Recco Santee Richardson, Ph.D., LPC
Recco Santee Richardson, Ph.D., LPC is an in-demand mental health counselor with 25 years of experience in outpatient counseling. He services children, adolescents and adults who need assistance with Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, PTSD, Abuse/Neglect, Bipolar, Moodiness, ADHD, Loss/Grief, Acute Stress, among other illnesses.
Dr. Recco is naturally disarming with a unique and comforting approach that helps clients move socially and emotionally forward in life. He provides a safe and confidential environment that encourages personal growth, inner strength and hope. Throughout his career, he has self- published a dozen books while developing programs and presenting at workshops on various topics. He also provides couples counseling with his wife, Rene Richardson.
Rene M. Richardson, LMSW, MBA
Rene M. Richardson is a well-rounded mental health therapist who has helped hundreds of clients. She specializes in women and girls and her area of expertise includes assessing and addressing Depression, Worry, Fatigue, Irritability, Mood Swings, ADHD, Trauma, Bipolar, Anxiety, among other illnesses.
She has strong clinical counseling and treatment planning skills that identify and later resolve barriers. With warmth and empathy, she empowers and rebuilds her serviced clients. Rene does exceptional work with teen girls, young adult women and working professional women. She also provides couples counseling with her husband, Recco Richardson. Before working as a trained mental health professional, Rene worked for a Fortune 500 company and in state government.
Tanya Y. Jefferson, MS, MA, LLPC
Tanya Y. Jefferson is a seasoned clinical therapist who serves clients and the community with passion and determination. Her counseling efforts focus on helping children, adolescents and adults address anger, anxiety, substance abuse, depression, poor focus, chronic disease management, self-care, decision making, fears, stress, and other areas of concern.
Tanya’s approaches to counseling include person-centered, cognitive behavioral and solution-focused. Her goal is to empower and promote positive pathways to growth and well-being. Her work experience as a community health trainer, domestic violence/sexual assault counselor, program officer and marketing/communication associate provides her with exceptional insight and wholesome perspectives that benefits her counseling clients.
Tamera Huntley, LPC, CAADC, NCC
Tamera Huntley is a clinical therapist. She earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Spring Arbor University. She is a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor (LLPC) in the State of Michigan. Tamera is also a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor-Development Plan (CAADC-DP) and National Certified Counselor (NCC).
Over the years, her counseling efforts focus has been on adolescents and adults who have a variety of issues including anxiety, anger, depression, grief, health concerns, mood disorders, self-care, stress, substance abuse, and time management. Tamera’s work experience includes helping clients regarding their career paths, self-esteem, self-confidence, coping skills, life-transitions, and everyday issues.
Tamera’s approaches to counseling include motivational interviewing, person-centered, cognitive behavioral and solution focused modalities. She understands that therapy should be an authentic experience, and the clients need to be heard, valued, and understood is primary. Her goal is to empower and promote positive pathways to growth and well-being. Her work experience as a clinical therapist, substance abuse counselor and a counselor in a residential facility provides her with exceptional insight and wholesome perspectives that benefits her counseling clients. She understands that there are many reasons that individual seek treatment.
Samantha Cole, MS, LLPC
Samantha Cole, MS, LLPC is a limited licensed clinical therapist. Her objective is to assist clients with the concerns that bring them into treatment. She works with children, teens, and adults who exhibit defiance, anxiety, depression, poor concentration, stress, anger, moodiness and other concerns.
Her approach to counseling is primarily cognitive behavioral therapy approaches. As well, she also utilizes person-centered and choice theory approaches. Her past work experience includes serving as a Treatment Specialist at a nearby juvenile detention center and working as a Psychiatric Care Specialist at an area hospital in-patient treatment program. She successfully completed her practicum and internship training at a counseling center in Oakland County, MI.
Samantha is a graduate of Mott Community College (Associates in Applied Sciences), The University of Michigan-Flint (Bachelor’s in Psychology) and Capella University (Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling).
Ciara Crandon-Marsh, MS, Master’s Level Intern
Ciara Crandon-Marsh is master’s level counseling intern at our clinic. Currently, she is a Mental Health Counseling graduate school student at Hodges University. During her practicum and internship, she endeavors to help individuals overcome their presenting concerns. For as long as she can remember, it has been important for her to help others, and to make a difference in their lives.
During her placement, she will provide counseling services to children, teens, and adults. Her approach to counseling is primarily cognitive behavioral therapy. She also likes and utilizes aspects of client-centered therapy. Ciara believes that to for therapy services to be effective, it is essential for the client to be motivated and have a say in their treatment plan.
Ciara graduated from University of Michigan-Flint (Bachelor’s in Psychology). She also previously graduated from Capella University (Master’s in Clinical Psychology, with a specialization in Applied Research).
Brenda Georges, MA, Master’s Level Intern
Brenda Georges is a master’s level intern with our clinic. She currently is enrolled in the Master’s in Counseling, Clinical Mental Health program at Liberty University. Her academic training also includes earning a Bachelor’s in Accounting (University of Bridgeport), a Master’s in Special Education (Grand Canyon University) and an Education Specialist certification in School Leadership (Columbus State University).
Brenda has 18 years of classroom teaching experience with K- 12 students. Of the 18 years, 12 were as a middle school math and science teacher. For the last six years, she has been a Behavior Specialist and Social Emotional Learning Interventionist in Georgia and Michigan school districts. The duties sharpened her ability to help children and adults address mental health symptoms that hinder their personal, career, academic, and relationship growth. During her placement, she will provide cognitive behavior therapy and other approaches to children, teens, and adults.
Prior to moving to Michigan, Brenda lived in Atlanta, Georgia for 24 years. She was born and raised by her Caribbean parents in New York City, New York (the Bronx).
Moncia Blackwell, MA, LLPC
A resident of Flint, MI most of her life, Monica Blackwell is an in demand mental health therapist. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan-Flint. She also earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Central Michigan University. Monica utilizes Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, and Reality Therapy. She has a keen eye for helping others reach their potential and experience success in their endeavors. Monica prides herself on being helpful, caring, honest and easy to talk to. Her passion is working with children, teens, and adults.
Loletha M. Lee, MS, LLPC
Loletha has been a clinical therapist for seven years. She earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling at Grand Canyon University and her bachelors’ degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan-Flint. She is a limited Licensed Professional Counselor (LLPC) in the State of Michigan. Some of life’s greatest challenges present themselves early during young adulthood. Sometimes we set unrealistic expectations for how we should show up for others and ourselves. I utilize a direct, empathetic approach to help you effectively cope with difficult emotions, traumatic experiences, which have brought challenges to life. You and I will work together through the therapeutic process to help you gain understanding and self-awareness to help gain the necessary changes that’s needed. I can help support you in a non-judgmental and safe environment by utilizing a variety of theories to help you to grow into the person you want to be. I will walk with you as you learn about yourself and work toward healing from your past. Together we can set goals to be achieved for yourself. Are you ready to do the work? I can help you regain confidence and improve self-esteem, so you can move forward in your life with more certainty and positivity.
James Rogers, Jr., MA, LLPC
A native of Muskegon, MI, James graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He also earned a Master’s Degree in Clinical in Mental Health Counseling from Sienna Heights University. His goal as a counselor is to provide understanding, relatability, compassion, and genuineness. James believes that there are a multitude of situations in life that we do not have control over; however, when armed with tools and resources to manage life, we can manage our lives and excel.
James’ professional background includes having worked in law enforcement and engagement with diverse populations. He specializes in behavioral issues, high stress situations, anxiety, depression, anger management, life skills, groups, children, adolescents, juveniles, young adults, and parenting.
From the initial session and establishing rapport, his goal is meet clients where they are at so as to help them experience what being whole looks like.
Pamela Neely, LMSW
Pamela received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Grambling State University. After years of servicing families in public sector agencies, she returned to college and graduated with a Master’s of Social Work degree from Michigan State University.
She believes that clients are the expert specialist for their life and the life of their family. Her approach to counseling is to treat the therapeutic relationship as a collaborative process that features working together to find healthy solutions for internal/external personal barriers.
Pamela endeavors to help individuals discover, utilize, and hone their strengths so as to achieve optimal wellness and enrichment. She utilizes a combination of counseling techniques such as cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, motivational interviewing, person-centered, and strength-based. She has years of experience working with individuals, families, and couples. Her open-minded, calm, authentic, and non-judgmental treatment approach helps individuals reach their goals and desires.
Recco S. Richardson Consulting, Inc
Central Administration Office: 3456 Pierson Pl, Suite C, Flushing, MI 48433
Office: (810) 394-7815
Fax: (810) 732-6657
New Clients: Please complete the following required forms and bring them to your first counseling session. These apply to children, adolescents and adults unless otherwise specified.
Rates & Insurance
Rates are based on insurance coverage and the agreed upon private pay fee. Typically, the billed fee is $90 – $200 per session. Any co-pays are based on each client’s insurance.
Should I Use My Insurance Or Private Pay?
Health insurance or employee benefit plans may fully or partially cover services. Not all mental health services are reimbursable through insurance. It is your responsibility to verify the specifics of your coverage. We do not bill insurance companies for relationship-based counseling.
It’s also important to note utilization of your insurance is contingent upon “medical necessity,” often requiring a psychiatric diagnosis. (We believe mental health is a basic standard of living for everyone. Unfortunately, insurance companies disagree.) Once a psychiatric diagnosis is assigned through your insurance provider, we cannot control how your information is used once submitted. We do not want this reality to discourage you from seeking the help you need. If concerned, please call us for a free informational to talk through your billing options.
Accepted Insurance Plans
Beacon Health Blue Care Network Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Blue Cross Complete Health Alliance Plan Magellan
McLaren Health Advantage McLaren Health HMO McLaren Medicaid
Meridian Health Plan Optum United Health Care (Commercial)
United Health Care (Medicaid) Value Options
Vet your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:
Does my primary care doctor have to refer me?
Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
What is my deductible and has it been met?
How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
Payment: Our accepted forms of payment include insurance payments, cash and checks.
Cancellation Policy : If you do not show up for your scheduled session, and you have not notified us at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.
New Clients: Please complete the following required forms and bring them to your first counseling session. These apply to children, adolescents and adults unless otherwise specified.
LET & ABLE News
Licensure Education Training & Adolescents for Better Learning Endeavors Programs
A publication of Recco S. Richardson Consulting, Inc. • Recco Santee Richardson, Ph.D., LPC
Issue 35 … November 2017
Dr. Recco’s Corner
I have been closely watching the behaviors and attitudes of boys ages 6 to 11 for the last several years. I could watch other ages but this one caught my eye for whatever reason.
I must say, with hopes of not becoming the bearer of bad news, that I’m concerned with this group of boys. Their overall lack of concern for others, inattention to details, privileged mentality, fixation on video games and intentional defiance will change by itself or improve naturally over a period of time. No, that is now how it works!
At this point, for the majority of the boys, better parenting is not the calling card solution. In my opinion, unless they take part in intensive treatment, extra-curricular activities, effective mentoring and develop a passion, they are headed for a rock bottom experience and soul wreatching experience that hopefully saves them from what might be a questionable future.
Like other caring adults, my concern keeps me up late at night trying to figure out, understand and develop interventions that help to resolve the youngsters’ presenting problems. Problems that they and their parents may not be aware of.
I’m asking you to join me in reaching out more to this age group. When presented with an opportunity, please take the time to talk with the boys, encourage them to excel, explain life to them and help them however you can. I believe we can make a difference and arrest our concerns.
Ingredients Of A Good Proposal For Funding
By Recco Santee Richardson, Ph.,D., LPC
Over the last 20 years, I have been fortunate to have nearly two dozen proposals accepted and fully financed by various public and private funders. Below are a few key ingredients of my proposals.
Fact Sheet: This sheet summarizes the entire proposal in two pages or less. As one funder told me 15 years ago, “You need to say what you are going to do, early, quickly and concisely because most of us don’t have time to read through a 40 page proposal.”
Sponsoring Agency: I have found that potential funders are interested in knowing more about your organization. A blurb about your history, the mission/vision statement, focus, credentials and number of clients served per year is good information to share.
Goals: Goals are critical to understanding the purpose of the proposed services. It is important for goals to address relevant and currents issues facing the target population.
Number Served: A solid estimation of the number of participants to be serviced is a must. It provides funders with an idea of how many people directly and indirectly will benefit from the proposed services.
Start/End Date: As surely as all good things start, they must also come to an end. So as to reach their own service delivery and financial budget, this information helps funders formulate their plans.
Research/Theoretical Framework: This area is perhaps the most over looked aspect of quality proposal writing. In truth, accurate and essential information is gathered from the research and theory portion of the proposal. It is critical that the foundation, philosophy of programming and program components be governed by fresh data and current peer-reviewed literature that is less than five years old.
Program Components: Documentation of which services will be provided should be reported on several times in the proposal. Most funders desire to see upwards of eight program components (services), of which the majority should be face-to-face client services.
Overview of Program Schedule: I have yet to encounter a funder who wasn’t interested in dates, times, locations and format. In other words, they want to see how “everything works together.”
They want to see how things flow, what the service delivery will look like, scheduling options and where each program component falls within the scheme of things.
Program Budget Narrative: Though it is often over-looked and too skimpy, the budget narrative helps funders visualize things. Among other things, it explains the rationale behind budget items.
Program Budget: The budget may be the most discussed aspect of a submitted proposal. Thus, it needs to be accurate, reasonable and indicated in-kind contributions. Of utmost importance is documentation of services, units of service and cost per unit.
Participant’s Selection: Due to inadequate planning, participant selection is often an area requestors lose points on the proposal’s rubric. In addition to document how participants will be identified, it is necessary to report on systems that will be in place to retain clients, deadlines, client eligibility requirements and outreach efforts.
Program Staffing: With no doubt, there is not a shortage of clients in need of proposed services. As a result, it is wise to document staffing issues such as caseloads, job titles, staff support such as supervision and opportunities for staff development/training.
Objectives/Outcomes: A major mistake, this section of the proposal is often under-developed or breezed over by requestors.
It is a must that program objectives and program outcomes are tightly interwoven in the request for funding, research-based, achievable, measurable and reported on.
Evaluation: In general, the purpose of the evaluation is to provide systematic and reliable information regarding the on-going operation of the program. Thus proposals for funding should document plans to evaluate the effectiveness and fidelity of services. It is best to for evaluations to be both qualitative and quantitative in nature. It is important to document how the evaluative data will be secured, scored, processed, monitored and reported on.
Criteria for Effectiveness: A report on the criteria for effectiveness can help sway funders in the proposal selection process. This section is when the interventions are reported on along with specific program activities, the desired client attitudes and actions and which competencies/skills will be secured by staff and clients.
References: The finishing touch on an outstanding proposal for services lists out the citations and research used to under-pin the proposal. Each citation and noted theory found in the body of the proposal should be listed as well as other citations and sources used.
Business Entrepreneurship & Supervision Training Program (BEST)
The Business Entrepreneurship & Staff Training (BEST) program is designed to meet the specific training needs of private agencies, out of home placement facilities, corporations, school districts, day care centers and business entrepreneurs.
At the core of BEST are time tested theories of counseling, traditional human development concepts, research-based frameworks, hands-on activities, practical interventions, self-empowerment and optimum personal performance.
The benefits of BEST are include helping agencies/organizations remain in compliance with yearly training, requirements, workshops/trainings are cost efficient, on-site sessions, improved employee morale and effectiveness and much more.
BEST’s Program Most Request Topics
-Servicing Traumatized Clients
-Them, They & Us Team Building
-A Closer Look At Mental Health Disorders
-Maximizing Organizational Behavior
-Child Management Techniques
-Verbal & Non-Verbal De-Escalation
-Millennial Parenting Skills
-Today’s Professional Ethics
-Mentoring & Leadership
-Working With At-Risk Populations
-Effective Behavioral Systems
Books Written By Recco Santee Richardson, Ph.D., LPC
“Listen To Me: A Journey Into The Expressions of Our Youth.” Recco Santee Richardson, Santee Publication, Flint, MI (2009).
“Parents Helping Children Learn: Your Child Can Earn A’s.” Recco Santee Richardson, Santee Publication, Flint, MI (2010).
“Restorative Recovery Reference Guide: Treatment Strategies For Helping Survivors of Childhood and Adult Sexual Abuse Heal.” Recco Santee Richardson, Santee Publication, Flint, MI (2010).
“Secrets to Great Outcomes For Children From Single-Parent Homes.” Recco Santee Richardson, Recco S. Richardson Consulting, Inc., Flint, MI (2017).
Other Books Published By Recco S. Richardson Consulting, Inc.
“AAH!! Moments: Three Teens Thinking Out Loud.” King, Danielle, Cranfill, Jessenia and Greenlee, Najee. Recco S. Richardson Consulting, Inc., Flint, MI (2017).
“ENABLE Us. Urban Students Reflect On Education.” Collins, Nandi, Dubay, Joshua and Spencer, Donnell, Recco S. Richardson Consulting, Inc., Flint, MI (2015).
“One Liner Life Lines: Teens Helping Teens Make It Another Day.” Craft, Amanda, Epps, Brandon, Epps, Bryce, Fischer, Michael, Fischer, Shawntera, Fischer, Undrea, Gonzalez, Ricky, Martin, Candice, Pettit, Hannah, Reed, Yelena, Reed-Gonzalez, Vivika, Reed-Gonzalez, Zopheiea. Recco S. Richardson Consulting, Inc., Flint, MI (2016).
“The growing number of authors is good for our communities”
Scheduled “Confidence Builder” NCE Workshops
Our next eight-week National Counselor Exam “Confidence Builder” workshop sessions have been scheduled for January 2018 through February 2018. There is limited seating. Registration ends January 1, 2018.
Sessions begin Saturday January 6, 2018 and will meet eight consecutive Saturdays 9 am to 12 pm (3 hours). The location is RIY, 913 W. Holmes Road, Lansing, MI 48910
Sessions begin Sunday January 7, 2018 and will meet eight consecutive Sundays 5 pm to 8 pm (3 hrs). The sessions will take place at Grace Cathedral Community Church, 1709 Nebraska Street, Flint, MI 48506.
100% of our participants passed the NCE on their first try!
Our instructors are Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) who have taught master’s level counseling courses and/or are Limited Limited Licensed Professional Counselors (LLPC) who have passed the NCE within the last 3 years.
For more cost details and additional information you can call: (810) 394- 7815;
Licensure Education Training Program
Offered by Recco S. Richardson Consulting, Inc., the Licensure Educational Training (LET) Program is an effective supervisory program that targets Limited Licensed Professional Counselors (LLPCs) who need supervision.
Coming LLPC Group Supervision
Clarkston: Friday December 15, 2017 (6 pm – 10 pm)
Lansing: Saturday December 16, 2017 (4 pm – 8 pm)
Clarkston: Friday January 26, 2018 (6 pm – 10 pm)
Lansing: Saturday January 27, 2018 (4 pm – 8 pm)
Group Supervision: Monthly gatherings that review caseloads and discuss trends.
Individual Supervision: As requested, informal one-on-one sessions that provide personal attention and insightful strategies.
Communication: Unlimited monthly communication via phone, email and text.
Other: NCE workshops, counseling residencies, business services support, book
club and scholarly writing/research.
The Adolescents for Better Learning Endeavors (ABLE) Program is designed to help school age youth move forward as a result of gaining new skills and competency.
The goal is for participants to be able to successfully participate within the school setting. The program helps participants improve their academics, social life, emotional maturity and decision-making skills.
ABLE Program Components
- Individual Counseling
- Family Counseling
- Home Visits
- Crisis Management
- Parenting Workshops
- Incentives & Awards
- Support Groups
- Exciting Fieldtrips
Services Offered By RSRC
Afterschool Programming • Staff Trainings/Development • Business/Entrepreneur Support • Individual/Family Counseling • Research Institute • Book Writing/Publishing Treatment/Support Groups • Educational Services • Post-Adoption Services • School-Based Initiatives • LLPC Licensure Supervision • Compliance/Regulation • Grant/Proposal Writing • Cultural/Educational Fieldtrips • Youth Programming • Motivational Speaking Program Development • Conferences/Retreats • NCE Test Workshops
Recco S. Richardson Consulting, Inc.
Recco Santee Richardson, Ph.D., LPC
2500 S Linden Road
P.O Box 321252
Flint, MI 48532
(810) 394-7815 (Office)
(810) 732-6657 (Fax)