Traci Richards is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. She holds a Doctorate and a Master’s in Counseling from Old Dominion University and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Indiana University. Traci moonlights as an adjunct professor for Old Dominion University’s Master’s Program in Counseling and provides supervision for license eligible clinicians. Traci utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to assist with promoting wellness and change.

Traci has a broad range of experience working with adolescents and adults. She has worked in inpatient and outpatient settings and has extensive experience working with a broad range of mental health issues to include depression, anxiety, Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder, trauma, grief and loss, oppositionality, and mood disorders. She also has experience working with those adjusting to life circumstances and skills building to include conflict resolution skills, social skills, problem solving, communication, relationship, and parenting skills. In addition, Traci has experience counseling military members to assist with lifestyle issues including separation, reintegration, and adjusting to new communities.

Traci is a military veteran and a spouse to an active duty military member. She enjoys spending time with her family and neighbors. When she is not grading papers or enjoying quality time with her family, she can be found with her nose in a book.