Meet Dr. Richards
Dr. Roxanne Richards has a passion for helping people overcome challenging life experiences. She finds it rewarding to help individuals integrate more balance into their lives. She has over ten (10) years of training and work experience that has prepared her to offer expert and competent treatment to diverse groups of individuals with severe mental health needs. Dr. Richards received her BSc. in Psychology from the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica and earned an M. A. in Counseling from the Caribbean Graduate School of Theology in 2003.
She has conducted empirically-validated treatment methods, for example, cognitive-behavior therapy, and assessments, such as, WISC-IV, WRAT-IV, Bender Gestalt, and Manifest Anxiety Scale. Dr. Richards has been a certified anger management specialist since 2014. In 2016, she completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Prairie View A & M University and interned at Hofstra University in New York.
Dr. Richards has served in residential settings with youths, adults and the elderly. She has been responsible for educational outreach and planning interventions and programs for patients and their families in high school and university mental health departments. Her experience in handling mental health concerns includes:
conducting individual and group therapy
working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
psychological assessment for those diagnosed with major depression
relationship problems and
individuals living with trauma, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse.
“During therapy, I will support you in becoming more whole by using a variety of evidenced-based techniques mostly based on cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and some psychodynamic theories. I also incorporate coping skills, which are often based on the patient's interests, including, aromatherapy, music, art, sports and writing techniques. My previous patients have spoken about improved use of social support, increased self-love, increased clarity, better relationships, and enhanced coping skills.” - Dr. Roxanne Richards
She is a member of the American Counseling Association and the American Psychological Association. She has been a Licensed Professional Counselor by the state of Texas since 2013.
Dr. Richards is also the author of How to Relieve Stress: Stress Management Techniques For College Students and co-author of Country Style Training Manual.