Lauren Richardson, PhD, MA
Offices: Santa Ana, Costa Mesa
Dr. Richardson is a licensed psychologist who is passionate about engaging in a collaborative process of exploration and healing with people who are encountering painful life circumstances and are in a place of feeling stuck. She desires to assist people in discovering their unique path of healing that reflects their individual identity and life experiences. For each person with whom she works, her hope is to come alongside the individual, create a space of acceptance and identify the root issues that are preventing the person from living a meaningful life. Ultimately, Dr. Richardson’s goal is to provide guidance toward a place of peace and balance.
Dr. Richardson provides therapy for individuals with a wide variety of challenges including trauma, alcohol and substance addiction issues, grief and loss, relationship issues, and self-esteem and identity issues. She is especially skilled at assisting people with complex and severe mental health issues. Additionally, she is passionate about helping individuals work through and cope with medical health issues. Dr. Richardson also has interest in spiritual and religious issues and is open to incorporating one’s spirituality into the therapeutic process. Dr. Richardson also provides psychological assessment to both children and adults.
• Addiction and substance abuse
• Suicidal ideation
• Severe mental health issues
• Relationship issues
• Life transitions
• Identity issues
• Individual Adults
• Children (psychological assessment only)
• PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary, Graduate School of Psychology
• MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary