Richard Hills, M.A.
Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, IMF#99458
Pleasant Hill Office | 1-888-637-7404 ext. 60
Available nights and weekends.
There is one question forever asked by many;:do I really need to see a therapist? Some of us struggle with that question over and over again. Fear, anxiety, or pride can keep us away from seeking help, and that’s unfortunate. However, if you are reading this page there is a good bet that it wouldn’t hurt to talk to me (or another therapist). It certainly does not mean that there is something wrong with you; you might just need someone to listen to you. Someone who is willing to give you some added perspectives. Not someone who is going to tell you what to do, but someone who will help you see your own path more clearly, so you can make life choices on your own.
As a psychotherapist, I add to my clinical experience seven years’ experience in the mental health field working primarily with children and teens. The later part of that experience has been in our public school systems working with special needs and emotionally disturbed children and adolescents that have been labeled as behavior issues. This work includes working with ADHD, Autism, ODD and OCD. I have written dozens of IEP’s and behavior plans.
I returned to school to earn my degrees in psychology later in life. So, I bring a strong knowledge of the business and management world to my practice as well. I attended JFK University to obtain both my undergraduate (with honors) and graduate degrees in holistic psychology. Holistically trained, I welcome these practices into my sessions as well as other clinical approaches.
Areas of Focus
My practice is open to ages 5 and up. I use play therapy with children 5 – 8 or 9 and a variety of approaches for pre-teens, teens, and adults. As a previous life coach, I have the habit of giving advice, or my point of view; some people prefer this others do not – it’s your choice.
Richard Hills is supervised by Steve Polin, MFT #7861
Areas of Focus
Education & Training