Torey Richards, LMHC
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 spent a year working in both an inpatient and outpatient substance abuse facility and three years working in a crisis unit at a psychiatric hospital conducting psychological assessments.
I then spent four years working at an inner-city high school helping teenagers with anger management, substance abuse, anxiety, depression and other issues.
Currently I serve as the Director of Mental Health at a county jail overseeing the mental health department which includes monitoring inmates mental health, suicide prevention and advocating for inmates with severe mental ilnesses.
I also serve as the CEO of Embracing Your Inner Power, LLC (www.embracingyourinnerpower.org) working mostly with adolescents and adults with various life problems as well as producing psycho-educational material.
My theoretical orientation is eclectic with strong influences from cognitive behavioral, existential, rational emotive behavioral, 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 drawing in my spare time.
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