About Us

Dr. Chanelle Richards, Ph.D.

Dr. Richards is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of NY and NJ, with 15 years of experience evaluating and treating adults, couples, and adolescents. She has specialty training in psychological and neuropsychological testing, as well as advanced training in immigration evaluations. Dr. Richards founded and runs an online psychology practice dedicated to creating a safe space for the mental health and wellness of professional minorities, particularly persons of color.

Dr. Richards practices from an integrative approach and she has extensive experience in treating anxiety and mood disorders, relationship issues, stress management, and major life changes in diverse clinical settings, including correctional facilities, nursing homes and rehabilitative centers, and private practice. Dr. Richards also conducts psychological evaluations and treatment for victims of motor vehicle accidents.

Dr. Richards graduated from the University of Florida with a doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology in 2005. During her tenure, she participated on a research team focused on developing data driven approaches and interventions geared toward identifying and addressing the social and cognitive factors that facilitate preventative healthcare behaviors among culturally diverse populations. She subsequently completed her predoctoral internship for Mt. Sinai Services at Elmhurst Hospital Center. She further completed a post-doc in psychological and neuropsychological testing, as well as correctional psychology.

What to expect when
working with me?

Dr. Richards employs a direct approach toward identifying and implementing the necessary steps to address the immediate goals of her clients, as well as promote insight and skill development for the long-term, self-awareness, and overall growth as an individual. Dr. Richards creates a nonjudgmental, empathetic, and accepting environment catered to the individual needs and mutual collaboration of goals. This is consistent with her personality, such that she believes in individuality and diversity, as well as the need to understand the perspective of others. An open discourse is imperative. Techniques employed include role-playing, insight building, supportive therapy, identifying cognitive impediments and restructuring such thoughts, as well as practical assignments. 

How did Integrative Psychological Professional Service, PLLC get started:

Dr. Richards founded Integrative Psychological Professional Service, PLLC in 2020, an online group practice, during the COVID-19 pandemic in response to the increasing demands for quality psychological services amongst underserved populations, particularly person of color.

We offer goal-oriented individual, couples and family counseling in a comfortable, flexible and convenient manner. Our dedicated therapists are all licensed or trainees supervised by a licensed therapist with year of experience in the field. Each therapist was chosen to be a part of this independent group practice based on their personal and professional accomplishments, as well as cultural competence