Richard Platt


Richard Platt


Telehealth Available
Professions: Life Coach, Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT35161
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: $195-$265 per session, free 20-minute phone consultation, Saturday appointments available
Free Initial Consultation


311 Miller Avenue
Suite E
Mill Valley, California 94941

My Approach to Helping

While some parents are looking for ways to enhance their son's already successful life, others are at their wits end about how to help their son make healthy and responsible choices. Many have read parenting books and had their son in therapy, tutoring or IEP programs with no clear results. This is because the "answers" our culture provides for teen problems are based on behavior, not on motivation.

Teen boys are very sensitive. They show their pain and hunger for connection through a variety of problems. They need to be approached as if they were a wild horse. If they are punished and rewarded they will be rebellious and addicted. If you know how to approach them they will be motivated to reach their potential.

As a teenager, I too was lost and confused. At 19, with the support of mentors and therapists, I began my quest to discover how to be motivated to create a great life. For the past 33 years, my focus has been on discovering what really works and what doesn't. My mission is to show you how to apply these discoveries to parenting your son, so that he can be an asset to his family and community.

More Info About My Practice

Teen boys need to stay in motion to be functional. Our culture's trend towards sedentary entertainment leads young men towards addiction and depression. I help families get their son back into healthy and productive activity.

In regards to therapy, walking side by side and "Hunting The Problems" often works better than sitting face to face with them "Being The Problem".

Parents play a crucial role in determining their son's success. I help you understand and connect with your son so he listens to you and respects your authority.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

For thousands of years it has been up to the community to help raise teenagers. Now our culture is holding them back and frustrating parent's efforts to mature their children. Effective psychotherapy can help you recreate the village needed to launch your teen.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I love seeing the light go on with:

Parents as they understand how to connect with and motivate their son.

Teenagers as they feel the pride and fulfillment of accomplishment.

Families as they deepen their love, loyalty, courage and success.

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Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Tween, Teen, Young Adult and Adult Males. Parents. (Saturday appointments available.)

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Parenting
  • Power
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Ecotherapy / Nature Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Constellations
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
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