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
The summer of 2020 is looking different for our teenagers and they need to be creative if they want to find employment or make a couple of extra bucks during their time off.
How do differentiate between normal teenage angst and depression. Sadness is a normal emotion but teenage depression is different and here are a few things to watch for to help assess your teenager's mental health.
Dear Parent of a 2020 Graduate, I am sorry. I am so sorry for what is happening in our world that has affected your child’s senior year. It is heartbreaking. There is no nice way to convey how sad I am for you other than to say, “It sucks”. COVID-19 has disrupted...
My advice to the Class of 2020 is two simple words: Kindness Wins. You can never go wrong being kind and helping our teens understand this is so important.
Having a sassy, strong, spiriting daughter is a good thing. We need to embrace our daughters just the way they are, even if they are bossy and strong-willed.