Richard Marshall

Richard Marshall

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist


I will help you access your many natural strengths and resiliencies in working toward achieving your goals and living your preferred life.

Client Status

accepting clients



At a Glance


Rate: $125

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2013

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Family
  • Relationship
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

My Approach to Helping

I provide individual, couple, and family therapy focused on achieving personal and relational goals and helping people live the life they want to live. My approach is client-centered, non-judgmental, relational, and strength-based. I utilize a number of therapeutic models including Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy, Gottman Method, Narrative, Inter-generational Therapy, and Structural Family Therapy. I work holistically, considering all the contexts of your life including biological, psychological, family, social, cultural, and spiritual. The most important part of therapy is the relationship between the client and the therapist. No amount of theory or frameworks can substitute an attuned and collaborative therapeutic relationship. Schedule a consultation with me to see if we might be a good fit.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am a marriage, couple, and family therapist and have been in the mental health field since 2013. I received my Masters Degree in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy from Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling in 2014. I have worked in agency settings as well as in private practice, helping individual adults, teens, and children, as well couples and families overcome a broad range of problems including anxiety, depression, and relationship and behavioral problems. I bring a systemic, culturally-sensitive, relational, and trauma-informed perspective to my work with you. I am also a musician and am always open to exploring ways that music or other creative expression can be a positive and supportive part of your life.

Techniques I Use


  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy External link

    I have enjoyed using Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) since I began practicing. SFBT uses the client's own goals as a motivation for change. Therapy is therefore custom tailored to the individual client. SFBT harnesses the transformative power of the client's own strengths and interests, and builds upon ways the client may already be solving their own problem.

  • Family Systems External link

    Since I began practicing, I have used my graduate level training in family systems theory in order to help individuals and families identify and interrupt unhelpful recurring patterns of behavior and bring about lasting, positive systemic change. Additionally, family systems-informed therapy can help clients heal from damaging inter-generational trauma.

  • Emotionally Focused External link

    Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) is an evidence-based treatment, and together with the Gottman Method, is the therapeutic model I most commonly use with couples. Its power comes from its ability to tap into people's primal need for a close attachment bond to others. It helps people express their softer, more vulnerable emotions with the aim of increasing connection and closeness to others.

Issues I Treat


  • Family Conflict External link

    My Masters level training focused on family systems theory as used in the treatment of a wide variety of family problems. I have used this training since 2013 to help families resolve conflict and foster relational well-being.

  • Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Dependence External link

    I have specialized Masters-level training in treating addictions which I have continually utilized in my practice. This training incorporates family systems theory, which examines and aims to restructure ways in which the entire family can organize its behavior around those family members suffering from addiction.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    My Masters level training focused on family systems theory as used in the treatment of a wide variety of family problems, including couple and marital conflict. I have used this training since 2013 to help couples resolve conflict and foster deeper connection and relational well-being.

  • Anxiety External link

    Anxiety might be the most common problem I have helped people overcome. I also have some familiarity, as I have suffered from an anxiety disorder myself. There can be many causes and forms of anxiety, and I work collaboratively and holistically in supporting clients to find solutions that work best for them.

  • Depression External link

    Depression and other mood disorders are very common among people seeking therapy. I have helped many people make lasting positive changes to their mood by working collaboratively and holistically in supporting clients to find solutions that work best for them.

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