Psychotherapist Supporting Trauma & Addictions
With a PhD in Leadership & Policy, Masters in Science in Education, BA in Child Studies (child development and psychology), and five years of post-graduate training in gestalt psychotherapy from the Gestalt Institute of Toronto, Adrienne is a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). With various other gestalt trainings from the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland which included gestalt coaching, she is well versed in both classic and relational gestalt therapy. With a passion for gestalt therapy groups, advanced training in gestalt therapy group process under Jack Aylward and the late great Bud Feder who co-authoured the seminal book Beyond the Hot Seat, was also completed.
It was a great honour for Adrienne to have Dr Feder serve on her dissertation committee supporting her research testing the effectiveness of a gestalt therapy group intervention she created for the reduction of stress in working informal caregivers of the elderly, a cause near and dear to her heart.
Adrienne is also receiving training in Somatic Experiencing (SE) in San Diego, California. She believes the pairing of relational gestalt therapy with somatic work is a very powerful combination to help with the recovery of Trauma, PTSD, and Addictions.
Dr Richardson's last teaching assignment, was as an adjunct professor lecturing on Human Development, Learning & Motivation. While she is a certified teacher (OCT) for close to 20 years, she views herself more as a life long learner, and through her openness has found purpose in her pain, and hopes to inspire people how suffer to also find theirs.
"The hardest thing to learn, is how the be ones true and best self without giving a shit about what anyone else thinks!"
- Adrienne Richardson
Psychotherapist/executive coach with private practices held in both Toronto and the Niagara Region for 5 years. Her unique training and a lifetime of personal experiences dealing with addictions, abuse, ADHD, anxiety, stress, depression, loss, grief, PTSD, and childhood trauma. allows her to provide you and/or your loved one(s) with a very different level of support.
We all need support and Adrienne is putting a call out to the Niagara community leaders to help her develop
A.R.T. Studio Project (Adrienne Richardson's Therapy Studio) which hopes to provide an alternative therapy option for those unable to afford private psychotherapy who need it!
Adrienne believes creating art can be therapeutic experience especially during times of health-related fear, anxiety, and healing from trauma and addictions.
For her the creative process has often reduced stress and loneliness, while providing an outlet for her to express herself when she felt she couldn't be heard or when there was no one there to listen.
Adrienne hopes to build A.R.T Studio's in communities all across Canada where mental health practitioners are not accessible so that trauma survivors can be heard, and seen through their art.
Give your employees the support they deserve and can trust with psychotherapist Adrienne Richardson. No need to stress.
Executive coaching paired with therapy can help you BOTH get to the next level.
Don't stress! Need support with research and development and/or strategic business planning?
Noticing your staff is stressed more and more? Are they requesting burn out leaves ? Do they need an executive coach also highly trained as a psychotherapist? Have you offered your staff a workshop on how to apply mindfulness techniques in the office and beyond?
Hand over your stress to Adrienne Richardson PhD psychotherapist / Executive Coach. Our psychometric testing of your candidates can provide valuable insights into their potential. We can deliver highly valid predictions of the knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics of good job performance.
Make the statement that your company truly cares about the future and well-being of your employees impacted by a layoff. We can provide no stress assistance with providing a personalized executive coach/psychotherapist who can also support things like résumé writing, job-search assistance and/or career-transition consulting.
Direct Instruction is a method of teaching. It is a highly effective psychologist recommended evidenced based tutoring system of programs for children diagnosed with ADHD or who have formal IEP and require support in Reading & Spelling Mastery, Connecting Math Concepts, Essentials for Writing, and/or Expressive Writing. Take the stress out of homework time!