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Our aim is to return all calls regarding scheduling by end of business day or the next and during normal business hours of operation (8 am-5 pm, M-F), so please expect our call!. Please complete the following inquiry below to faster scheduling. (If this is a life-threatening emergency, call 911 or go to your hospital nearest emergency room).

Office: (210) 606-1934                                  Fax: (855) 462-9865                                 Email: Counselor@StephanieRichardsLPC.com

**For New Insurance Clients: Please email the following information before your first session so that our office can verify your benefits and inform you of your out of pocket expense for services. You may provide your insurance information in the "Contact Me" box to your left. Failure to include all the following information below may result in a delay of verification of your benefits:

  • New Client's Name (first and last, as it appears on your Insurance card)
  • New Client's Date of Birth
  • New Client's Address, City, State, ZIP (where you receive your Insurance statements)
  • New Client's Phone Number (where you can be contacted to finalize your scheduling)
  • New Client's Member ID and Group Number (located on your Insurance Card)
  • If applicable, the Primary Subscriber's Name AND Date of Birth
    Employer (if benefits are funded by an employer)
  • Behavioral Health/CD Provider phone number (800# on back of card, sometimes labeled as "Behavioral Health" or "Mental Health/Substance Abuse Percertification")

 "He heals the brokenhearted, binding up their wounds." Psalm 147:3

 

 

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What is Comprehensive Counseling Care?

Comprehensive Counseling Care is an approach that I aim to provide for my clients. Through this approach, I offer a range of counseling modalities to promote the mental and spiritual well-being of my clients. Counseling services also include Christ-centered counseling for individuals and families who prefer a Christian worldview to be woven into their treatment.

 As a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, and EMDR Certified Clinician, I have received formal training that prepares me to work with children (ages 2 and up), teens, adults, couples and families. The specialties of my practice include treating clients for problematic psychosocial symptoms related to trauma, grief & loss, substance abuse, anxiety, and medical illnesses.  

How can counseling help?

Less-than-nurturing backgrounds can leave us with painful memories, negative beliefs about ourselves, destructive choices, or can negatively affect the dynamics of our current relationships. Unfortunate life circumstances and upsetting events can leave us with unresolved negative thoughts, painful/intrusive memories, feelings of hopelessness or unworthiness, depression, fears and anxiety, relationship problems, or destructive choices. These events may even have changed the way you see yourself, or others. Counseling can provide an opportunity where such experiences can be processed in a way that allows you to assign a new meaning to a painful past, as well as, better understand and explore solutions for the problems caused by our unresolved pasts.

"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes." -C. Jung

What can I expect from my counseling experience?

I use counseling approaches such as, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), play therapy (the "language" of children), the use of sandtray in therapy, and other creative and expressive modalities to encourage God's design for healing from hurts, losses, and unfortunate life events. My integration of verbal and non-verbal expressive techniques into the therapy session help my clients increase their awareness, overcome their unhelpful beliefs and areas of emotional "stuckness," and thrive in their spiritual journey toward wholeheartedness and restoration.

What can I expect from counseling?

I approach the therapeutic relationship in a warm and personalized way, with humor and creativity to enhance the counseling experience. I aim to help my clients realize their God-given strengths and resources to rely on in their spiritual journey of restoration. My use of play, expressive and creative, and non-verbal techniques enhance traditional "talk therapy" and bring depth to my client's session.

What are the other professional focuses of this counseling practice?

I work with Children and Teens in counseling to help them resolve the following issues:

Grief/Loss

Depression

ADHD/Impulsiveness

Aggression/Bullying

Anxiety/Fearfulness

Anger

Dealing with a parent's addiction/illness

Low Self-esteem

Social Withdrawal

Family conflict

Suicidal thoughts

Peer relationships

Phobias

Medical trauma or loss

Traumatic life events/illness

 

I work with Adults in counseling to help them resolve the following issues:

Adjustment to Unexpected Life Changes

Anger Management

Anxiety/Fearfulness

Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse

Codependency

Depression/Hopelessness

Domestic Violence

Drug and Alcohol Abuse/Addiction and Recovery

Getting "past your past"

Healing from another's addiction

Medical Illness and Chronic Pain

Medical trauma or loss

Parenting Challenges

Phobias

Relationship Issues

Low Self-esteem/Feelings of unworthiness

Self-harming

Sexual abuse or sexual trauma

Suicidal thoughts

Traumatic life events and/or PTSD