Member, Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Member, Canadian Positive Psychology Association.
Member, Ontario Association of Counsellors, Consultants, Psychotherapists & Psychometrists (2005-2012).
Member, Canadian Professional Counsellors Association. (2013-2016)
Member, General Practice Psychotherapy Association. (2014 – 2016)
Member, American Counselling Association. Since 2016.
Member, Family Mediation Canada since 1985.
Member, Ontario Association for Family Mediation since 1985.
Member, National Guild of Hypnotists since 1999.
Richard earned his Ph.D. in Counselling Therapy (with a double major in Counselling and Mediation) in 1991. He had previously earned his Master’s Degree in Counselling from Antioch University at Harvard University in 1981.
His experience spans the social services, business, government and education. He has worked in the field of Counselling for 35 years and in private practice as a Hypnotherapist and Counsellor for 20 years.
Richard has been trained in Jungian Analytic Counselling and in Ericksonian Hypnosis. These two training modalities are very complementary because they both focus on whole body-mind-spirit integration.
At Harvard University in 1998 Richard received training with Professor of Psychology Dr. Daniel Brown, who specializes in Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy. This was an intensive course on the several modalities and techniques of Hypnotherapy. It was sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry of the Massachusetts Mental Health Center.
In 1997 Richard received training in Regression Hypnotherapy with Dr. Brian Weiss, M.D., Chairman Emeritus at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, Florida.
At Esalen Institute in California in 1999 and also at Omega Institute in New York in 1996 Richard received training with Mr. Mel Bucholtz, a specialist in the modalities and the hypnotherapy techniques of Dr. Milton Erickson. Mr. Bucholtz has been trained in residence with Dr. Erickson.
For more information on Richard’s background please read the article which was written about him in the Ottawa Citizen in 1997 entitled, “An Expert in Conflict”
Whenever a client is seriously disordered and/or seriously socially impaired, they are referred to an appropriate psychotherapist, psychologist, or psychiatrist.