Why I Started
Rich in Health and Wellness, LLC was created to provide a judgement free and safe space for those experiencing mental health concerns or for those that need to be heard. Counseling services are offered that will help you, a friend, partner or your family thrive in the face of life's detours and roadblocks.
Hi, I'm Natalia Richards (she/her/hers) and I am the founder and owner of Rich in Health and Wellness, LLC.
My goal is to empower each client by working collaboratively to identify their inner strengths and abilities, while taking steps towards becoming their favorite self.
I am well-versed in a variety of mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, grief, anger resolution, chronic illnesses or health concerns, stress, trauma, life transitions and relational difficulties in adolescents and adults. I am also trained as a couples and family therapist working with couples, families and even co-parents. While I support clients of all backgrounds and experiences, I specialize in supporting Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPoC).
I use a blend of the latest evidence-based treatment approaches including Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness-based Therapy. I provide an integrative approach to counseling through a family systems lens that incorporates cultural humility.
I encourage healing and growth so each client may thrive in the face of life’s detours and roadblocks.
Contact me for a 15 minute phone consultation.
The Counseling Process
Whether you found me through a mental health directory like Psychology Today or Therapy for Black Girls, word of mouth or your insurance company. You’ve made it. This process can be tiring, confusing and overwhelming. My hope is that right now, while scrolling through my website, you feel a bit of relief not because you’ve found me but because you now realize you no longer need to navigate this journey on your own.
Schedule a complimentary 15 minute phone consultation
Connect with me to schedule a phone consultation. Explore the frequently asked questions page to help answer any questions you may have.
During our 15 minute phone consultation, we will determine if we are the best fit for each other, explore your reasons for seeking therapy, how I can help alleviate your symptoms or concerns, determine your readiness for change and answer any questions you may have about the counseling process. We will also discuss payment for sessions which can be determined by an insurance company, or self-pay rate.
Beginning Our Journey
After our phone consultation, you will be required to complete the initial intake paperwork, provide your insurance information or the self-pay rate will be finalized.
Once the intake paperwork is completed, we will move forward with scheduling an intake appointment.
Our intake appointment will allow us to get to know each other more. I will ask questions about your past and present medical, family, cultural and religious history. I will also gather details about your life experiences and current concerns. By the end of this session, I will have learned more about you and your needs. We will also determine the frequency of sessions (weekly, biweekly or monthly).
As we meet together for our weekly or bi-weekly sessions, we will start to identify your goals, begin creating an exclusive treatment plan on how best to accomplish them, and provide the support needed to get you through any detours or roadblocks.
Example of goals for couples or families:
Reduce the amount of weekly arguments
Improve communication with family members
Example of goals for individuals:
Live as your favorite self
Reduce feelings of anxiety, sadness and/or loneliness
Closing Our Journey
When you have met your goals as an individual, couple or family, we will work together to define when the end of therapy will be. This may mean continuing with maintenance sessions or terminating therapy.
No matter what, know our safe space is always open for you to return during whatever season you may be in.
"In life there will always be detours or roadblocks in front of you. Sometimes you avoid them, sometimes you go around them and sometimes you must go through them."