Psychological Evaluations

Psychological Evaluations: A series of formal or structured psychological or neuropsychological tests as well as clinical interviews designed to identify and describe emotional, behavioral, or learning problems, as well as provide treatment recommendations.

Neuropsychological Evaluations: Utilizes standardized assessment tools and the integration of findings with other data to determine whether cognitive decline has occurred, to differentiate neurological from psychiatric conditions, to identify neurocognitive etiologies, and to determine the relationship between neurologic factors and difficulties in daily functioning. Such evaluations aide in determining the following diagnosis: Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, ADHD, Cognitive and Learning Disorder, etc.

Immigration Evaluations: A mental health assessment provided for an immigrant to submit as part of their legal case

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  • Asylum Cases–Explains the psychological reasons why a client missed the one-year filing deadline; and detailing how PTSD symptoms provide evidence of the persecution they suffered
  • Extreme Hardship Cases–Identifies the unique factors contributing to a client’s psychological distress such as: illness; disability; professional, financial, or academic hardship; or adverse home-country conditions that would affect the petitioner or their family members
  • VAWA Cases–Details the client’s psychological symptoms, which are common for domestic violence victims; assessing credibility; and where useful, explaining less common phenomena such as ways in which men are abused by female partners
  • N-648 Cases– Provides a cognitive or mental impairment assessment in a request for exception to the English and civics testing requirements for naturalization because of physical or developmental disability or mental impairment.
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Modalities of Treatment

Individual eTherapy– One-on-one online counseling to address stressors and associated responses, as well as assist with coping skills, life transitions and personal development.

Group eTherapy Theme based or support group online counseling sessions with peers. 

Couples eTherapy– Online counseling intended to address relationship struggles between 2 individuals. 

Family eTherapy– Parents, children, and extended family members address familial issues and conflicts in online counseling at the same time.


We Cater To:

Stress Management

 Feeling overwhelmed, underperforming, disorganized and a lack of control can induce unyielding stress. Psychotherapy can help with managing stress, which can ultimately improve one’s quality of life, relationships, and productivity. 

Relationship issues

All relationships have ups and downs. Infidelity, communication problems, sexual issues, co-parenting, family of origin issues, blended families, and absolving relationships are among the most common relationship struggles. In contrast, pre-marital counseling promotes insight and increases the debt of knowledge about each other in a relationship. Couple counseling help address these issues and the relationship dynamics between each other. 

Personal Growth & Development

What makes you feel happy and fulfilled? Gaining a better understanding of yourself, your needs, desires, wants, strengths, weaknesses, and boundaries. Counseling for personal development can help define life’s purpose and goals, as well as increase esteem and personal enrichment.   

* The information contained on this website is not intended as a substitution for medical or psychiatric treatment. Using this website does not constitute a client/therapist relationship with Dr. Chanelle Richards, PhD.  A full intake assessment is necessary in order to establish that relationship. If you are in an emergency state or situation, please stop and call 911 for help.

Cost of Therapy/Fees:

A typical eTherapy initial session cost $250. Thereafter, session fees vary from $115.00 – $180.00, depending on the session length (30/45/50 min). We accept all major credit cards and Health Savings Account (HSA) credit cards. 

Some plans may provide partial reimbursement for Out-Of-Network services and may also allow you to submit it to your Flexible Spending Account. Please consult your insurance carrier for more details about your specific health care plan and we will gladly provide you with a receipt for therapy services (i.e., Superbill). 



National Alliance on Mental Illness ( NAMI supports millions of Americans with mental health conditions.

The Loveland Foundation ( provides financial assistance to Black women and girls seeking therapy.

The Boris Lawrence Henderson Foundation ( also provides information on nonprofit organizations who offer programs for mental health issues in the African American community.