Making your first appointment...

 To schedule your appointment, please contact my scheduler at: (210) 209-0642

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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Getting to know me....

I graduated from St. Mary's University in San Antonio with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology in 2004 and later with a Masters in Counseling from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2008. My internship counseling experience lended itself to working with at-risk youth and teens, adults, and groups in the school setting and in the community, as well as, adolescents and adults along with their families affected by substance abuse or chemical dependency issues. My professional interests and experience include working with children, teens, and adults with a history of trauma or significant life adjustments, spiritual concerns, parenting and relationship challenges, and have a desire to enrich their life's purpose through entrepreunership or volunteership or make well-thought out deicisons about their life, career, relationships, and future. My professional experience have allowed me to identify and help my clients overcome and resolve the underlying and "preexisting" trauma and negative experiences, losses, and negative self-beliefs that seemed to interfere with their ability to reach their God-given life and purpose potential. I have completed training as a Certified EMDR therapist so that I can help individuals of all ages to "move past their pasts" and embrace positive truths for their life and meaning to their experiences. As a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, I provide a safe  and nurturing place for children and teens to process through and resolve their hurts and losses by providing playful, evidence-based, and developmentally appropriate counseling approaches to empower problem resolution and foster healthy connections with their parents and support network. In addition to helping my cleints, I also appreciate the opportunity to professionally mentor and provide clinical superivion to Master's level prelicensed mental health professionals to take care of and treat clients in an excellent way.           

My professional focus, as a clincian, is to provide a comfortable place where my clients can overcome the cause of their pain through a spritual and healing journey of transformation to wholeness. I know that going through these difficult life events was painful enough, therefore, my goal is to promote a healing experience for you that feels safe, nurturing, and empowering! My own personal experiences of thriving beyond trauma and loss and surviving cancer, provide a unique insight and empathy to my client's journey. And as a believer in the importance of spirituality for healing and recovery, I can integrate a spiritual and faith-based principles to enhance my clients' healing experience.

As a wife, mother, and entrepreneur, I also understand the challenges and joys of marriage, family, career, and parenting. My philosophy on this is...Be INTENTIONAL!!! It takes work and sometimes a "re-wiring" of the way we do things to help us adopt new ways of being present with our loved ones and embracing our life's purpose. But, in doing so, we can "re-write" the relational dynamics of our family for generations to follow. It's worth it...but we are not created to do this alone. With your permission, I can help encourage your growth in this area of your life!

Ah, yes...don't think I forgot...

And, when I am not enjoying my work as a counselor, I enjoy my leisure time with my husband and three children, watching my children play sports (or do anything new for the first time, for that matter), encouraging and receiving encouragement from my friends, travel, running and playing soccer and tennis, practicing piano, and reading for personal, spiritual, and professonal growth.

 

Professional Associations

Alamo Chapter of Texas Play Therapy

Association for Play Therapy

EMDR International Association