Ave
Stuart, Florida 34994
(772) 242-9709
Specialties
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Women's Issues
  • kink aware, parent/child relationships
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Categories
  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Certified sex therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Reality
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • TF-CBT
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Video/Skype
  • Video Counseling

Professional Connections

Dr. George Zaky, PsyD, LMHC, LLC
Dr. George Zaky, PsyD, LMHC, LLC
Psychologist Colleague, known for 11 years
Ms. Sarah Michael Novia, MS, EdS, LPCC, DCC
Ms. Sarah Michael Novia, MS, EdS, LPCC, DCC
Counselor Classmate, known for 15 years
Chasity Chandler, LMHC, MCAP, ICADC, CST, CDWF
Chasity Chandler, LMHC, MCAP, ICADC, CST, CDWF
Counselor Classmate, known for 4 years
Faith Gisondi, MS, LMHC
Faith Gisondi, MS, LMHC
Counselor Colleague, known for 5 years
Raymond Stephens, LCSW
Raymond Stephens, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Mr. Michael Hofmaier, LMHC
Mr. Michael Hofmaier, LMHC
Counselor Colleague, known for 12 years
Raymond Stephens, LCSW
Raymond Stephens, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist known for < 1 year
Raymond has been a wonderful addition to my practice at Vivas Counseling. I highly recommend him and am honored that he is part of our team.

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Last Modified: 10 Oct 2018
Valerie Richards, LMHC, CST, MS, EdS, Counselor in Port Saint Lucie

Valerie Richards

Counselor, LMHC, CST, MS, EdS