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Ms. Amanda Richard LMSW-C

She / Her / Hers

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Ms. Amanda  Richard Licensed Master’s Social Worker - Clinical

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
SundayClosed

In what ways have your personal experiences influenced your work with your clients?

Due to my lifelong love for animals and the healing effect their presence has had on me, I became motivated to explore the field of therapy involving animals. I truly believe in the power of animal companionship and their ability to provide solace and healing to individuals in need. This belief drove me to delve into the realm of therapy with animals, as I am passionate about utilizing their innate therapeutic qualities to benefit others.

What does a first session with you look like?

In our initial session, my primary focus is on getting to know you and understanding your goals for therapy. I believe that if you are investing your time and energy into our sessions, it is imperative that you derive the necessary benefits from them. As a result, I encourage open communication and invite you to ask any questions you may have. It is crucial for you to feel comfortable and confident in our therapeutic relationship, and I strive to create a safe space where you can freely express yourself.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

I strongly believe in providing a space where you can be your authentic self and allowing you the freedom to take the space you need. Recognizing that each individual is unique, I place great value in honoring that uniqueness throughout our therapeutic journey together. In line with my beliefs, I hold the perspective that everyone possesses the inherent ability to find solutions to the challenges they are facing. Given time, patience, and exploration, these solutions can be discovered and embraced. As your therapist, I am here to support and guide you as you navigate your own path towards self-discovery and growth.

Identity

Gender

Woman

Ethnicity

White

Sexuality

Heterosexual

Other Identities

Living with Anxiety, Millennial

Specialties

Anxiety

Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Sexual Harassment & Assault

Trauma

General Expertise

Depression

Self-Esteem

Social Anxiety

Adolescent mental health

Attachment issues

Caregiver stress & support

Communication issues

Divorce & separation

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

Cigna

UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Blue Care Network

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Evernorth Health Services

Medicaid

Molina Healthcare

Fees

First Session$130
Individual Therapy$130
Child Counseling$130

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Child Counseling

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Mindfulness Practices

Animal-Assisted Therapy

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Experiential Therapy

Strength Based Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Training / Certifications

Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Eagala

Veterinarian Social Work (VSW)

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)

Motivational Interviewing (MI)

Licensure

  • Michigan, Licensed Master’s Social Worker - Clinical, 6801113612

Education

Michigan State University, Master of Social Work, Social Work , 2019

I obtained my Master's in Social Work Degree in 2019, and since then, I have continued to further my education by receiving certifications in various trauma-informed treatments. Additionally, I have broadened my knowledge to include Veterinarian Social Work (VSW), which specifically concentrates on the unique human-animal bond. To enhance my skills in this area, I have gained increased knowledge in animal-assisted interventions, particularly with equines. Furthermore, I consistently strive to expand my knowledge base by attending additional trainings to better serve and meet the needs of my clients, considering the ever-changing environment we live in.

Work History

For the past five years, I have dedicated my career to providing individual support to child survivors of abuse and neglect. Initially, my work centered around assisting families with accessing resources and navigating the justice system. However, approximately two years ago, I transitioned into a therapy role, focusing specifically on helping child survivors heal from their traumatic experiences. To further expand my scope of work, I have ventured beyond my agency and established a private practice, where I am able to assist individuals facing a range of diverse challenges. Within this practice, I have developed a specialization in equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP) and have formed partnerships with two local farms to offer this therapy to those who are interested. By harnessing the power of the human-animal connection in therapy sessions, I am able to offer a unique approach to therapy.

Online Therapy

Office at 720 Church Street , Flint, MI

Frequently Asked Questions About Amanda  Richard, LMSW-C

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Amanda  Richard, LMSW-C, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Amanda  Richard accepting new clients?

Yes, Amanda  Richard is accepting new clients for online therapy in Michigan and in-person appointments at 720 Church Street , Flint, MI, 48502.

Does Amanda  Richard accept insurance?

Yes, Amanda  Richard accepts insurance, including Aetna, Blue Care Network, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Cigna, Evernorth Health Services, Medicaid, Molina Healthcare, Optum, Oscar Health, UnitedHealthCare (UHC) and UnitedHealthcare.

What types of therapy does Amanda  Richard offer?

Amanda  Richard offers therapy for children and individuals.

Does Amanda  Richard offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Amanda  Richard offers in-person appointments at 720 Church Street , Flint, MI, 48502.

Does Amanda  Richard offer online therapy?

Yes, Amanda  Richard offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Michigan.

How quickly can I see Amanda  Richard?

Amanda  Richard typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Amanda  Richard speak?

Amanda  Richard conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Amanda  Richard online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Amanda  Richard online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.