Rian Richardson (she/her)

Accepting Clients

You're not alone! Together, we'll create a life aligned with your goals!

Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL

About My Clients

Have you ever found yourself struggling with the belief that no one understands your struggles, leaving you feeling judged and isolated? Have stressful or overwhelming moments left you feeling unloved, a burden, or inadequate? Whether you've faced traumatic events in the past or are currently navigating challenging circumstances, it's crucial to recognize that you are deserving of feeling special and worthy. It's time to shed the burden of negative thoughts and embrace a path of prioritizing you

My Background and Approach

I welcome you as you are, I’m not here to tell you how to live your life. I’m here to support in creating a life you deserve. My approach and focus in therapy is to ensure a safe and welcoming environment that allows you to feel comfortable to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I’m an active listener who is open and kind with feedback. I ensure we have a space that’s judgment free, collaborative, and above all safe, to build your path through life’s tough moments. You are not alone, and I’m here with YOU. Trust me, I know reaching out for therapy is intimidating and scary, but I am here through it all. No topic is unwelcomed, no thought is too much, and together we will discover your new path. My goal is to be your guide to reaching YOUR goals and I am dedicated to that. Reach out today to start prioritizing you!

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

As an African American woman living in Chicago, I understand the pressure to ‘have it together’ or the need to be emotionally and mentally strong at all times. Life is extreme and when you add in the pressures to conform to the way of the world, life can be unbearable. Growing up on the west side of Chicago, I was able to see the inequities faced by brown and black people. I was able to see the negative impact of the injustices placed on the brown and black people. I was able to see the clear segregation of people, resources, and support and I am able to understand the pain the world has caused. My goal is to remind people of color that they are powerful , that their voices should be loud and clear, and that their presence is necessary. My passion is to be and create a safe space for those who struggle with just being. I enjoy working with the LGBTQIA+ community, the houseless community, and with Black Lives Matter to create a movement for equity, not just equality.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Evernorth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Rate: $130/session


877-750-3566 Email Rian
30 N Michigan Ave
Ste 515
Chicago, IL 60602

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