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By Brett Richards, M.A., MFT
Psychotherapist & Counselor
Encino, CA

Welcome to the Official Psychotherapy And Counseling Blog for my Professional San Fernando Valley Psychotherapy And Counseling practice located in Encino.

I’m Brett Richards, M.A., MFT, professional psychotherapist, therapist, counselor, and hypnotherapist, with a successful San Fernando Valley counseling and psychotherapy practice in Encino.

Here on my Psychotherapy And Counseling blog, I will share with you a wide range of topics related to professional psychotherapy and counseling for Individuals, Couples in marriage or an unmarried relationship, and Families.

My hope is that you benefit from and enjoy my Professional Psychotherapy And Counseling Blog, as well as my Professional Psychotherapy And Counseling Website (www.BrettRichardsMFT.com).

If you are having problems with Anxiety, Depression, Marriage, Relationships, Family, or any other challenges or issues in life, or if you would like me to answer any questions you may have about psychotherapy and counseling or about me as a professional psychotherapist and counselor, or if you reside in Encino, Tarzana, Studio City, Woodland Hills, Sherman Oaks, or surrounding Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley communities and would like to set a professional appointment in my Encino psychotherapy office for psychotherapy and counseling including or not including optional Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy, please Email or Call me for an INITIAL CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATION AT NO CHARGE with zero obligation.

As a Professional Psychotherapist and Counselor, I am available to help you work toward creating a happier, more satisfying life, if we work together in counseling and psychotherapy as psychotherapist and client.

I would be glad to be of service as your psychotherapist and counselor, and I look forward to hearing from you!

With Kindness and Warmest Regards,

Brett Richards

Brett Richards, M.A., MFT

Introduction To My Couples & Marriage Psychotherapy Services

By Brett Richards, M.A., MFT
Psychotherapist & Counselor


Encino, CA

If you have ever been curious about how Couples Counseling and Therapy, and Marriage Counseling and Therapy, with a skilled and caring psychotherapist who is an excellent couples therapist and marriage counselor, can help you and your partner to make improvements in your marriage or un-married relationship, then you might enjoy this post and find… Read more »

Overview – My Individual Psychotherapy & Counseling Services

By Brett Richards, M.A., MFT
Psychotherapist & Counselor


Encino, CA

If you have ever been curious about how Individual Psychotherapy and Counseling with a good counselor and psychotherapist can help you, then you may find this blog post to be very interesting! As a professional counselor and psychotherapist in private practice, with many years of experience, you will be happy to know that I offer… Read more »

Overview Of My Psychotherapy And Counseling Services

By Brett Richards, M.A., MFT
Psychotherapist & Counselor


Encino, CA

In this blog post, I will introduce you in a general way to the various psychotherapy and counseling services, including optional Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy, that I offer as a professional counselor and psychotherapist, for people who are looking for counseling and psychotherapy with a qualified and effective psychotherapist in Encino and surrounding San Fernando Valley… Read more »

How Professional Psychotherapy And Counseling Can Help You

By Brett Richards, M.A., MFT
Psychotherapist & Counselor


Encino, CA

Have you ever found yourself wondering, “How can psychotherapy and counseling help me?“ As a professional psychotherapist and counselor in private practice for many years, I have been asked this question at times by prospective counseling and psychotherapy clients. And, the answer is that professional psychotherapy and counseling with a skilled and caring psychotherapist has… Read more »

Sharpening Psychotherapy Skills Through Continuing Education

By Brett Richards, M.A., MFT
Psychotherapist & Counselor


Encino, CA

As I mention on my psychotherapy and counseling website (www.BrettRichardsMFT.com), part of how I provide for you and all of my psychotherapy clients the most current, scientific research-based, and effective psychotherapy methods is by my engagement with ongoing professional psychotherapist “Continuing Education.” Of course, this is very important, because the field of counseling and psychotherapy… Read more »

Can Psychotherapy And Counseling With A Good Psychotherapist And Counselor Really Help Counseling And Psychotherapy Clients?

By Brett Richards, M.A., MFT
Psychotherapist & Counselor


Encino, CA

Does psychotherapy and counseling actually work for psychotherapy and counseling clients? If you have never been to a professional psychotherapist or counselor, and are looking to participate in psychotherapy and counseling for the very first time, then I can certainly understand if you are wondering if a professional psychotherapist and counselor would actually be able… Read more »

How To Choose A Good Professional Psychotherapist And Counselor For Psychotherapy And Counseling Services That Can Help You

By Brett Richards, M.A., MFT
Psychotherapist & Counselor


Encino, CA

How do you go about choosing a good psychotherapist and counselor? Here are some guidelines which may be helpful. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, relationships, family, self-esteem, self-confidence, fears, phobias, stress, grieving, life transitions, work/career, or any other problems or issues, then it may be helpful for you if you participate in… Read more »

Psychotherapy And Counseling Can Help With A Wide Range Of Issues And Goals For Psychotherapy And Counseling Clients

By Brett Richards, M.A., MFT
Psychotherapist & Counselor


Encino, CA

Is psychotherapy and counseling facilitated by a skilled and caring psychotherapist able to assist psychotherapy and counseling clients with a wide range of problems, issues, and goals? As a licensed professional psychotherapist and counselor, I have been presented this question many times, and my professional psychotherapist answer is, “Yes, in most cases, absolutely!” As I… Read more »

Psychotherapy And Counseling Is Different Than Talking To Family And Friends

By Brett Richards, M.A., MFT
Psychotherapist & Counselor


Encino, CA

Is benefiting from psychotherapy and counseling with a psychotherapist and counselor different than discussing your issues and problems with family and friends? In particular ways no, and in particular ways yes. As I indicate on my psychotherapy and counseling website (www.BrettRichardsMFT.com), if you are suffering from issues related to anxiety, depression, family, marriage, relationships, or… Read more »

Psychotherapy And Counseling Is NOT Just For “Weak And Crazy People”

By Brett Richards, M.A., MFT
Psychotherapist & Counselor


Encino, CA

As you probably know through life experience, there are times when life can be enjoyable and easy, times when life can be middle of the road, and times when life can be painful and difficult. And, as you also know, sometimes the parts that are painful and difficult can be too painful, difficult, and confusing… Read more »