Jessica Richards

MA, LPC, LMFT

$120 per 50-minute session
$180 per 80-minute session

Jessica Richards

Education

  • M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy; Certificate Child and Adolescent Counseling - Richmont Graduate University

  • B.S. Counseling -Toccoa Falls College

Area of Focus

  • Play and Sand Tray modalities

  • Pre-marital & Marriage Counseling

  • Family Therapy

  • Foster Care

About me...

I've found that as we face life's challenges, we often learn to respond from places of hurt or fear in efforts to self-protect, versus responding in congruence with who we are and our values; overtime these patterns of responding can create isolation. I work to empower clients of all ages to recognize and heal from past hurts, so that they may experience connection and community, which I believe are essential to our overall well-being.

I view the family as our first experience of community and marriage as the foundation for the family. As such, I enjoy working with families on all levels and at all stages: helping couples, new and old, develop strong, healthy relationships; helping parents understand and guide their children; helping younger children learn to navigate challenges and big emotions in healthy ways; and helping tweens and teens feel equipped and empowered in the challenges they face. Having worked in foster care for 5 years, including serving as a foster parent myself, I am also passionate about serving those impacted by foster care. Ultimately, I love to see families of all shapes and sizes thrive.

As a homeschool mom, I spend much of my free time with my kids and husband. We enjoy baking, painting, crafting, and telling jokes. On the weekends, my family loves camping and hiking, and I personally enjoy sports, anything outdoors, trying new things, and all things chocolate.