Valerie Richards

Counselor, LMHC, CST, MS, EdS

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Valerie Richards

Counselor, LMHC, CST, MS, EdS


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Vivas Counseling Services, LLC
611 SW Federal Hwy
Suite D
Stuart, Florida 34994
(772) 242-9709

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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: 13 Years
  • School: Florida State University
  • Year Graduated: 2006
  • License and State: MH12579 Florida

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • ACI Specialty Benefits
  • E4Health
  • MINES and Associates
  • 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
  • Certificate: AASECT candidate
  • Certificate Date: 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. Start dates will vary based on number of clients in need of 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. Start dates will vary based on need and availability of clients.

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Location

Vivas Counseling Services, LLC
611 SW Federal Hwy
Suite D
Stuart, Florida 34994
(772) 242-9709
Ask about video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • 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
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • 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
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (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
  • Person-Centered
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • TF-CBT
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Video/Skype
  • Online/Phone Counseling

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Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019
Valerie Richards, LMHC, CST, MS, EdS, Counselor in Stuart

Valerie Richards

Counselor, LMHC, CST, MS, EdS