Hello, I'm Rick. I believe life is about our ability to make healthy connections with others and to be our honest, true self while doing it
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Blanding, UT
My work with families and children in the child welfare system has had a trauma therapy focus for over 20 years.
My therapy work for years has had elements of Relational Therapy. Obtaining healthy relationships and connections with others is at the core of emotional and mental health.
I have done hospice work for several years helping people and their families work through end of life issues and with the challenges of grief and loss when a loved one dies. Grief or Loss can also be experienced regarding other events in life like the loss of a relationship.
One of my focuses over the past 20 years has been working with families (both parents and children) that have been involved with the Child Welfare System, from first involvement through reunification when possible, and through adoption and post adoption when needed.
I have worked with many families over the years who have adopted children and then needed help when challenges came up. Both parents and the child who has been adopted can often use help in working through the adjustments and struggles that can come up early on as well as years later. I have also worked with couples who want to adopt and need help with the emotions and stress of the process.