Fostering Resilience, Empowerment, Success and Hope (FRESH)

Practice specialties include treatment of problems related to foster care, adoption, family and other interpersonal relationships, issues with attachment, anxiety, depression, and complex trauma. Therapists on staff have extensive experience working with individuals and families experiencing issues related to acute and chronic life stressors.
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Congratulations on taking the first step on your journey towards becoming a better you. Acknowledging the need to change is easy but following through is difficult. Finding the right person to help you through your journey can be draining but important in successfully accomplishing your goals. Allowing yourself to be vulnerable to another person is scary, but it is a strength that aids in the healing process. Our therapeutic style is centered on respect, empathy, compassion, and self-empowerment. Our goal is to help you identify and process your feelings and connect them to behavior and outcomes. Humanistic and cognitive behavioral theories are used in an integrative approach to help understand your unique life experiences and how they have led to deficit-based feelings, emotions, and behaviors. Fostering Resilience, Empowerment, Success and Hope (FRESH) was created with the belief that everyone has the Resilience to persevere; the ability to Empower themselves and others; the strength to Succeed; and Hope that positive change is sustainable. Helping you develop and foster these characteristics and qualities is what therapy with my team is all about. There are three therapists on the FRESH team, Linda Gupton, Lorraine Ruiz, and Shari Richardson. To learn more, click on the "Request Appointment" button to check availability and schedule a free 15-minute consultation appointment with one of the therapists. We look forward to hearing from you. .
Shari Richardson
Founder/CEO, DSW, LCSW


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Abandonment
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Caregiver Issues
  • Couples Counseling
  • Custody Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Life Coaching
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Work Stress


  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family/Marital Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Humanistic Therapy
  • Integrative Therapy
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychotherapy
  • Social Work
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
  • Oxford
  • Oscar
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • UMR
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • 1199 SEIU National Benefit Fund


  • Sliding Scale Fee Range: $55 - $156