Daniel Richart, M.S., LPC, NCC
Narrative of Services:
I am the only therapist who treats OCD at Haven of Hope. Currently, only a small percentage of my clients have suffered from OCD, perhaps only 5%, with the remainder being clients suffering from various types of Anxiety Disorders and Depression. I have helped six out of six OCD clients reach recovery. As I increase my training and experience, I hope to greatly add to those numbers over the years, as Gwinnett County Georgia is underserved.
Facilities accessible by clients of all mobility levels: Yes<
I have received training from Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for OCD in Children and Adolescents, Anxiety Specialist Certification from the National Association of Cognitive-Behavior Therapists, and seminars, such as The Anxiety & Stress Management and Beyond the Doubt’s: Field-Tested and Retested Strategies for Navigating OCD. I will soon be taking and completing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder from Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy.
Around 50% of our clients are white women, children, and men. However, I have served clients from various Asian-American (Korea, China, Vietnam), African-American, Middle Eastern-American (Iranian, Saudi-Arabian), African (Nigerian), Western-European, Eastern-European, and Hispanic cultures, as well as several clients from the LGBT-Q community, along with people with various gender identities.
Mercer University’s Atlanta campus, where I earned my M.S., is a very diverse campus in a diverse part of the Atlanta Metro Area. The part of Gwinnett County where I live is also diverse. Along with Multicultural Counseling in graduate school, I have also attended a seminar on counseling LGBT-Q clients. I have several personal friends and counseling friends that are part of the LGBT-Q community that I can consult, though I have not needed to thus far in my career.