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
Now more than ever we need to put our mental health FIRST. So many things are weighing on us- our/other people’s health, our jobs, politics, finances, boredom, and isolation, to name a few. When our world feels chaotic, we feel chaotic internally. Taking care of...
Good morning 2021!! Not much feels different but so much feels different. We have survived a year like no other and we had to dig deeeeeep to figure ourselves out. We grew- just not in ways we thought we would at the start of 2020. Last January we had no idea what...
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” is the perfect pandemic song for 2020. Emphasis on “little”. The original song by Judy Garland says… "Someday soon we all will be together If the fates allow Until then, we’ll have to muddle through somehow So have yourself a...
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.