Brett Richards, M.A., MFT

Psychotherapy and Counseling That Helps!

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” In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity…”

– Albert Einstein

” See for yourself what brings you contentment, clarity, peace. That is the path for you to follow…”

– Buddha

Welcome To My Counseling And Psychotherapy Services Page

I offer professional Counseling and Psychotherapy services in Encino, CA, including Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Therapy, Marriage Counseling, Premarital Counseling, and Family Therapy, along with optional Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy.

To learn about my counseling and psychotherapy services, just click or touch the brown counseling and psychotherapy services links, below, or simply scroll down below the brown links. Either way, I invite you to read the ones you like!

After you read through my counseling and psychotherapy services, be sure to scroll down even further to see additional helpful information regarding my counseling and psychotherapy services, and how as a counselor and psychotherapist I can be of help you or someone you care about.

And, if you have any questions about psychotherapy and counseling, or about me as a psychotherapist and counselor and how I can help you, please feel free to contact me anytime for a CONFIDENTIAL INITIAL CONSULTATION AT NO CHARGE, with no obligation. I would be happy to hear from you, and would be glad to help!

 

Individual Counseling and PsychotherapyIndividual Counseling and Psychotherapy

Couples Counseling And Psychotherapy (Marriage ~ Relationship)Couples Counseling And Psychotherapy (Marriage ~ Relationship)

Premarital Counseling and PsychotherapyPremarital Counseling and Psychotherapy

Family Counseling and PsychotherapyFamily Counseling and Psychotherapy

Hypnosis and HypnotherapyHypnosis and Hypnotherapy


Individual Counseling and Psychotherapy

Individual Counseling and Psychotherapy is a safe place to work on yourself and your life with my personalized attention.

As your psychotherapist, with my insight and support focused on SOLUTIONS AND RESULTS, we’ll explore your feelings, thoughts, and behavior, identify your issues and strengths, and work to create positive, lasting changes in your life.

Scientific research shows that in counseling and psychotherapy, while the therapist’s professional psychotherapy skills are very important, healing and growth in therapy best occur through a good psychotherapy relationship between psychotherapist and client.

This is why, in addition to my education, training, and experience in psychotherapy, I place such high value on supportive, understanding, customized care.

Over the years, through my individual counseling and psychotherapy services, I have guided many people through emotional healing, difficult life transitions, and exciting personal growth, and would like to help you, too.

>> Contact Me For An Initial Individual Counseling and Psychotherapy Consultation At No Charge


Couples Counseling And Psychotherapy
(Marriage ~ Relationship)

Couples Counseling and Psychotherapy, also known as Relationship Therapy, Couples Therapy, Couples Counseling, or Marriage Counseling, is a safe and supportive place where you can finally discuss, process, and work toward resolving difficult issues in your relationship or marriage, without blame or judgment, helped along by my expert professional guidance and caring support, every step of the way.

Here on my Counseling and Psychotherapy website, I tend to use the terms Relationship Therapy, Couples Therapy, Couples Counseling, or Marriage Counseling, and, Relationship Therapist, Couples Therapist, Couples Counselor, or Marriage Counselor, interchangeably.

As we work together in Couples Therapy or Marriage Counseling, as psychotherapists and clients, toward improving your relationship or marriage, please feel free to use whichever of these terms feels most comfortable for you.

I also want you to know how aware I am that both of you probably have a lot on your minds and that you probably have a lot you would like to say. Throughout Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling, with me as your Couples Therapist or Marriage Counselor, you can rest easy that both of you will have plenty of room to talk and be heard completely.

As your Couples Therapist or Marriage Counselor, I will understand and support both of you as I help you explore and gain insight into your dynamics as a couple, identify and work toward resolving issues that harm your relationship or marriage, and learn healthier styles of relating together within your relationship or marriage.

As your Couples Therapist or Marriage Counselor, I will also assist you in learning effective communication strategies, skills, and tools so that ideally, within your relationship or marriage, you can better express yourselves, communicate effectively, and understand each other in new, more satisfying ways.

Through Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling, we will work together, as psychotherapists and clients, toward helping you become increasingly healthier as individuals and as a couple, and toward deepening your emotional, spiritual, and physical connection in ways that feel comfortable and fulfilling for both of you.

>> Contact Me For An Initial Couples Therapy or Marriage Counseling Consultation At No Charge


Premarital Counseling and Psychotherapy

Premarital Counseling and Psychotherapy is a safe place where we can carefully explore many aspects of a healthy, happy marriage — before you get married.

In premarital counseling and psychotherapy, we can work on many topics together as psychotherapist and clients, including:

Values, goals, roles, expectations, communication, honesty, career, finances, sexuality, fidelity, spirituality, religion, child-rearing, gender differences, age differences, problem-solving, stress management, extended family relationships, and what it means to be partners in a marriage instead of being single, dating, in an unmarried relationship, or engaged.

Premarital counseling and psychotherapy can be a very rewarding, beneficial, and wise choice during this important time leading up to your special day… and leading up to the rest of your lives together in marriage.

>> Contact Me For An Initial Premarital Counseling and Psychotherapy Consultation At No Charge


Family Counseling and Psychotherapy

Family Counseling and Psychotherapy is a safe place where your whole family can come to my psychotherapy office, and address important family concerns with my professional help as your family counselor and psychotherapist.

Family counseling and psychotherapy can be powerful, and can often benefit all family members, regardless of age or role.

In family counseling and psychotherapy, because all family members are typically present in my psychotherapy office for each family therapy session, all family members will be helped toward learning to effectively address each other, resolve issues and conflicts, and manage the natural life cycle changes that affect and challenge every family.

Family members can also work toward learning how to support each other’s individuality and independence while nurturing and maintaining healthy, meaningful family connections.

How often would your family have benefited from the help of a well trained professional counselor and psychotherapist skilled in the art and science of family therapy?

If you are looking for family improvements, family counseling and psychotherapy can be effective and meaningful choices that may benefit the whole family.

>> Contact Me For An Initial Family Counseling and Family Therapy Consultation At No Charge


Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis is an OPTIONAL counseling and psychotherapy tool that a skilled psychotherapist can use to help you get deeply focused on and absorbed in wise understandings, healthy perspectives, and helpful life skills, all designed to empower you and to help you improve your quality of life. Hypnosis tends to be very comfortable and relaxing, and scientific research shows that Hypnosis often accelerates and advances many counseling and psychotherapy methods with which it is used.

>> Learn More About Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy


How My Psychotherapy Services Help

  • Experienced, Professional, Caring, Confidential
  • Trusted Counseling and Psychotherapy Methods
  • Focus on Resolving Issues and Living Well
  • Geared For Solutions and Results
  • Learn Strategies, Skills, and Tools
  • Explore and Process Thoughts and Feelings
  • Gain Insightful Understanding of Self and Life
  • Many Issues, Cultures, and Lifestyles Welcome
  • Weekday, Evening, and Saturday Appointments
  • Prompt Appointment Scheduling
  • Peaceful Counseling and Psychotherapy Office
  • Initial Consultation At No Charge

Life Got You Down? Feeling Stuck? There IS Hope!

I Help People Live Happier, More Satisfying Lives!

I Offer Professional
Counseling and Psychotherapy
FOR INDIVIDUALS, COUPLES, AND FAMILIES.

Getting Started in Therapy with Me…

If you would like to benefit from my Counseling And Psychotherapy Services, including Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Therapy, Marriage Counseling, Premarital Counseling, or Family Therapy, along with optional Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy, you’ll be happy to know that in my approach to counseling and psychotherapy, I focus on SOLUTIONS AND RESULTS, and HEALING, WELLNESS, AND GROWTH as my top priorities!

If you have any questions about my Counseling And Psychotherapy Services, and how as a psychotherapist I can help you, or if you live in Encino or surrounding San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles communities and would like to schedule a counseling and psychotherapy appointment, I welcome your phone call or email. I would be happy to answer your questions and to begin with a CONFIDENTIAL INITIAL CONSULTATION AT NO CHARGE, with no obligation. I look forward to hearing from you…

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