A licensed professional counselor (LPC) is a mental health provider who holds a master’s or doctoral degree in counseling and who has met all requirements set forth by the state licensure board to provide quality mental health care.
The second “C” (LPC“C”) denotes advanced clinical experience and knowledge as required by the state licensure board that allows for independent practice (meaning, without the need for supervision).
The “S” (LPCC-“S”) denotes advanced experience and knowledge in clinical supervision as required by the state licensure board that allows for supervision of LPCs and counselors-in-training.
A licensed independent chemical dependency counselor (LICDC) is a chemical dependency professional who holds a master’s degree or higher in a behavioral science and who has met all requirements set forth by the state licensure board to provide quality chemical dependency counseling.
A certified specialist in anger management (CSAM) is a certified specialist who has met all the requirements and passed examination in order become specialized in providing advanced treatment and services for anger management issues.
A certified clinical anxiety treatment professional (CCATP) has met all training requirements related to continuing education in specific anxiety assessment and treatment topics, along with holding a minimum of 200 clinical mental health contact hours with anxiety-diagnosed clients that involved the use of weekly consultation and/or supervision.
A certified clinical telemental health provider (CTMH) has met all training requirements related to continuing education in telemental health topics to include benefits/risks, current research, legal and ethical issues, and best practice.
Richard Stein (pronouns: he/him) is an experienced licensed professional clinical counselor- supervisor who works with adolescents and adults. His specialty interests include: men’s issues, career development, anger management, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, problematic gambling, trauma, crisis management, and co-occurring (mental health and addiction) disorders. He utilizes treatment approaches that are evidence based and tailored to each client.
Richard earned his bachelor’s degree from Kent State University in psychology and justice studies. He then received his master’s degree in clinical counseling from Malone University. Richard has extensive training in several counseling disciplines including motivational interviewing (MI), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).
Prior to private practice, Richard worked with diverse clients in community mental health settings. Over the last 11 years, he has served in a variety of settings including community psychiatric supportive treatment (CPST), outpatient treatment (individual and group), residential services and the criminal justice system. In outpatient and residential settings, Richard has held clinical supervisor roles. He currently holds certifications as a certified specialist in anger management (CSAM), certified clinical anxiety treatment professional (CCATP), and certified clinical telemental health provider (CTMH). More so, Richard holds an additional licensure as a licensed independent chemical dependency counselor (LICDC) and has completed basic training in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) through the EMDR Institute.
Richard’s method to counseling is an approachable, non-judgmental, empathetic person-centered style concentrating on individual growth. He focuses on building healthy coping mechanisms from a DBT perspective including mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. Richard is known for using humor, psychoeducation, and a variety of respected approaches.
His strengths include compassion, loyalty, respect, and open-mindedness.