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    Jonathan Richards, MHC-I

    Hello, my name is Jonathan Richards. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Communications at Illinois State University and am currently working towards a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling at CUNY Baruch College. I am providing mental health care to marginalized communities+ with Love Light Mental Health Counseling Services, PLLC.

    Since 2006, I have worked in a variety of settings and with diverse populations within the mental health and social services fields. These include a methadone maintenance and substance abuse treatment clinic, a residential facility for adolescents with mental health diagnoses, a private facility of the Office of Refugee Resettlement for undocumented minors with mental health diagnoses, and an adult inpatient psychiatric hospital as a service coordinator for Spanish speaking families with adult and minor children who have intellectual disabilities and developmental delays. I am currently working as a vocational rehabilitation counselor for individuals with physical disabilities, mental health diagnoses, chronic illnesses, history of incarceration and legal background barriers, and people in recovery.

    Due to my extensive experience working with vulnerable populations, I have developed a sensitive and holistic approach to therapy. I want to help you identify your strengths and take measure of your life with consideration to all the unique characteristics and experiences that make you- you.  With this in mind, we will explore your challenges and barriers, and develop insights into the hows and why’s of the issues. We will apply your strengths to these issues and work towards healing and improvement. As someone who has faced struggles in my own journey, I know how difficult it can be to take that first step in therapy and want to support you as you begin your own path to personal growth.

    Use the button below to book an appointment with me. I look forward to meeting you!

    M.S., Mental Health Counseling, Baruch College, Anticipated 2024
    B.A., Communication + Psychology, Illinois State University, 2006