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Lynda Richards, MSW, LCSW-C

Office: Olney, MD 20832
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Profession: Clinical Social Worker/Therapist
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Practice Description: Welcome and I hope you find the information that will encourage you to take that step toward your personal wellness. I strongly believe in the value of therapy and I feel privileged to be a part of the healing community.

In my practice, I strive to empower you to make healthy changes that will positively impact your life. I work with sensitivity and warmth to create an accepting environment where you can feel safe and free to explore your thoughts and feelings despite how difficult or painful they might be. There may be times when your life seems out of balance, whether the issues pertain to home, work, or relationships. My goal is to collaborate with you to help you find the peace and joy in life that you deserve.

My style is empathic, interactive, supportive, and collaborative and varies in response to your needs and preferences. My approach is holistic and honors the oneness of mind, body and spirit. Our work together is solution focused.
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Relationship Issues
Adjustment Disorder
Adoption Issues
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Anxiety Disorders/Phobias
Child Abuse
Cognitive Disorders
Domestic Violence
Gay/Lesbian Issues
Parenting Issues
Personal Growth
Sexual Abuse
Stress Management
Women's Issues
Victims of Sexual/Physical/Emotional Abuse
Relationship Difficulties
Age Specialties: Children
Session Formats: Individual
Treatment Approaches: Art Therapy
Family Systems
Object Relations
Play Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Guided Imagery
Education: Masters in Social Work
Catholic University
License #: 13129
License State: Maryland
Additional Licenses/ Certifications: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing
Rational Emotive Therapy
Professional Affiliations:
National Association of Social Workers
Maryland Association of Social Workers
Fee Schedule: $115.00
Accepted Insurance: Any PPO (with Out-of-Network Benefits)
PPO insurance plans
Insurance and Billing Instructions: I participate with PPO insurance plans as an out of network provider. I provide the necessary billing and diagnosis documentation for submission to insurance companies. I now also accept major credit cards.
Office Hours: flexible, by appointment, day and evening hours
Additional Comments: I provide a strengths-based counseling approach that focuses on solutions. This means that I look for strengths that are available to you that can help you reach your goals. I collaborate with you to identify problem areas, overcome barriers and create changes that will provide the most meaningful and effective results.
Steps to create positive change start at our first session and continue to develop throughout our counseling relationship and beyond. Your success is based upon us working together towards your established goals while maintaining a flexible and varied approach.
Support comes from a variety of sources; therefore, I help you build and strengthen lasting, healthy connections in your life, wherever they can be found. Respect for your views, personal beliefs, confidentiality and individuality is of utmost concern. I promote strategies that create hope for the future and I value your right to self-determination.

Lynda Richards, MSW, LCSW-C, Therapist in Olney

 Other Offices
Clarksville, MD 21029
Ashton, MD 20861
Columbia, MD 20777

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Years in Practice:  Over 15
Gender:  Female
Accepting New Clients:  Yes
Sliding Fee Scale:  Yes
Public Transportation:  Yes

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