Eugene Therapists

Eldon Richey, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

When I first started practicing as a therapist, I was interested in techniques. As I matured as a therapist, my emphasis changed, and my primary question became, “How do I become a much better therapist?” rather than, “How does one do psychotherapy?” I am continually looking for ways to be more effective with clients searching for solutions that will work for them. No one technique works for everyone. And a method that works for one person may not work for the next. Therapy is a collaborative experience where we labor together to find solutions that will work for each client and each unique situation.

Eldon’s Approach

My primary approach as a therapist is modeled after the work of Dr. Milton Erickson. This means that I can utilize hypnotherapy when appropriate in my practice. I have hundreds of hours of training and supervision in Ericksonian Psychotherapy. I also have training in Brief Therapy Techniques, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Family Systems Therapy, and several other approaches. I work to be flexible with each client and listen to their concerns while receiving feedback as therapy progresses.

More About Eldon Richey

Experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I was first licensed in California in 1976. I have been practicing in Oregon since 2017. Over the past 46 years, I have maintained a private practice, and for 22 years during this time I had privileges at 3 psychiatric hospitals. My inpatient practice included seeing patients individually, providing group therapy on the adolescent and adult units, serving on committees as well as being a director of 2 programs in the hospital. These programs included the “Weekend Family Program” where I and my staff worked with patients and their families each Saturday and Sunday. I also was director of the “Disaster Response Team” which responded to traumatic events in Southern California.

Education
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy

Can I Help You?

I treat patients for:

  • Depression, Grief, Loss, Sadness
  • Anxiety, Worry, Stress, Panic
  • OCD: Obsessive-compulsive Thoughts or Actions
  • Traumatic Events, Trauma, PTSD

Hours:  9:30 AM – 4:30 PM