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Ian Richmond Psychotherapy, LMHC

Ian Richmond uses research-based methods to teach you effective strategies and help you get out of the therapy room and into your life. You are smart, capable, and unique yet for some reason you aren’t where you want to be. He works with you to improve your job, your career, and your relationships. It’s time to get moving!

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • ADD/ADHD
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $200-260
  • Out-of-pocket
Licensed in
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  • Florida
  • New Jersey
  • New York
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Provider
Profile
“I got into this profession to allow people to be vulnerable in their true selves and to help them work on themselves honestly by offering a comforting and validating environment where they can feel better and improve.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
People are often surprised when I tell them I’m a therapist. Perhaps it’s because I don’t have a goatee or wear a corduroy jacket. I considered becoming a teacher or working in finance but therapy spoke to me when I realized the pure joy I have in listening to people’s struggles and working together to enhance their lives. Sometimes, clients think that they have to “impress” their therapist by showing how “put together” they are. The truth is I got into this profession to allow people to be vulnerable in their true selves and to help them work on themselves honestly by offering a comforting and validating environment where they can feel better and improve.
What should someone know about working with you?
I follow the example of Carl Rogers by viewing therapy as a joint process where we figure out your path together. I consider myself a “fellow traveler” in your journey to improve your life and gain insight into what is holding you back and what we can do together to help you move forward. We will use evidence-based practices and utilize techniques such as mindfulness meditation, cognitive exploration, and dialectics.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I regularly attend trainings and consult with colleagues. Most importantly, I learn and grow from my clients. Often, I’ll incorporate analogies and understandings that clients and I discover together.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
The practice of therapy is so much more than practicing validation and implementing techniques; therapeutic modalities reflect core philosophical values about life. For instance, dialectical behavior therapy embraces the fact that there are contradictions in life and we can use that as an ally opposed to fighting against it. Acceptance and commitment therapy teaches us that certain pain and discomfort are inevitable and we can enhance our lives by accepting what is immutable and improving what is not.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I'm excited how we as a society are embracing therapy as healthy and helpful.
“We will use evidence-based practices and utilize techniques such as mindfulness meditation, cognitive exploration, and dialectics.”
Interested in speaking with Ian?