Melissa Richardson LPC-S, LCDC, EMDR, Play Therapist, Counseling in Dallas, Texas, 75206

Melissa Richardson

LPC-S, LCDC, EMDR, Play Therapist

Melissa Richardson

LPC-S, LCDC, EMDR, Play Therapist

Professions: Counselor, Psychotherapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPC-S - 63513
Secondary Credential: Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor - 8825
Billing and Insurance:

I do not work with insurance companies


6060 N. Central Expressway
Suite #463
Dallas, Texas 75206

My Approach to Helping

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, EMDR Therapist, and Play Therapist who has 20 years experience working in the mental health field. I specialize in working with children and adolescents who have been sexually abused and/or traumatized. I also help children with behavioral problems, attachment disorders, and provide parents with guidance.
For adolescents and adults, I provide counseling for depression, anxiety,divorce, self-harm behavior,body image disorders, and substance abuse issues. I also assist parents with divorce counseling on working together for the benefit of their kids.
I have recevied training for EMDR and can work with clients that have experienced trauma related anxieties and negative core belief systems.
I have recently created a group therapy program for children 5-8 and 9-12, to help children cope with their parents divorce.

More Info About My Practice

I administer psychological evaluations for immigration and for court. I can do assessments for children as well with regards to immigration or ADHD. I also perform depression assessments, anxiety assessments and substance abuse assessments.

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Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    I specialize in working with chldren and adolescents who have been sexually abused and/or traumatized. I also assist with attachment disorders and behavior problems.
    I have recently created a group therapy program for children 5-8, and 9-12 whose parents are divorced or divorcing.
    I have training in EMDR which can assist my clients with anxiety, depression, and core belief issues.
    I administer psychological evaluations for immigration and for court and also will administer depression assessments, anxiety assessments, and substance abuse assessments. I also can do assessments for children with regards to immigration and ADHD.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
  • Anger Management
  • Art Therapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Filial Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Play Therapy
  • Reality Therapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Self-Acceptance Training
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Theraplay
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