"Thank you for your interest in my services. I look forward to seeing how I can help you." --- Dr. Richards
What to Expect?
You don't have to do this alone. Allow your therapist to come along side you in your journey to healing. Get the help you need.
Connect with your therapist who will listen deeply, withhold judgment, demonstrate warmth, and exhibit empathy. Your secrets are safe with your therapist. Your disclosures will be treated with the utmost confidentiality (with only the exceptions provided by law).
You will receive a thorough assessment. Goals will be set so you will see a clear path to your desired outcome. Your therapist will develop an effective treatment plan.
Cutting-edge, evidence-based, and trauma-informed interventions will be provide by your therapist. You will learn coping strategies, how to navigate challenging relationships, unravel the past's impact on your present, and evaluate long-held ideas that may no longer serve you. You will practice your new-found skills, perspectives, interactions, and behaviors until your issues are resolved.
Schedule an appointment and begin the journey to discover your joy for life!
ABOUT DR. RICHARDS
Dr. Michelle J. Richards is a Ph.D.-level marriage and family therapist. She's been practicing as a therapist since 1989 and licensed to practice in Texas since 1999.
While Dr. Richards works with all different types of clients and client problems, she has developed an expertise in working with couples and those who experienced trauma.
Since 2004, Dr. Richards has been a senior clinician in her own private practice, Joyful Life Institute, Inc. There, she provides:
She also provides critical incident debriefing services for crises in the workplace. Dr. Richards worked as an academician at a university and clinician in non-profit agencies. In addition, she has trained and supervised masters and Ph.D.-level students to become marriage and family therapists.
Her expertise has been sought by print, radio, and tv media; most notably, she was a guest expert on the internationally syndicated television program, The Oprah Winfery Show.
As an extension of her faith, she sought and acquired additional years of training, experience, and supervision in pastoral counseling. Dr. Richards incorporates a variety of faith-based interventions (upon request) along side the evidence-based therapeutic techniques she uses in the treatment
Joyful Life Institute, Inc.
What Clients Are Saying About Dr. Richards
”…Yesterday we celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary!!! Both of us discussed how without God’s amazing grace and our counselors helping us [to] do the hard work it took, there would not be a celebration. You have given us tools that we use daily, that have helped our marriage just not exist but flourish and become one of living & loving intentionally. Thank you for walking the journey with us!” ---- K.S.
"I am not sure if you remember me, my husband and I were patients of yours 2 years ago. Although our time did not end well, I often credit you and your work for our continued relationship success. I am grateful for our short time spent working with you and am truly amazed by what was accomplished during that time. Our church is always looking for Christian [therapists] like yourself and I would like to add you to our listing of counselors as I think it would be helpful to others. Also, I have a friend who I would like to pass your information along to. --- S.C."
Thank you Dr. Richards. I’m glad I chose to come to you for the sessions. The future about my marriage is uncertain. However, I’ve learned some of the components that’s needed and should be displayed in order to have a functional and heathy marriage. I appreciated all the support and words of encouragement.”
“Dr. Richards, I am so glad I decided to come see you. I have learned a lot and have grown from my counseling sessions with you... I will definitely come see you. Thank you for everything.” --- VT
“Thank you for your service and wise counsel these past several months...You have truly been an answer to prayer. “
“I want you to know that [I'm] on the path to my joyful life. Thank you for helping me realize that my decision is ok.” --- K.D.
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