Rich Clark


Rich Clark, Intern



About Rich

Rich is currently completing a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. Having spent twenty years as a high school educator and consultant, Rich brings to the counseling field a life-long passion for helping people maximize their potential. Also having
worked in a Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, he has extensive experience with adolescent populations, with adults with serious mental illness, and with marginalized populations, including the unhoused. Rich creates a non-judgmental, safe space through which clients can explore how to be the best they can be.


As a humanist, Rich believes that all people have a core identity that is good, light, open, and free. A chief aim of therapy, then, is to reconnect people to their inner Self. Rich’s approach is
integrative and Person-Centered, borrowing from Solutions Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Design Thinking according to the specific needs of the client.


One of Rich’s passions is working with folks who have substance abuse disorders, and Rich has extensive knowledge of recovery programming, including the 12 Step model.


While pain is, unfortunately, a necessary part of life, suffering does not have to be. Therapy is a process that Rich found first-hand to be a transformative experience, one that has paved the way for a serene life. Rich wants nothing more than to help others discover their own paths to
serenity, too.


Rich holds a Bachelor’s in English Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Master’s in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College Chicago, and a Master’s
in Educational Leadership from Roosevelt University. He was a National Board-Certified English Teacher and will be completing a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health from Capella University
next Spring.