Allison Richards, Ph.D

Allison Richards, Ph.D

Phone: 651-444-5056

Fax: 651-641-8635


1133 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105

Allison Richards, Ph.D


Allison Richards is a therapist at the Center for Grief, Loss and Transition. She works from an interpersonal framework where she seeks to develop a strong and safe therapeutic relationship with each client. Allison believes in the therapeutic power of providing clients the space to truly be seen and heard, especially when facing issues of grief, loss and transition, and strives to provide this to each client. She also incorporates elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness, when appropriate. Allison holds a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Minnesota and a doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Iowa.  She is currently working on accruing her supervised hours towards becoming a Licensed Psychologist. Allison receives regular supervision from Molly Ruggles, Psy.D., L.P.

 Allison’s previous work experience has predominantly been with college students as they transitioned from adolescence to adulthood. She also has experience working with women in multiple capacities (particularly around concerns related to pregnancy and postpartum). Allison has worked with a wide range of concerns, ranging from grief and loss, identity development, transition, trauma, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. She is honored to be part of the team at the Center for Grief, Loss & Transition.

 Allison lives in Minneapolis with her husband, two young daughters, and dog. She loves being outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.


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