Olivia Richardson

Intern

Focus Areas

Anxiety, Depression, Trauma & PTSD, Self-Esteem Issues, Eating Disorders

Olivia is a counseling intern in her third year of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Central Michigan University and has a Bachelor’s of Science in psychology from Michigan State University. After earning her undergraduate degree, she gained experience helping people through crises and trauma while working at Catherine Cobb Safe House, a domestic violence and sexual assault residential shelter. During her time there, she recognized her passion for helping others through their trauma and other mental health issues and realized she wanted to become a mental health counselor.

Olivia believes that everyone has the capacity to grow, change, and overcome life’s challenges by examining their core beliefs, values, and thought and behavior patterns in order to gain a different perspective and awareness in their lives and decide what they would like to change or work on to be able to better relate to themselves and their environment. Olivia works with each client from a cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness approach with a holistic perspective, meaning looking at all areas of a client’s life (physical, spiritual, emotional, and social), and helping them achieve balance in their lives.

Olivia lives in Mount Pleasant with her Australian Cattle Dog mix, Korra, and enjoys hiking, reading, watching shows/movies, crocheting and other craft projects.