Richard P. White, MA, LMHC

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Rick is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC 4187) and has over 25 years of professional counseling experience. He received his BS in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida in 1990 and earned his MA in Counseling from Rollins College in 1993. He has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor since 1995.  Rick specializes in working with adult survivors of childhood trauma, treating anxiety and depression, addiction, grief recovery as well as family, child, teen and marital counseling. Rick has experience working in a variety of settings including private practice and inpatient. He has been in private practice since 1993 and has helped countless individuals, families and couples find restoration and healing.  Your future is too important to trust in the hands of anyone less experienced.   He is also a Charter Member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and is skilled and comfortable blending a faith-based approach to counseling when needed.  
 
Rick completed his internship with the US NAVY and has worked closely with service personnel ever since.  Whether you are struggling with PTSD, family conflict stemming from the stresses of military life or just needing help in transitioning back to civilian life, Rick can be of assistance. He also served as the Clinical Director of a major Central Florida chemical dependency treatment program.
 
Rick has had extensive experience teaching and speaking at workshops and seminars on a variety of mental health topics including parenting ADHD children, coping with grief and loss, improving marital intimacy and communication, suicide prevention, and many others.  Rick has also been a frequent guest on local TV and radio programs and served as producer and co-host for a popular mental-health related daily radio program.  
 
Your first intake appointment will typically be 55 minutes. Subsequent sessions are generally 45 to 50 minutes. The goal of your first visit is three-fold: to get to know your (1) history, (2) current struggles and (3) hopes and goals for the future. By the end of this first session we should have a “game plan” for moving forward. It is also my goal in the first session to make new clients feel as comfortable as possible and also address any questions you may have about myself or the counseling process in general. I see therapy as a collaborative process. We will work together to help you reach the goals that are important to YOU.
The frequency of sessions and length of treatment will depend on the severity and persistence of your concerns. Some clients get what they need in two or three sessions, others come for much longer, depending on their needs. I generally recommend weekly appointments at first, and then reassess once we both feel the process is moving in the right direction. 
 Drawing from his wealth of clinical experience, Rick is able to tailor a treatment approach that is unique to every client. If you would like more information or would like to schedule an appointment with Rick, please call (407) 654-5700 and speak with Cassie or Jodi or email him directly at rick@wintergardencounselor.com.


Richard P. White Reaches

Winter Garden FL
Orlando FL