Richard Hills


Richard Hills


Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Life Coach
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Stephen Polin LMFT #7861
Primary Credential: Associate MFT - 99458
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $100 per session, based on a sliding scale (MasterCard, Visa and American Express accepted) - First session free. I can provide a super-bill for your out of network PPO insurance. During this trying time of Shelter-in-place, I can provide teletherapy via video chat (Zoom or Whats-App) and phone calls.
Free Initial Consultation
Accepting New Clients
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


2100 Monument Blvd.
Suite #17
Pleasant Hill, California 94523

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My Approach to Helping

Greetings ~

Child and Adolescent Behavioral therapy
Open nights and weekends for your convenience.

Fee based on a sliding scale

Is it becoming difficult to leave work every time your child's school calls? Do you feel like you can't talk to your teen or they just won't listen to you? Are your kids pushing you too your limits. Can you imagine how your kids feel? I can, and I want to reach the good and loving kid I know is there. I'm a Child Therapist in the Bay Area, whose has over 10 years experience working with all ages of children and adolescents. My experience in private and public school systems have helped me to understand the educational systems, special ed, and my way around an IEP, and your childs "behavioral issues". My experience working with emotional disabled children and with children in our foster and probation systems, has taught me the ugly side of trauma that our innocent boys and girls have endured; and often are just trying to fight their way out. A wise man once said; "Behavior is a language - all we have to do is learn the language."
Having also been trained as a Life Coach, my approach is to first get to know you, find out who you are, and most importantly who you want to be. In the therapy room, I don't sit in my chair, answering questions with questions, or nodding my head saying; "hum, and how does that make you feel?" I work with you using my training in a way that works best with you; everyone is different. I focus on mind body and spirit. The joy of my training (Transpersonal psychology) is it is inclusive of all approaches from analytical and CBT to mindfulness meditation and art therapy; all of which are in my toolbox.

You're not a child and want to talk to a therapist? That's ok, I have adult clients too. I see individuals, couples and families - interestingly enough we always talk about children or childhood at one point.

My practice focuses on:
- Child-Adolescent behavioral issues
- Trauma - Autism, PTSD,OCD,ODD
- Relationship issues
- Grief
- Depression and Anxiety
- When life has you 'stuck'

More Info About My Practice

Lots of free and easy parking.
While I do not accept insurance I can provide a detailed super-bill for you to present to your provider. And receipts for end of year tax purposes. Virtual sessions available due to CoVid-19 (Zoom, Whats-App)

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

That's completely understandable. "The devil we know is better than the one we don't". In other words it's easier sometimes to take our day to day problems and either push them back so deep they are out of sight (and mind) or develop coping mechanisms to deal with them as effectually as possible. In the first instance the problems are not gone, and trust me they will reappear, and when you least expect them. The second you may be able to deal with them, but is that a solution? Often the same problem reoccurs and you only have to use the same coping skills time and time again. Only when we face the problem and try to solve it - moving out of our comfort zone - will the problem be solved. You may be one of the lucky ones to have a good friend that will listen to your problems anytime you want, but for most that means going to therapy. In therapy you have an empathic listener who wants to help you with your issues.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Children, Teens, Young Adults, Young Families, Couples

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behaviorism
  • Borderline
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy

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