Personal relationships are central to the well-being of most people.
And they don't come with a book of instructions.
Whether you are an individual, couple, or family going through a hard time in your personal affairs, counseling might help.
Call to learn more about the counseling process and how it might help you find solutions that are right for you.
Serving Wilmington, Philadelphia, the Western Counties of New Jersey
A Word from Richard
Welcome to my practice. I have provided professional counseling services since 1985, specifically focusing on individual psychotherapy and family systems therapy since 1993.
In 2001, I opened a private practice in a home-based office in order to offer the ultimate in a private, confidential setting for my patients. I didn't want them to sit in a cold, clinical waiting room with a bunch of strangers.
My office has no waiting room, but it does have a private entrance through a lovely garden.
When you arrive, you will enter the office directly, and your coming and going is timed so you do not encounter another patient.
My approach to therapy is grounded in the Contextual School of Therapy as founded by Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy and is enhanced by more than 40 hours of continuing education every 2 years in the most cutting-edge research and practice innovations.
- National Certified Counselor, National Board of Certified Counselors
- Masters Addiction Counselor, National Board of Certified Counselors
- Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Diplomate, National Board of Certified Clinical Hypnotherpists
- Level II Certified EMDR Practitioner
- Clinical Member, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
- License Professional Counselor of Mental Health #0000124, Delaware
My Guiding Principle
As a therapist, I listen respectfully always striving to understand my patients without pre-judgment.
I work in the spirit of unconditional positive regard (as articulated by Carl Rogers).
I do not posture myself as an expert on your life.
You are the expert there, and I learn from your expertise at finding the creative ways you meet life's challenges.
My expertise is in active listening, paying close attention to your positive qualities, your inherent competence, and your capacity for resilience and change.
I'm interested in helping people build upon and utilize their strengths in order to address the issues that leave people vexed and in pain.
I try to help people appreciate the courage it takes to enter therapy and to utilize that courage to identify and grapple with blind spots that lead to misunderstanding and conflict.
Together, we explore options for change toward a life of enhanced meaning, balance, and fulfillment.