Melissa Richardson

Melissa Richardson

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Dallas, Texas

(214) 883-7073

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Personal Statement

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, EMDR Therapist, and Play Therapist who has 20 years experience working in the mental health field. I specialize in working with children and adolescents who have been victims of crime, have been sexually abused and/or traumatized. I also help children with behavioral problems, attachment disorders, and provide parents with guidance.

For adolescents and adults, I provide counseling for depression, anxiety,divorce, self-harm behavior,body image disorders, and substance abuse issues. I also assist parents with divorce counseling on working together for the benefit of their kids.

I have recevied training for EMDR and can work with clients that have experienced trauma related anxieties and negative core belief systems.

I administer psychological evaluations for immigration and for court. I can do assessments for children as well with regards to immigration or ADHD. I also perform depression assessments, anxiety assessments and substance abuse assessments.


Client Focus (Age)

  • Toddlers/Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens/Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Therapy Specialties

  • Addictions
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Binge Eating
  • Bipolar
  • Borderline Personality
  • Bulimia
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Entitlement
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief
  • Infant Mental Health
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • LGBT Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Multicultural Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive Compulsive
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Pain Management
  • Panic Attacks
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Physical Illness/Impairment
  • Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Treatment Orientation

  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Collaborative Problem Solving
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Eclectic
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness Based Approaches
  • Moderation Management
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Person Centered/Rogerian
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Relational
  • Sand Play
  • Systematic Desensitization
  • Systems Theory/Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out Of Network Provider

Years in Practice

20+ years

Services Fee

  • Comprehensive Report $250-$300
  • Initial Consultation $80-$100
  • Therapy Session $80-$100

Payment Types

Amex Cash Discover Mastercard Visa

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Licenses

License Name License State Year
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) 63513 Texas 2007
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) 8825 Texas 2000

Certifications

Name Year
Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADAC) 2000

Associations

Name Duration
American Psychological Association (APA) 2015-Present
American Counseling Association (ACA) 2011-Present
EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) 2014-Present

Education

School Degree Major Year
University of Houston MEd Counseling 2005
Our Lady of the Lake BA Human Sciences 2003

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish