Dr. Kirleen Richardson-Neely
CEO, Richardson Counseling Services
Dr. Neely has worked in the mental health field for over eighteen years. She has been the chief executive officer of Richardson Counseling Services since it’s inception in 2001. Dr. Neely has gained valuable knowledge and experience through collaborations and employment with many prominent social service organizations. She has served in an array of capacities including psychotherapist, adjunct professor, counselor supervisor, caseworker, case manager, consultant and seminar facilitator. She currently manages the day to day operations of the counseling center and is also an adjunct professor at Webster University in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Neely is licensed by the Texas State Board of Professional Counselors and is an approved counselor supervisor. She holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Sam Houston State University, a Masters degree in Counseling from Prairie View A & M University and a PhD in Counselor Education from St. Mary’s University. Dr. Neely incorporates relational cultural therapy, and cognive behavioral therapy with her Christian belief system. She She is supported by her husband and two beautiful daughters.
Richardson Counseling Services, PC
The practice began with the mission of empowering families, adults, and adolescents with tools to combat depression, disruptive behavior patterns, and anxiety. During the initial years, the company worked extensively with adolescent anger management issues and sexual abuse trauma. The practice teamed up with social service agencies such as Child Protective Services, Head Start, DePlechin Children Center and multiple foster homes to meet the needs in the community. RCS, later expanded its reach to include the needs of employee’s in the work place. Through employee assistance programs, RCS focused on addressing issues such as major depression, anxiety, marital discord, and low self-esteem.
In 2007, RCS moved it’s office from Houston, Texas to San Antonio, Texas. RCS, established it’s presence in the San Antonio region and continued to use its resources to make a difference in the lives of others. Currently, the central platform of the company is to implement programs that will provide affordable counseling services to working families and individuals. RCS, is able to accomplish this goal through it’s counselor training program. Licensed professional counselor interns provide affordable counseling services while receiving advance clinical training and supervision.
MEET OUR STAFF
Ellen Hartman/ Office Manger
Ellen has over 30 years of experience working with children and families. Ellen managed and directed Early Childhood programs for the Department of Defense in Europe, and Asia. Ellen joined Richardson Counseling Services in 2013 as Office Manager. Ellen has a BA in El. Education from Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania and a minor in Early Childhood Education from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ellen and her husband retired in San Antonio, Texas in 1995, after serving 24 years in the USAF. Ellen is the proud mother of two adult sons and three amazing grandchildren.
After a 28 year career as a manager for a Fortune 50 corporation, Kathy embarked on a second career as a therapist. She choose this field after witnessing numerous examples of people, through therapy, learning and growing in ways that significantly improved their lives. Kathy applies her life skills and experience, as well as her formal graduate education at our Lady of the Lake University, to working with individuals, couples and families to assist them in working through life issues. Using a strengths-based approach drawing upon Narrative, Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused therapies, Kathy applies techniques from other therapeutic modalities as well. She sees her function as assisting clients in making changes needed to accomplish their desired goals and she offers them resources to support them in making the changes they desire. Her greatest joy is helping clients to improve their lives. She is currently completing the supervised counseling hours required by the Texas State Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and is under the supervision of Sherley Williams, MS, LPCS, LMFT.
Walt recently made the transition from sales and marketing in the automotive parts industry to the counseling profession. His work in the corporate world as well as social services has shown him the benefit a good counseling relationship can have on a client. Walt works primarily from the theoretical orientations of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Reality/Choice Therapy and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy. However, Walt implements aspects of other orientations such as Gestalt Therapy when it is deemed appropriate for the client’s progress. Additionally, he espouses a strengths based approach which works to identify existing strengths the client already possesses to overcome issues. Walt’s background includes working as a volunteer instructor in Texas prisons and jails as well as working with the homeless in San Antonio. Walt has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University and recently received his Masters of Arts in Counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Walt is currently completing the supervised counseling hours required by the Texas State Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and is under the supervision of Dr. Kirleen Neely, PhD, LPC-S.
Tonya enjoys working with individuals, couples, families, and children. She views therapy as a way to help clients find a more successful and meaningful way to experience life. She uses a variety of therapeutic approaches and techniques to help clients develop coping skills necessary to address issues they may be experiencing. Tonya’s formal education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services and a Master of Arts in Counseling, both from Wayland Baptist University. Tonya is also a proud United States Air Force veteran, honorably serving her country for over 26 years. After retiring from the Air Force, she worked part-time as a substitute teacher, primarily with students with special needs and behavioral issues. She was also active in the community, volunteering as a Court-appointed Child Advocate for foster children and volunteering as a Family to Family teacher for San Antonio National Alliance on Mental Illness. With compassion and understanding, she works with each client to help them build on their personal strengths and skills to empower them to live a healthy and balanced life.Tonya is currently completing supervised counseling hours required by the Texas State Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and is under the supervision of Dr. Kirleen Neely.
Calleen earned her master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Psychology, in Pasadena California in 1993. She also has a master’s degree in business administration. Calleen is a licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed therapist supervisor, certified employee assistance professional and substance abuse professional. She has worked in the employee assistance field for over 19 years and has served as clinical director of a partial hospitalization program and manager of clinical services. She has counseled a wide array of populations including children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. Calleen enjoys providing individual, play, couple, family and group therapy. She is married with a 12-year-old son. Family life along with her Christian spiritual life is important to her.
Maile Giles /Licensed Marriage and Family Associate
Francis Friedrick MA, LPC/ (independent practitioner)
Adrian Warren PhD, LPC-S/ (independent practitioner)