Richard OronaLPC

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In Central Time

If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?

If someone is hesitant about therapy, I would let them know they are worth putting forth the effort. Sometimes our fears or apprehensions of things can seem so loud but these are just habits that have been programmed over time. I would invite the person to accept the reality of any fear or concern that might be stopping the process and explaining to themselves that they valuable and they deserve to do good things for themselves.

What does success look like in therapy? How will a client know that they are making progress?

The person I am working with will find a better outlook and feel more positive. We can use assessments and check ins to monitor the person's progress towards growth. Ideally, the person is going to experience more motivation and even more hopeful.

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

I had a difficult upbringing and have seen firsthand what is required to make major life changes. I use first hand experience guided by my education to help people accomplish their goals.







General Expertise

Work Stress

Sexuality Based Issues

Social Anxiety


Anger management

Drug addiction & abuse

Life coaching

Life transitions



First Session


Family Therapy


Couples Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Couples Session

Individual Session


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


Marriage and Family Therapy

The Gottman Method

Training / Certifications

Gottman Level II


TX, LPC, 63047


M. S. Marriage and Family Therapy, Argosy University

M. A. Psychology (Specializing in Behavioral Medicine), Northcentral University

Work History

I have years of experience working people change their lives for the better. I have experience helping people determine if a problem can be changed and work to change the problem, or change how they are viewing the problem if it cannot be changed. I have worked with various agencies and employee assistance programs.


8828 North Stemmons Frwy, Dallas, 75247, TX