Authenticity, Alignment, Attunement and Abundance.
As I sat to type these paragraphs, I asked myself: "Akilah, what do you want people to truly know about you?" Those four words written above in bold describe what I strive for.
I am a woman, who knows both joy and pain in my own personal life. I treat all of my emotions with the dignity they deserve. They ground me to do the work I do with my clients.
I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, a Brainspotting Therapist and a Certified Relational Life Therapist and Facilitator. I have received training in various areas including Somatic Experiencing, Playback Theatre, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Neuroscience, Compassion Focused Therapy, and Internal Family Systems Therapy.
I am a mother. I am a partner. I am a researcher. I am a social worker. I am an advocate. I am an educator. I am a facilitator. I am a therapist. I am a person. I bring all of who I am to the spaces that I serve. They are listed in my affiliations below.
I show up as I am to the work that I do. I bring my skill and when needed, my stories to help people become the best version of themselves.
I sit with my people hoping to help them to find a sense of Authenticity, Abundance, Alignment and Attunement.
May you be well! May you be happy! May you be at peace!
Akilah Riley-Richardson, MSW, CCTP, RLT