Richland Oaks has clinicians at all levels of experience.  Well seasoned clinicians, early career professionals, and graduate students in mental health programs.  All pre-licensed clinicians are supervised by seasoned clinicians, and also receive generous amounts of peer consultation.  Our weekly consultation provides a robust and lively discussion - regardless of the level of experience, all are challenged, sharpened, and supported to think deeply, thoughtfully, and creatively about our clients and the contexts in which they find themselves. 


Good therapy gently but firmly moves people out of denial and compartmentalization. It helps clients to develop richer inner lives and greater self-knowledge. It teaches clients to live harmoniously with others. And
it enhances existential consciousness and allows people to take responsibility
for their effects on the world at large.
— Mary Pipher, Letters to a Young Therapist

Licensed Psychologists (LP) - are clinicians with doctoral degrees (typically PhD or PsyD) in psychology and have passed a series of exams, and received two years (typically 4000 hours) of full-time supervised experienced past their doctoral courses.  Licensed Psychologists can practice independently.  

Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) - are clinicians with masters degrees (typically MA or MS) who have received 3000 hours of supervised experience past their masters courses.  LPCs can practice independently. 

Post-Doctoral Residents - are clinicians with doctoral degrees (typically PhD or PsyD) in psychology and are in the process of passing a series of exams, and received one year (typically 2000 hours) of full-time supervised experienced during their doctoral program.  They are supervised by Licensed Psychologists. 

Pre-Doctoral Interns - are clinicians who have finished all the of their doctoral course work, and are completing their first of two years (typically 2000 hours each year) of full-time supervised experience.  They are supervised by Licensed Psychologist. 

Licensed Professional Counselor-Interns (LPC-Intern) - are clinicians with masters degrees (typically MA or MS) who are in the process of completing 3000 hours of supervised experience past their masters courses. LPC-Interns are supervised by Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisors.