Torey C. Richards, LMHC
Hi, thanks for taking the time to get to know me!
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida and behavior scientist currently specializing in mental disorders and adolescent mental health.
I’m a Certified E-Therapist, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and Qualified Supervisor for Registered Mental Health Interns in the state of Florida.
I received a B.A. in psychology from the University of Central Florida in 2002, and a M.S. in counseling & psychology from Troy State University in 2007.
I’ve been a licensed mental health counselor since 2012.
My experiences include working in both an inpatient and outpatient substance abuse facility, a crisis unit at a psychiatric hospital and working at an inner-city high school helping teenagers with anger management, substance abuse, anxiety, depression and other issues.
I served as the Director of Mental Health for a county jail from 2013-2020 and have worked independently in private practice.
I currently work at a level one trauma center as a mental health therapist providing services to patients and their families that are in mental and/or physical crisis. I work with a lot of patients who have been through traumatic events such as car accidents, burns, shootings or who are suffering debilitating and/or life threatening ailments such as respiratory and heart failure.
My theoretical orientation is eclectic with strong influences from cognitive behavioral therapy, existential, rational emotive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, positive psychology and acceptance & commitment therapy.
I am an avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction books. I also enjoy working out, writing, photography and art in my spare time. Currently I am a blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and use it as my personal therapy.
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