Enid Richey Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Originally from New York City where I studied art, I began practicing in Southern California in 1986 as a licensed marriage and family therapist and in 1996, as a licensed clinical psychologist. I moved to Eugene in June 2017, where I am licensed in the state of Oregon as both an MFT and Psychologist. I am also nationally certified as a Master Addiction Counselor, a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist, Trauma Expert, and a Trauma and Addiction Specialist.
My compassion and dedication to alleviating suffering expands to all beings. As an animal advocate, since 2001 I have been working with many rescue organizations to change the fate of homeless and abused dogs.
I see therapy as an opportunity to explore one’s life with compassion, hope, and resiliency. How often we get stuck in painful memories leading to depression and despair or trying to control the future which results in anxiety, worry, and at times, terror. The human brain is wired for negativity. While this can be understood, it is not ‘carved in stone.’ The good news is that research shows that we are able to change this. Therapy, in a sense, gives one permission to make healthy choices and much deserved change. At times this may be painful, yet through supportive and encouraging teamwork, the outcome is a gift.
My approach to therapy is: one size does ‘not’ fit all. Each person is their own unique being, with their own worldview, thoughts, perceptions, and values. My therapeutic approach is one of respect, borrowing from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies: Mindfulness-Based Therapies, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy as well as Humanistic Therapies. I integrate Psychodynamic exploration in my approach to help recognize, identify, accept and work through unresolved developmental issues. I also employ various recovery-based models for the treatment of substance use, dual diagnosis, and co-dependency.
More About Enid Richey
I have been a licensed mental health professional since 1986. I work with a variety of psychological, emotional, and substance-related disorders. Prior to becoming a mental health professional, I worked in veterinary clinics where I learned the true art of compassion.
I am also full-time faculty at an accredited online university where I teach master’s and doctoral level students and coordinated curriculum development in the School of Behavioral Sciences, since 1993.
I am a licensed psychologist and licensed marriage and family therapist in both California and Oregon. I am also a NAADAC certified master addiction counselor, DOT qualified substance abuse professional as well as a NACBT certified cognitive-behavioral therapist.
I hold a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Professional School of Psychological Studies/La Jolla University in San Diego, CA., a master of science degree in counseling from California State University, Fullerton, and a bachelor of arts degree in art from the City University of New York.
Can I Help You?
I treat patients for:
- Depression, Grief, Loss, Sadness
- Anxiety, Worry, Stress, Panic
- Traumatic Events, Trauma, PTSD
- Bipolar Disorder