Richard Hamon is an experienced mental health specialist, master therapist, trainer, clinical supervisor, writer and publisher of self-help materials. His career as a professional helper spans nearly four decades.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a National Certified Counselor, he has served the mental health needs of individuals, couples and families. As a Certified Holistic Coach, Richard has helped many individuals achieve their personal and professional goals and lead more successful lives.
Richard has a wealth of experience as an Outpatient Therapist at various mental health clinics, where he has done individual therapy, group, family and couple therapy. Specialties include relationships, marital therapy, hypnotherapy, child and adult issues, anxiety and depression, ADHD and spirituality.
Richard has a wealth of experience managing and developing programs in the mental health field. He has served as the Regional Director of Children's Services for the Bluegrass Board of Mental Health, managed an Outpatient Clinic and a Day Hospital program for the Chronically Mentally Ill, as well as a Therapeutic Foster Care agency.
Richard received his graduate degree from Marshall University and an under-graduate degree from the State University of New York at Geneseo. In addition, he has completed post-graduate courses at the University of Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University and West Virginia University.
In 2011, Governor Beshear appointed Richard to serve on the Marriage and Family Board of Directors, an executive board in charge of overseeing the delivery of therapy services and protecting the public in the Commonwealth. Richard served on the Continuing Education committee, and worked with his colleagues to ensure that therapists met the standards set by the legislature.
Richard Hamon has served in the non-profit and private sectors as a therapist, clinical supervisor and manager. As a member of the community mental health team, he has worked alongside the Kentucky Department of Mental Health to improve and develop services for children. And Richard has always been involved in training professionals, presenting numerous workshops and seminars on a wide variety of topics.
Richard has been in private practice in Lexington, Kentucky for several years, working with individuals and couples, and young people to help them achieve greater happiness and well-being. His online business offers innovative products and services, and is devoted to helping people around the world improve their lives and reach their dreams.
Richard's mission is to change the world, one healthy relationship at a time, and to help others make a difference, which will make the world a better place for everyone. "I never tire of my job as a professional helper because it is truly a calling, and I am always gaining new knowledge and skill, which makes it one of the most exciting careers in the world. I treasure my clients, and they are among my greatest teachers."
Richard Hamon is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and the Kentucky Marriage and Family Therapy Association.
After stints in restaurant management, manufacturing and sales, I found my life's calling in the mental health business. I began doing therapy in 1978 in the state of West Virginia as a graduate student, obtaining my first full-time position as a therapist in 1980. Working for a family service agency gave me an incredible opportunity to practice my new profession with troubled youth and their families. I worked my way up to become a Treatment Team Coordinator, and later a Clinical Supervisor and Manager of the agency. I did individual, family and group therapy in rural and urban settings, and in clients' homes, and helped previously institutionalized foster children thrive in their new homes and communities. And I was in private practice in West Virginia, as a Licensed Professional Counselor.
In 1987, I moved to the Bluegrass area of Kentucky, where I still reside. I worked for the Bluegrass Board Of Mental Health, Inc. for 20 years, where I held numerous positions, such as Outpatient Therapist, Clinical Supervisor, Program Director and Director of Regional Children's Services. I helped envision and develop the Bluegrass Impact program, design and manage after school treatment programs, and spearhead innovative interventions for mentally ill adults.
Throughout my career I have taught numerous workshops and trained many therapists. I have been a speaker at conferences and seminars. And I have supervised men and women working to gain licensure as family therapists. In addition, I have consulted and coached various organizations, helping them to improve their management systems and create healthier work environments.
Whether you’re interested in my digital products, therapy or coaching, feel free to send me a message or give me a call.