Hmmm, what can I say about this man that will convey why he's such an asset to the field he's chosen to do good work in, without writing a book that is so long you eventually lose interest? I guess I'll just say that if not for Richard, you wouldn't be reading my words today as I'd be long dead. If you are someone who is ready to be brave enough to do the work for (an) issue(s) that affect your quality of life, and are open minded enough to attempt to trust a professional to help you, Richard is a great place to start. More details? On top of being a great diagnostician (from 1999 to 2011 I saw 10+ therapists and none prior to Richard could properly diagnose me - a lot of money wasted on not a lot of resources over those years - Richard should collect ALL of their paychecks!), Richard is very flexible. He approaches therapy with regard to the human sitting across from him, and while the stigma is that "therapy is just for rehashing the past and crying it out", Richard can let you vent or help you see other perspectives so you'll gain insight into your issues, but he also works with other options; sometimes we've practiced deep breathing techniques so I can stop a panic attack quicker while in between sessions, and other times we've spent back to back sessions with him at his white board, never condescending but always teaching more about the theory of what happens in your head when you i.e. get mad and get the urge to maim someone instead of handle anger like "a normal person". In short, if you're willing to put in the time, you'll find yourself in an emotionally safe and genuine-feeling environment to not only vent and process what's "going on in your head" but also learn new skills, ways of thinking, and be encouraged to practice them for as long as it takes and you're no longer in need of such guidance, but now doing it on your own! THANK YOU to Richard in case you ever read this, because really, there *are* no other words and so I cannot say those two enough.