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17
Dec

About Me

Welcome,

My name is Dr. Recco Richardson, Ph, D. and I am a clinical therapist who specializes in equipping children and teenagers with the tools they need to have more successful, balanced lives. With 20 years of experience, I utilize traditional play therapy methods such as music, coloring books, stuffed animals, and shooting hoops in my office in order to create a safe environment in which children and adolescents are comfortable discussing their concerns and developing behavior modification strategies. As a veteran in the mental health field, I also have over 10 years of supervising experience over aspiring counselors who are seeking an additional degree or certification or over co-workers who report directly to me.

Between both of my offices, one located in Flint, Mi and the other in Clarkston, Mi, I see over 400 clients per month in individual, group, and/or family counseling and I take pride in their personal successes that we achieve together. ADHD, Anger, Bipolar, Oppositional Defiance, Anxiety, Autism, Depression and others are disorders that I am well-acclimated with, able to diagnosis and treat effectively. While these conditions are a part of the children’s lives that I see in counseling, they do not make up the totality of life. Together, my clients and I set measurable goals towards a desired outcome and make action steps accordingly to achieve them. This system of accountability is best seen with me, versus a parent or a sibling, because I serve as an unbiased party who simply listens to the grievances of the client while offering reasonable solutions. 

Whether it is online, over the phone or face to face, your family may be in need of counseling and together, we can improve the environment in your home and provide the social and emotional skills that your family needs. These skills include but are not limited to:

1. Venting properly
2. Accepting discipline
3. Letting things go
4. Getting along with others
5. Avoiding drama
6. Managing anger
7. Parenting defiant children

 

If you’re interested in discussing the next steps for yourself, your child, or your family, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at reccorichardsonphd@gmail.com.

 

Warmly,

Dr. Recco Richardson, Ph, D.

18
Dec

The ABLE Program

I designed the Adolescents for Better Learner Endeavors program for a local district. This program supports middle school and high school students that are at risk of repeating a grade, facing multiple suspensions if not expulsions from school, and/or do not seem to be responding to other support systems that the school has in place.

My job is two fold: raise their grades and decrease their behavior referrals. Given my background in children’s psychology, I am trained to facilitate the needed conversations of accountability, performance, and life after high school to return hope to the students I work with. Through intensive, high quality programming, 60% of our students received higher grades with my program and 40% received less disciplinary referrals. By these statistics, and several others, the ABLE program not only works, it also increases the productivity of the student which is in direct alignment with how many years the student stays with the program. After three or four years of involvement, the student is passing all of his or her classes and rarely, if ever, visits the disciplinary room.

So, what do you say? Are ABLE to join?