Counselor / Therapist in San Antonio, TX

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Stephanie A. Richards, LPC, PLLC

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Comprehensive and Christ-Centered Counseling Care
Adults, Couples, Adolescents, and Children
Emotional wounds can sometimes drive our thoughts and behaviors which may influence our relationships in ineffective ways. Traumatic events leave scars, like negative thoughts, painful/intrusive memories, hopelessness or anxiety, relationship problems, or destructive choices, that are difficult to overcome merely through our own awareness and the awareness of others.

My trauma-sensitive perspective helps me evaluate your situation and provide appropriate solutions to normalize your reactions, change your underlying unhelpful beliefs, and overcome the problems caused by the trauma. Going through the trauma was painful enough, therefore, my goal is to promote healing that feels safe, nurturing, and empowering!
I work with children/teens, adults, couples, and families. I approach the therapeutic relationship in a warm and personalized way, with humor and creativity to enhance the counseling experience. My professional focuses are trauma/PTSD, grief/loss, anxiety/depression, coping with medical illnesses, relationships, substance abuse/dependency recovery, abuse, faith struggles, and parenting. I use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), the use of play in therapy, and other creative and expressive modalities to encourage God's design for healing from hurts, losses, and unfortunate life events. My personal experiences of thriving beyond trauma/loss and a cancer diagnosis provides a unique insight and empathy to my client's journey. As a believer in and recipient of God's design for healing and restoration, I integrate a Christian worldview to enhance my clients' healing experience and encourage their spiritual journey.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Grief and Loss
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Life Transitions
 Adolescents  Loneliness
 Anger Management  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage Counseling
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Body Image Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Caregiver Issues  Relationship Issues
 Chronic Illness  Religious Counseling
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Self Esteem Issues
 Couples Therapy  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Depression  Stress Management
 Divorce  Trauma and PTSD
 Domestic Violence  Women's Issues
 Eating Disorders  Work and Career Issues
 EMDR Part 1 and 2 (EMDRIA)  Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Master's of Arts (2008)
Postgraduate experience: 4 years
Trained in and pursuing EMDR Certification
Pursuing Registered Play Therapist Certification
Treatment Orientation:
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Family Systems Therapy
Sand Tray Therapy
Use of Play in therapy
Alamo Chapter of Texas Play Therapy
American Association of Christian Counselors
EMDR International Association
Other Languages
Payments Accepted
Cash, Check, Credit Cards, Flex/HSA Spending cards are acceptable forms of payment
Hours:By Appointment Only
Cost/Session:Private Pay $75-$115 (45-80 min); BCBS, AETNA PPO, and Deer Oaks EAP and Aetna EAP are accepted
License:64993 Texas
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16607 Blanco Rd. Suite 1506
Located at The Park office complex (1 mile inside 1604)
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