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Chanelle Richards(She/Her/Hers)

Psychologist, PhD
New YorkNew Jersey
Anxiety - Depression-Life coaching- Life transitions-Race & cultural identity-Imposter syndrome-

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Professional statement

Dr. Richards is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of NY and NJ, with 18+ years of experience evaluating, coaching, and treating adults and adolescents.

Dr. Richards practices from an integrative approach and she has extensive experience in treating anxiety and mood disorders, relationship issues, stress management, and major life changes in diverse clinical settings, including correctional facilities, nursing homes and rehabilitative centers, and private practice. She founded Integrative Psychological Professional Service in 2020, an online group practice, during the COVID-19 pandemic in response to the increasing demands for quality psychological services amongst underserved populations. She is also the founder of Potential Optimization Consulting, a consulting practice dedicated to helping women and professional minorities leverage their strengths, attain their goals, and reach their highest potential.

Dr. Richards graduated from the University of Florida with a doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology in 2005. During her tenure, she participated on a research team focused on developing data driven approaches and interventions geared toward identifying and addressing the social and cognitive factors that facilitate preventative healthcare behaviors among culturally diverse populations. She subsequently completed her predoctoral internship for Mt. Sinai Services at Elmhurst Hospital Center. She further completed a post-doc in psychological and neuropsychological testing, as well as correctional psychology.

Message to clients

I employ a direct approach toward identifying and implementing the necessary steps to address the immediate goals of my clients, as well as promote insight and skill development for the long-term, self-awareness, and overall growth as an individual. I create a nonjudgmental, empathetic, and accepting environment catered to the individual needs and mutual collaboration of goals. This is consistent with my personality, such that I believe in individuality and diversity, as well as the need to understand the perspective of others. An open discourse is imperative. Techniques employed include role-playing, insight building, supportive therapy, identifying cognitive impediments and restructuring such thoughts, as well as practical assignments.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 19 years

University of Florida, PHD, 2005
University of Florida, MS, 2002
Cornell University , BS, 2000


New Jersey: 35SI00640700 - New York: 017079




Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

Imposter syndrome - Learning how to identify instances of imposter syndrome and combatting any beliefs that one is not enough or does not deserve good things; practicing assertiveness and developing confidence


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Chanelle Richards is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$300 (60min)

Additional session information

Therapist's note

Initial session (60 min)-$300

60 min session-$300

45 min session-$250

30 min session-$200