Employee Assistance Professional
Richard is currently licensed and certified in substance abuse and mental health. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor – Supervisor, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Master Addictions Counselor, National Certified Counselor and Certified School Counselor. He has taught psychology courses at both the community college and university level. Richard has a diverse mental health and substance abuse background and experience. He has served in leadership roles in Community Supervision and Corrections, and Education, working as a counselor at all levels of academia with students from elementary to university age. He has also managed an HIV intervention and prevention program. Most recently, Richard served in a psychiatric emergency center and emergency medical center. He also has experience as a case manager with a managed care organization. Richard was previously the school counselor for Highly Ranked School for the Talented and Gifted High School (TAG Magnet) in Dallas, TX. Richard is bilingual; with fluency in Spanish.Richard has expressed excitement and enthusiasm for this new position and hopes to be an advocate for the community, his peers and employees of the Arlington EAP.