City Street

“THE SECRET OF GETTING AHEAD IS GETTING STARTED ”

MARK TWAIN

 

ABOUT ME

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

Richard Olson has been providing psychotherapy services for almost three decades to diverse client populations.  He is a graduate of Hunter College of The City University of New York and The Institute for Human Identity, where he provided clinical supervision to staff and functioned as the Director of Student Training. 
Trained in a wide variety of therapeutic techniques, he takes an individualized, specific approach based upon the needs of his clients. He has been conducting group psychotherapy specifically focusing on men’s issues since the 1980s. He has extensive experience assisting individuals in the LGBTQ community confronting their own or a loved one’s alcohol abuse.  He also has extensive experience working with gay men exploring their sexual impulsivity.  
Other areas of expertise include issues around aging, chronic mental illness and its impact on the family system, challenges faced by the 
immigrant and refugee community, assisting individuals exposed to trauma, and a wide variety of issues of concern to the LGBT community.

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  • Institute for Human Identity/ The International School for Mental  Health Practitioners-

    • Training program in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with the LGBTQ Community.

  • Hunter College School of Social Work

    • Post Graduate Program in Advanced Clinical Social Work

  • Hunter College School of Social Work

    • M.S.W.

  • State University of New York-Oswego,NY

    • B.S -Education

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Individuals and Couples

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Depression/ Bipolar Disorder

  •  Stress and trauma

  • Family of Origin Issues

  • Alcohol and Drug Problems

  • Addiction/ Compulsive Sexual Behaviors

  • Grief and Loss

  • Career Development Issues

  • Self Esteem Concerns

  • Men's Issues

  • Challenges of Parenthood

  • Aging/Life Transitions

  • Stress Related to Self Acceptance and the Coming out process

  • Gay Men and Aging

CONTACT ME

 

For information regarding insurance and fees, or if you require any further information or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact me.  I look forward to hearing from you.

PHONE

917-685-1181

ADDRESS

5443 N. Broadway St. No. 2N

Chicago, IL 60640

333 W. 57th Street STE 102

New York, NY 10019

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