Adrianne A. Richard, MA, LMHC

Providing Holistic Mental Health Care for Children, Adolescents, and Adults


Theraputic Philosphy and Practices

Adrianne A. Richard, MA, LMHC

465 Nashua Road

Suite 6

Dracut, MA 01826

(978) 705-1921


Conveniently located in Dracut, MA and easily accessible from Tyngsboro, Lowell, Pelham, and Hudson, NH.


Treatment Approaches

Art and Expressive Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Energy Psychology

Mindfulness-based Therapy

Play Therapy

Psychanalytic Therapy


Treatment Modality

Individuals

Couples

Families


Treatment Ages

Preteens/ Teens (ages 11-13)

Adolescents / Teens (ages 14-19)

Adultes (ages 20+)

Therapeutic Philosophy

I believe in treating the whole person, a holistic approach, and so my therapeutic practices include the body, mind, and spirit of my clients.  I view each of my clients not as a “problem” or diagnosis, but rather a person with goals who is looking to make his/her life better in some way.  My clients and I often find that expressive therapy techniques (including art, music, movement, and play therapy) help in treating all three aspects of the whole person.  The expressive arts expand upon traditional talk therapy, using a combination of empathic listening and client self-expression to foster a client’s process of discovery and understanding.  Some clients find focusing and/or meditation techniques are helpful, and I am able to blend these into therapy as well.

Believing that it is imperative to find a balance of science, expression, and compassion, I also practice from an evidence-based best practices modality.  This means that I highly respect and stay informed of current research that indicates the best outcome for my client and his/her family, and I tailor treatment accordingly.  Additionally, I treat from a strengths-based perspective, focusing on client and family strengths and developing ways to foster these to achieve a client’s stated goals.

At all times I strive to create a safe and supportive environment in which compassion and empathy pave a path for growth and healing.