What you need to know about me

Richard Olson

As an out therapist who has worked extensively with gay men for over thirty years, I bring cultural awareness, compassion and empathy to the therapeutic relationship. As a graduate of one of the earliest  LGBT psychodynamic training programs designed for LGBT therapists, I operate from an informed theoretical perspective as well. I am flexible and eclectic in approach. I am committed to providing the individualized course of treatment you are entitled to, maximizing your unique strengths while shoring up areas of deficit.

Working through and altering OCSB requires commitment and tenacity. Developing insight, working through shame and anger, exploring the effects of childhood sexual abuse or developmentally pre-mature sexual acting out are pivotal.  So is recognizing that lasting change requires action. Together, we will formulate a treatment plan utilizing external resources when appropriate, as well as in depth therapy. Progress towards meeting treatment goals will be re-assessed and reformulated on a regular basis. We will work together to achieve maximum contentment and authenticity.