Adrienne Sharma-Richardson,Phd RP OCT CSATCPTT SEP PIT

Adrienne Sharma-Richardson,Phd RP OCT CSATCPTT SEP PIT

Telehealth Available
Professions: Life Coach, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a registered professional.
Primary Credential: College of Registered Psychotherapists Ontario
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Fees: $250 plus HST psychotherapy $315 psychological services per 50 minute session
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55 Eglinton Ave E
Toronto, Ontario M4P1G8

My Approach to Helping

The creative adjustments you have made through out your life have supported you. However, are you now finding what has worked for you in the past, is no longer effective, nor fulfilling? Through dialogue, sensory awareness, and embodied experimenting in the here and now (gestalt psychotherapy/coaching), a deeper awareness of yourself, and how to break free from your old patterns may emerge- if you are up to doing the work. Our work together will ask you to look beyond what you know, and it will challenge you to your core, to look at yourself with new eyes. The authentic engagement, and risk taking that we both will share, will be demanding at times, and at other times quite sweet- we will be relating, finding meaning, getting creative, and going beyond our perceived limits. This honest, productive, and satisfying relational contact will support your need for something different personally andor professionally. My experiences as an educator for over 10 years has shown me that children are the best at this way of being. They are totally present with what is, they question without shame, and they take responsibility when given the freedom of choice. My personal work of getting out of my head and getting back to my senses, learning to accept that slow can be fast, and that my vulnerability is my new strength, has helped me to overcome childhood trauma, addictions, mental health issues and ADHD, failed relationships, and major life and career obstacles and changes. I can hold the space for you to do the same if that is what you desire.

I am an existentialist, and I have faith that we can each find our path to an authentic existence in this absurd world together, we just need support for greater awareness and contact. Reluctant to take a risk, and work with people only in my presence has taught me how my beliefs, rules, interjects, whatever you might call them, of what a therapy session "should" look like have limited my experiences and impact. Going beyond my perceived limitations, I have learned that I can see, just as well with my ears, that at times I can be even more creative, and ask different questions of you when you are not physically in my sight. These powerful insights have helped me to be open to technology, and reaching you, where ever you may be.

Personally feeling like an alien at times, and wondering where are "my people" hiding on this planet, has been tough. However, by staying with my own process, I have come to some new awareness' that even if "my people" aren't in my own backyard, I can make contact. Please reach out and contact me. I will not be able to fix you, however, I will be able to support and accept you.

More Info About My Practice

Zoom phone sessions are $250 for a 50 minute session ( e-transfer required before session commences)

With a PHD in Leadership & Policy, a Masters in Education, and a 5 yr post gradate degree in Gestalt psychotherapy coaching, and various additional trauma based training, I provide an extremely unique, completely confidential couples therapy experience that even the most type-A CEO can get on board with!

Let's get down to business, with no bullshit, just a ton of support for both partners and most importantly the best ROI you could ask for, never mind real results!

After struggling to through various relationship hardships, I finally decided to do something about it. What started as a quest to conquer my own trauma, issues with addiction, and struggles with ADHD, has led me to develop a system that has helped hundreds couples restore sanity, stability, peace, and joy in their homes and lives. Furthermore, it has revitalize trust, respect, greater empathy, and effective communication which has helped them rescue their relationships, kept their families intact, while supporting the business that supports it all!

Inquire about Dr. Adrienne's Luxury Couples Retreats: In Sunny Scottsdale or Sensory Sedona Experience unparalleled connection and growth. Join our luxury couples retreat and forge a stronger bond.

Dr Adrienne- The Couples Coach understands that relationships can be complicated and require constant work to maintain their strength and vitality. That's why the Relationship Rescue Couples Retreat a unique opportunity for couples to rejuvenate their relationship while experiencing the beauty of Scottsdale, or Sedona, Arizona.

The retreat is designed to help couples who may be struggling with communication, intimacy, trust, or other issues that can arise in any relationship. With Dr. Adrienne's expert guidance, couples will learn how to identify and address these issues, and develop the tools necessary to build a stronger, more loving relationship while you also get to take a vacation to Scottsdale, or Sedona Arizona.

Why Choose Arizona for Your Couples Retreat?

Arizona is a premier destination for couples seeking a romantic getaway, with its stunning natural beauty, luxurious accommodations, and an abundance of activities for couples to enjoy together.

Whether you're looking to explore the Old Town and visit art museums and shop, hit the golf course, enjoy a relaxing day at the spa, or an exciting hike in the Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale has something for everyone. With its warm and sunny climate, couples can enjoy outdoor activities year-round, making it the perfect destination for a couples retreat any time of the year.

Take a Therapy Vacation and Improve Your Relationship with the support of Dr. Adrienne- The Couples Coach.

The Relationship Rescue Couples Retreat is based on the principles of Gestalt psychotherapy which have influenced both Emotion Focused Therapy and Imago Couples Therapy. Gestalt's approach to relationship counseling coaching focuses on phenomenology, dialogical relationship, field theory, and experimentation to develop communication, connection, and understanding. Couples will learn how to identify the root causes of their issues and develop effective strategies for resolving conflicts and building a stronger relationship in the here and now.

Dr. Adrienne, is an experienced and compassionate gestaltist. She will guide couples through the process of becoming whole again with a no bullshit attitude while also demonstrating tremendous warmth, humor, and sensitivity. She has helped countless couples improve their relationships and achieve greater intimacy, and connection. Let Dr. Adrienne help you rescue your sh!tty relationship.

What to Expect at the Relationship Rescue Couples Retreat

The Relationship Rescue Couples Retreat is a 3-day, working vacation experience that can be done in Sedona or Scottsdale Arizona. Couples will stay at the luxurious resort of their choosing for unparalleled comfort and relaxation while working on their sh*t!

Couples will participate in 21 hours of private one-on-one sessions designed to help them connect with each other and deepen their relationship. In addition to these "working" sessions you will be encouraged to bring back fun into your relationship by hiking having spa treatments and romantic dinners, and of course playing golf!

Throughout the retreat, Dr. Adrienne will be available to provide guidance and support, helping couples navigate any challenges that may arise and providing them with the tools they need to strengthen their relationship long after the retreat is over.


Every couple deserves a strong and loving relationship. The Relationship Rescue Couples Retreat with Dr. Adrienne - The Couples Coach, couples can take the first step towards building the relationship they deserve while enjoying the beauty and romance of Arizona.

So why wait? Contact us today to learn more about our retreat and how it can help you and your partner take your relationship to the next level.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

I am a contradiction ... as I may not be in any position to judge (see below)... this is my judgement.

Weak people don't embark on the work of a warrior- the searching of the soul to feel, heal, and steal back what is their birth right- their authentic self, their life.

Weak people continue to do what they have always done, unaware and out of contact.

Weak people are afraid to take a risk, open their minds and hearts, and experiment with going to therapy, experiment with living.

My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'

I am in no position to judge. However, I am in a position to support you, and accept you for who, and where you are in your life's journey. I do not believe in attending to labels or diagnosis'. I do believe in attending to what is, how you are experiencing your life in the here and now, and how we can work together to find "ease" within the "dis- ease" with the creative adjustments you have had to make along the way.

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Organizational leaders from the C-suite, YPO EO members, 911 - PoliceFireAmbulance, veterans, therapists and their partners, couples in crisis, adult children of early developmental trauma, students and their families, individuals suffering from mental health issues ADHD and addictions.

    I am a certified sex addictions therapist (CSAT), certified partner trauma therapist (CPTT), Somatic Experience Practitioner Advanced (SEP) and trained in Pia Melody's Post Induction Therapy (PIT). Bud Feder, author of the seminal gestalt therapy book "Beyond the Hot Seat:Gestalt Approaches to Group", was on my dissertation committee, he affectionately called me Spud :) I am a gestaltist at heart!

Industries & Communities Served

  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Professional Sports
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Dreamwork
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Psychodrama

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