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Celena Richards

About Me

I support adolescent and adult individuals. I help you understand how feelings follow thought and support you in growing your awareness of and connection to those feelings. I value safety in the therapeutic relationship above all else and believe this is a parallel process to experiencing emotional safety in all of our relationships. I create this kind of environment by providing a calming, empathetic, and genuine presence to allow you room to grow, mend, and restore. 

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in South Carolina. I received my Bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston in International Studies with a concentration in Europe, alongside a minor in Psychology. I later obtained my Master’s in Clinical Psychology from The Citadel.

I am an experiential therapy resident and utilize cognitive behavioral techniques to target the relationship between feeling and thought through an eclectic approach. I also utilize mindfulness based techniques and believe in the importance of addressing the mind-body connection. I have experience with treating depression, anxiety, panic attacks, trauma, issues related to self-worth, and identity issues across a variety of settings. 

It took me some time and work in other fields to realize my true passion is to help others become their most authentic self. I first started going to therapy for my own healing in 2012 when I was suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder. I know that working together with my therapist helped me with my own difficulties from trauma, anxiety, panic, codependency, and perfectionism, and that working on my own recovery gave me the freedom to thrive and grow as a person. I currently reside in Charleston, SC with my husband, our son, and 2 very fluffy Siamese cats. I find my own regulation through dance, hiking, being in nature, and prioritizing my own healing.

— 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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