Emilea Richardson (she/her)

Accepting Clients

Confession time -I used to be THAT therapist. I’d say 'feel your feelings!' And my overachieving, therapy students would give it their all.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Charleston, SC

About My Clients

But honestly, all they have is feelings. Curled into the quilt on the bed, you try to keep the sobbing quiet. “What if I’m not into this whole Jesus thing? Everyone seems to have access to something I can’t reach. Maybe I’m the problem.” The thoughts spin faster and faster. You breathe through pursed lips to try to calm down. Don’t want your roommate to come check on you. Long ago, you mastered the art of crying without making a sound. Tears rolling down cheeks like a silver screen queen.

My Background and Approach

The cork screw of anxiety twists deeper into your abdomen. What am I doing with my life? you wonder. How did I end up here? Your eye catches the stack of books on the bedside table - Bible, journal, Rachel Held Evans book, index cards of verses. You haven’t touched it in month. You’re so sure those books are going to ‘change your life.’ But every morning the alarm rings and you think hit the snooze over and over and over. My clients are trapped in an intersection of desperation for certainty, spiritual neglect, and relationship anxiety. Through Radically Open Soulwork, they discover their own inner wisdom, learned the sweetness of life is in the messiness, welcome emotion as an opportunity to grow, and have at least two strong, genuine relationships. The kind where you can call on a really bad day and let it all hang out. I combine sessions, a private podcast of my own creation, and engaging with artwork to make some math magic: Tools + Intuition = Transformation.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I’m Emilea - a therapist, a seriously playful heart, and a sharply intuitive spirit. I love a metaphor and a Meg Ryan movie. And I’m fluent in Evangelical faux-authenticity (the life group I’m plugged into just wants to do life together, you know?) and now love playing with the tarot. After spending my entire life as a devout evangelical Christian, I realized it took advantage of my self doubt. My need to people please. My ability to push through even when I was hurting. It took me three therapists, countless workbooks, and all of the Brene talks on the internet to come out the other side. I don’t want you to spend eight years figuring it out. With everything you’re juggling, radically open soulwork is exactly what you need. We’re going to the core of your soul where the belief is strong and defies logic. And you’ll heal.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 7 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $145 - 185/session

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