Richard Orona


About Me

While I work with individuals, I primarily work with couples and marriages.  If you are experiencing difficulties in  your relationship, there is a science to repairing it.  John Gottman's approach to relationship counseling has been proven effective.  The approach is grounded in four decades of scientific research.  You will be provided with the scientifically based assessments that are crucial to learning how to alter your relationship.    

You will learn practical skills to improve the friendship in your relationship and help you manage conflict in a positive way.  During your session, you will learn how to adapt a plan to solve the problems that you are facing.  Planning, brainstorming, and working towards goals are the focus of therapy.

While I am a licensed professional clinician like many on this site, I have specific education in Marriage and Family Therapy (in other words I have additional training in working specifically with relationships, marriages, and families that sets my approach apart). I use research based strategies (proven) to improve the relationship. I look forward to working with you.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Divorce and Separation , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered

  • Messaging


LPC #63047 (Expires: 2022-03-31)


Written by A.M. on Jul 07, 2020 after counseling with Richard for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Richard has literally saved our marriage. My husband and I communicate so much better and have fallen back in love with each other these past few weeks. It has not been easy, there's been ups and downs, but we are in a better place for sure. I'm sure my husband and I will face stuff in the future, but having Richard just an email away has made a ton of difference. I find him very personable, patient, knowledgeable.

Written by A.B. on Jun 01, 2020 after counseling with Richard for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

The wisdom and expertise is very reflective during a conversation, and when I feel o overwhelmed and ca t find the right word, Richard is able to help me and direct me to find out how I'm feeling.

Written by L.E. on May 29, 2020 after counseling with Richard for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Richard is experienced, respectful, and eager to listen. He gives quality guidance and offers practical solutions as well as getting to the root of surface issues!

Written by D.A. on Apr 21, 2020 after counseling with Richard for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Richard is fabulous. I believe it takes a certain type of people to use this service. But, for the people who can, it works well. Richard is fabulous at making this service effective. We have had a few therapists now, and I am by far the most comfortable with him.

Written by S.A. on Feb 07, 2020 after counseling with Richard for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning relationship

Richard is incredible. He's helped me so much with processing my emotions in my relationship of 9 years, and provides thorough feedback and guidance to assist me as I move forward. I've been very pleased with his assistance thus far, and I would recommend him to anyone!

Written by C.L. on May 02, 2019 after counseling with Richard for 5 months on issues concerning relationship

Fantastic therapist. I’m a psychiatrist and have recommended him to my colleagues who are in need of a couples therapist. I don’t make recommendations often, but this one is well deserved.

Written by C.H. on Feb 11, 2019 after counseling with Richard for 8 months on issues concerning relationship

First I'll say I'd recommend Richard to anyone and here's why: He helped us during our marriage counseling by breaking down every thought with a question. It was amazing. He also help us individually with things from our past that may have affected us in the present. Great counselor and very patient

Written by Y.V. on Jan 23, 2019 after counseling with Richard for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Richard Orona has been such a great help to me. He takes the time to break things down for me, he is compassionate, and he offers techniques to help me. I feel that I am making progress he has taught me how to view things differently. I highly recommend Richard Orona.