Our Team

"I greatly appreciate all your help, and I feel that I have had some breakthroughs under your care."        --- R.H

We pride ourselves on our friendly and professional staff. Our therapists are licensed in the state Texas. We regularly attend seminars and conferences to ensure that our work is informed by the most advanced therapeutic methods.

This is who we are:

Michelle Richards, Ph.D.

Senior Therapist, Coach, & Trainer


Michelle Richards, Ph.D., is passionate about empowering you to discover your joy for life! She will apply the knowledge she's gained as a university faculty member, therapist, and clinical supervisor to help you achieve your goals. You will gain remarkable insight into your situation as Dr. Richards shares her wisdom, forged in years of training graduate students to become therapists and working with survivors of abuse and violence. After being in the field for twenty years, most likely Dr. Richards has guided others through issues that are similar to yours. Whether working one-on-one, in couple, family, or groups, you will receive caring nonjudgmental guidance from Dr. Richards that can help you make the decisions and the changes you desire. Dr. Richards has also developed multi-media recordings and courses to aide you. Learn more.



Therapy Dog Emeritus

2010 - 2022


Hi! My name is Dreamer. I am a "rescue dog" turned "therapy dog." I graduated from advanced canine obedience training. I earned an AKC Canine Good Citizen ® (CGC) Certificate. I was registered with Therapy Dog International as a therapy dog. I currently retired from my animal assisted activities duties. But, you may see me around occasionally.


Research suggests that animal-assisted therapy can increase trust, self-esteem, motivation, and attention span. It can also decrease loneliness and anxiety. It would make me so happy to see you. Learn more.

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