Richard Spires, LPC - Texas Therapist at Grow Therapy

Richard Spires

Richard Spires


4 years of experience
14138 TX-195, K...

My name is Richard Spires. I believe in the therapeutic alliance. Counseling is a team effort and we get the best results when we work together. Part of my counseling style is that I take time getting to know you and try to truly understand your issues. I have been to counseling myself and had experiences where I felt the therapist was not trying to understand my problems. I told myself that when I become a counselor, I never want any of my patients to feel like I didn't care. So I take pride in getting to know you and understanding your problems. So whenever you're ready to talk, I'm ready to listen.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

As a therapist, I have learned that forming a connection with the patient is crucial to the therapeutic alliance. I normally use the first session as an opportunity to get to know you and understand your history. I normally ask what desired outcome you would like to achieve from therapy and what goals you have for life.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

In therapy, I use lots of person-centered therapy which helps to develop a bond with the patient. I use cognitive behavioral therapy to help patients recognize thought distortions and how they affect their life. I am also EMDR trained and use it to treat complex trauma where traditional therapy has been ineffective.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I think that my biggest strength is being able to genuinely connect with people. I feel that my deep love for people transcends any educational training that I have ever received. The way that I care about and love people has helped me positively impact my patients' lives.

About Richard Spires

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14138 TX-195, Killeen, TX 76542


Virtual & in-person