Hello! My name is Kelly Richardson
I am a Licensed Psychotherapist as well as a Mom, hence the name “Thera-Mom”.
I live in Northern California with my husband, three kids, and a black lab named Sunshine. I love being a therapist and offering a safe place for people to take their mask off for one hour and just be themselves. As simple as it sounds, it can be life-changing. I have the privilege every day of watching people’s lives transform as they let go of trying to be who they aren’t and start embracing all that they are. More importantly, I love being a MOM to my active, sport-loving kids- two boys in college (Go Aggies! and Go Hornets!) and one girl in high school (Go Bulldogs!). Each of my kids is so amazingly different, it’s hard to believe they share the same gene pool.
Like most moms, I wear a lot of hats– sister, daughter, wife, friend, mother, cousin, worker. Our roles and jobs are varied and in one day we can wear five or ten different hats. As women, we represent so much within us because each hat matters and each hat allows another side of ourselves to shine.
Let’s be honest- being a Mom is a full-time job no matter how old your kids are and finding time to just do you feels impossible. It’s nice to have a place where we can do life together–unapologetically and authentically–like in my therapy office. Walk this crazy journey called life with me, as hectic and stressful as it may seem at times.
Read my blogs, comment with your thoughts, challenge my thinking, share your ideas, and help me, help you. Thank you Jerry Maguire.
Kelly’s Latest Blog Posts
As we go into the holidays during such a crazy time, the best gift you can give yourself is the gift of flexibility. Find out what the word “tradition” means in Latin and why we need to be open to change during a time that we need more blessing, less stressing.
If there is one thing I have learned, it is to trust the universe. For most people, December signifies holiday season. People are busy with decorating their homes, shopping, gift wrapping, baking and fun parties. For those who love the holidays, it is the most...
It’s important to teach our teenagers what an unhealthy relationship looks like and give them permission to break up with someone who does not make them happy.
Sometimes the best conversations with our teenagers are the ones that all we do is listen and offer a hug. Effective communication is not in our words but often lies in our arms.
Therapy is cool. It can be a life-changing decision that brings peace and clarity to our lives. Here are 5 reasons #therapy is cool.