Celena Richards

LPC-A, Resident Clinician
About Me

How I support you in your recovery
I support my clients by creating a safe space for one to explore themselves and their relationships. I support my clients by continuing to do my own work and to walk out my talk so that I can help my clients do the same in their own life. I support my clients by providing both a top to bottom approach consisting of valuable information and education to help one understand what is happening in their experience and a bottom up approach consisting of interpreting the body’s signals, regulating the nervous system, and inner child work. I support my clients by giving them a space to be their authentic self and to feel seen and heard. 

How I support you in building a relationship with self
To have a relationship with self, one must also know oneself. A lot of the work I do with my clients is to rediscover who the self is at the core and to learn how to listen to one’s essence. I support you in connecting your mind to your body and learn how to listen to your body to build and maintain a relationship with self. I support you in building that relationship with self through learning to listen to the body and understand what it is saying, learn to lean into intuition and build internal trust, connect to your joy, and create safe spaces to be your authentic selves inside and outside of the body. 

My Personal Recovery Journey
I feel like my personal recovery is always ongoing, and that I am always growing and aiming to grow closer to my truest and highest self. Currently, I am working on my own codependency in relationships and how to differentiate my stress responses so that I am able to implement the right tools that are needed. I recently became very interested in Traditional Chinese Medicine and how that relates to my work as a clinician and my own recovery. As this becomes part of my recovery, I think it’s amazing to see how it lines up with our work at The HC, too. The nervous system and its effect on my own mental, physical and emotional health is fascinating, and I work to learn more about how to support it every day.

My Experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in South Carolina. I have 2.5 years experience in the field, including experience in community mental health, schools and outpatient therapy. I obtained my master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from The Citadel in May 2022 and joined The HC team in 2023. I obtained my undergraduate degree from College of Charleston in 2013 majoring in International Studies with a concentration in Europe and a minor in Psychology. I am an experiential therapy resident with training in other complementary modalities and a special interest in the influence of the nervous system upon recovery and pathology. I have a passion for working with people who experience chronic pain and chronic illness.

More About Me
My family consists of my husband, one year old son and 2 giant Siamese cats. I love nature and try to go outside for some portion every day. I love learning and trying new ways to approach things.  Dance is a big part of my life, and a great way for me to connect with myself and release energy. I feel at my heart and core I am an adventurer and love to explore and expand my perspective.

— What Element Do You Resonate With —


“When I think of the element of earth, I think about nature – a calming and peaceful place. Being in nature brings me back from the hustle and bustle of life to a place of feeling grounded and connected. It is a place where I can truly be myself and a place where I can safely explore and find something new.”

— What’s Your Walk Out Song? —

“Space Song” by Beach House

— How To Connect —

(803) 216-1604

[email protected]

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