Last edited 01/24/2024

Richard Saxton LPC

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Richard Saxton Licensed Professional Counselor

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Richard Saxton is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 27 years of providing therapeutic services to individuals, couples, and families seeking help for anxiety; oppositional behavior; self-esteem; depression; trauma, and anger management. He is a retired veteran and understands the unique counseling needs of service members and their families. Richard earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Duke University, and a Master of Education Degree in Counseling and Guidance from Howard University.Richard believes that each client is unique and provides client centered therapy based on Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT); Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Attachment Based Family Therapy (ABFT); Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Mindfulness to develop skills and strategies that will meet each person s needs. Richard believes that therapy is a journey of discovery. Each client has innate skills and abilities which can be discovered, sharpened, and used as part of an effective treatment plan. Richard will teach clients how to use their skills, while building additional strategies, and techniques, which will help address their therapeutic needs.





General Expertise




Anger management

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


In-Network Insurance




Cigna EAP

Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare



Oxford Health Plans


First Session$200
Individual Therapy$170
Marriage & Couples Counseling$170
Family Therapy$170
Group Therapy$170

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)


  • Connecticut, Licensed Professional Counselor, 1061


M.Ed. in Counseling and Guidance, Howard University

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Hartford, West Hartford, CT

Frequently Asked Questions About Richard Saxton, LPC

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

Is Richard Saxton accepting new clients?

Yes, Richard Saxton is accepting new clients for online therapy in Connecticut and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Hartford, 846 Farmington Ave Suite 4, West Hartford, CT, 06119.

Does Richard Saxton accept insurance?

Yes, Richard Saxton accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Humana, Optum and Oxford Health Plans.

What types of therapy does Richard Saxton offer?

Richard Saxton offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Richard Saxton offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Richard Saxton offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Hartford, 846 Farmington Ave Suite 4, West Hartford, CT, 06119.

Does Richard Saxton offer online therapy?

Yes, Richard Saxton offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Connecticut.

How quickly can I see Richard Saxton?

Richard Saxton 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 Richard Saxton speak?

Richard Saxton conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Richard Saxton online?

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