Welcome. I’m Richelle.
Like many others who dedicate their lives to health and healing, I was drawn to the practice of psychotherapy by my own experience with emotional crisis and recovery. I understand how difficult it is to feel lost, overwhelmed, and unsure of what to do or how to feel better. Therapy helped me figure things out, rediscover myself, and decide who I wanted to be and how I wanted to live my life.
I appreciate the courage it takes to reach out and ask for help during our most challenging times. Give me a call and we’ll figure it out together. You’re not alone.
more about me:
I have a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA. I am licensed in the state of California and have been providing counseling and therapy to individuals, couples, and families since 2010.
I completed my clinical training through the school-based program at Antioch University and the Women’s Clinic and Family Counseling Center, both in Los Angeles, CA. I’ve received training and supervision in relational psychodynamic “talk” therapy, emotion-focused therapy, art therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness meditation, Somatic Experiencing (body-mind therapy), and Attachment-Focused EMDR. I also study trauma, ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy), IFS (internal family systems), and have a keen interest in the effects of shame, self-compassion and validation on self-perception.
I am committed to supporting women and their families through life’s many challenges and transitions. Strongly influenced by my time at the Women’s Clinic, I cofounded a new practice, WithWomen Counseling (https://www.withwomencounseling.com), which provides safe, compassionate support and trauma-informed counseling for women across the lifespan. I am also working on BodyPositiveLA, an online initiative supporting inclusivity and the empowerment of all people to fully and unconditionally embrace their hearts, minds, and bodies.
I value my relationships deeply. I am a mom, wife, daughter, sister & friend, and like many women, work hard each day to find balance and cultivate joy.
Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’
-Mary Anne Radmacher