You’re stuck, and you know that something needs to change.
Maybe you’re struggling with your relationships, your family, or your job. Perhaps you’re running from the past or hiding from the future. You’re tired of fighting with the people closest to you and sabotaging your happiness, and you’re frustrated that things never seem to change.
It’s time to ask for help.
I know what it’s like to feel angry, overwhelmed, and afraid, and I also know what it’s like to change. That’s why I’ve dedicated my life to helping people feel better. I believe that you deserve more, and I can help you get there.
Choosing the right therapist to meet your needs is important, and I want you to feel confident in our work together. I have over a decade of experience providing counseling and therapy to individuals, couples, and families. You’re not alone in this journey, and together we’ll come up with a plan to help you live your best life.
You can feel better, and I can help.
My name is Lisa Richardson and I am a Mental Health Counselor Licensed in Florida, a Professional Counselor Licensed in Connecticut, and has a Master’s in Art Therapy from Albertus Magnus College in Connecticut.
I was motivated to apply for the Art Therapy graduate program after working with At-Risk-Youth in an after school art program. The student’s stimulated my curiosity to know additional ways the creative process can be helpful to emotional and cognitive development. Specifically, I wanted to learn how I could support and encourage our children to use art making as a tool for self-expression towards self-actualization. My hope for our youth was for them to improve their ability to manage their emotions and behaviors while gaining technical skills.
My Art Therapy training included learning the theory of developmental stages, psychopathology, theoretical approaches to counseling, multi-cultural understanding, ethics, and research. I completed a thesis based upon my research of the assessment tool Draw a Person in the Rain as it relates to the ability to cope with perceived stressors, which was published in The Arts in Psychotherapy 37 (2010) 233-239. My training included internships at community mental health facilities, and a hospital where I was able to apply the theoretical knowledge of using art materials, and art making as a therapeutic tool.
Reaching out for help is hard, and I want to congratulate you for taking the first step. Change is a challenging process, but I’m here to help, and you don’t have to do this alone.