Richard Ettelson, Ph.D., Psychologist in Rancho Cucamonga, California, 91730

Richard Ettelson, Ph.D.

Richard Ettelson, Ph.D.
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Richard Ettelson, Ph.D.

Professions: Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychology - PSY 18953
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 44116
Accepting new clients - Contact me!
Office 1
10630 Town Center Drive
Suite 120
Rancho Cucamonga, California 91730
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  • Accessible Parking
  • Service Animals Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible Building
  • Wheelchair Accessible Restroom

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My approach to therapy is collaborative, solution focused, and person-centered. Based on my experience working with the most challenging situations in state hospitals, prisons, and drug and alcohol treatment facilities, my belief is that change is always possible, that no person is beyond help, and that there are always ways to find positive outcomes if we are willing to keep looking for the solutions that are undoubtedly there. Sometimes the answers are clear, and only require the courage to implement them. Other times, the answers might be more difficult to see but can become more clear over time. Therapy works when there is honesty, open-mindedness, and willingness on the part of both the therapist and the person seeking help.

Email or Call Richard Ettelson, Ph.D. at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 44116

More Info About My Practice

I have served as a Navy chaplain, a state-certified substance abuse counselor in Hawaii, and as a psychologist in state hospitals and prisons in California. My private practice is a group practice with New Horizons Therapy Group. When you call me, your call will likely be answered by Sally, our helpful office manager.

My Guiding Ethical Principles

The most important ethical principle is that the person in therapy comes first, that their needs are more important than the needs of the therapist, and that their goals and values should drive the treatment, not the goals and values of the therapist.

My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'

Insurance companies require a diagnosis which is a label. Labels do not describe the whole person or the nature of their problems. Most issues require an analysis of your background, environment, the people around you, and your own self-assessment. Diagnoses are only a convenience, not a description of the problems or issues that you face. You are not a label. You are first and foremost a person.

Services I Provide

  • Chemical Dependency Evaluation
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Spirituality
  • Stress

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy (CDOI)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)

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