Richard has over 30 years of clinical experience and intensive post-graduate training: with the Sex and Couple Therapy Unit, Psychology Department, McGill University Health Centre for over twenty years; a three-year program in Human Sexuality with the Faculty of Medicine, Laval University in Quebec City; and a two-year training in couple and family therapy with the Family Treatment Institute in Saint Louis, Missouri.
Some of his reputation may likely come from his 12-year stint as a Couple and Sex Counsellor/ Psychotherapist on CJAD Montreal (and CFRB in Toronto), and he was recently asked to return to the Canadian Armed Forces to train Clinical Directors in treating the impact of PTSD (Operational Stress) and trauma on emotional and physical intimacy and on Member’s couple and sexual lives.
He also previously trained professionally as an actor in the U.K., working there and in Israel and the United States. This reflects his personality which has been described as warm, engaging, exciting, stimulating, articulate, passionate, intelligent and humorous – all to say that he can decidedly connect with others - in the service of realizing important clinical objectives together.
Richard is respected by his colleagues – who have often referred to him as a resource of last resort. Not the last on their list but meaning, that he effectively uses a variety of evidence-based techniques to useful and tangible effect, even in more challenging situations.