About Me

I provide couples counseling for families that have been affected by addiction (i.e. Alcoholism, addiction to other drugs, sex addiction, gambling, love addiction. This is a specialty. However I will accept other couples.

Hello!
I received my Masters Degree in Counseling at the University of North Texas in Denton Texas. I come from a cognitive behavioral orientation although I also use gestalt therapy. I have treated mental health and addiction issues for 22 years. I have worked with a variety of populations including people with grief issues, HIV and AIDS, dual diagnosis (addiction with a mental health disorder), couples, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression and PTSD. I have experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I currently have a private practice in Meridian Texas. I practice exclusively online.

I am trained in the stages of change and motivational interviewing techniques. I am certified to teach Developing Capable Young People, a course developed by the late Stephen Glen for caregivers of young people. "My goal for clients is to establish an alliance using love, acceptance, and support. "My hope is that client's can take something with them from each session that they can apply to their daily lives".

Just a word about the no show policy I have. If you are going to miss an appointment for a live chat or video session please give me 24 hours notice. If you no show once I will attempt to reschedule the appointment. However after the second one in a row it is up to you to contact me about rescheduling.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 27

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #18221 (Expires: 2020-10-31)


Reviews

Written by W.O. on Sep 20, 2019 after counseling with Rick for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Rick is very thoughtful and insightful. Thank you Rick.

Written by J.O. on Sep 19, 2019 after counseling with Rick for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

I'm very grateful that I've had the opportunity to work with Rick. He had really been able to help me.

Written by F.E. on Aug 13, 2019 after counseling with Rick for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

I found Rick to be patient yet firm with us in couples counseling when we were in a highly charged and vulnerable space. He understood our complexities but focused on the big picture which was incredibly helpful. He picked up personal aspects for us to work on too. I’m very grateful.

Written by F.A. on Jul 16, 2019 after counseling with Rick for 11 months on issues concerning relationship

I continue to appreciate Rick's direct and honest approach, and the practical ways that he challenges and encourages me. I have been on a long journey with a difficult relationship, and Rick has helped me to find effective ways forward at each stage. I am almost there, and am grateful for Rick's solid support along the way. No fluff, no patronising, no sliding over the tough bits - I recommend Rick highly if you are looking for rock solid support and meaningful progress in any area of your life.

Written by P.A. on Aug 19, 2018 after counseling with Rick for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Really like Rick! He’s great help to me.

Written by A.N. on Jun 11, 2018 after counseling with Rick for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

very professional and calm man!

Written by M.A. on May 20, 2018 after counseling with Rick for 7 months on issues concerning relationship

Rick uses a common sense approach to our issues and he looks at it from both points of view and gives homework. He has a way to get us to see things from the other's perspective as a great intermediary. His goal is to have us not have to see him and pushes us to fix our issues.

Written by K.R. on Feb 13, 2018 after counseling with Rick for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I feel understood by Rick. I appreciate that he is very intuitive and full of life experience.

Written by C.Y. on Feb 08, 2018 after counseling with Rick for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

I came to Rick with severe anxiety as my career and relationships fell apart. He has helped me to rebuild, learn new skills to not only cope with my anxiety but also to handle many emotional and physical situations that I wasn't able to in the past. I appreciate his honesty and how he is able to give me an objective perspective always. He is compassionate and understanding, yet always frank to ensure that I keep myself on track. It's been truly a pleasure working with Rick!

Written by S.H. on Oct 09, 2017 after counseling with Rick for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Although I have only worked with Rick briefly he has been able to help identify the root cause of some of my problematic tendencies. Since I have been in therapy multiple times previously with in person sessions I find my session with Rick much more productive. I also appreciate his demeanor and that he is practical and easy to talk to

Written by M.A. on Sep 23, 2017 after counseling with Rick for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Rick has helped us immensely over the last month. He showed us the path to hope in our marriage after something so terrible happened we thought we may never recover. His practical, biblical approach was key in rebuilding our marriage and we look forward to working with him more and even at a deeper level in the future.

Written by L.A. on Sep 15, 2017 after counseling with Rick for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

He's great, knowledgeable and patient.

Written by F.A. on May 16, 2017 after counseling with Rick for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Rick has been an incredible, and life changing person with whom I am able to easily relate to and communicate with! Forever grateful for all he has done and helped me to achieve in "regaining" a happy, healthy life . Thank you Rick.

Written by E.V. on Apr 26, 2017 after counseling with Rick for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Rick- the best I know. Some of my actions probably pissed him off, but he tells me like it is in very open and comfortable with him I can talk to him that is very hard of me. He is awesome. Thank you Rick