Dr. Richard Shur earned his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) with a concentration in Couples and Family Therapy and a Master’s of Science in Clinical Psychology (MS) from Chestnut Hill College. In addition to working with young adults, teens, families, depression, anxiety, obsessionally, he is also a Certified Advanced A & D Counselor (CAADC) and specializes in problems related to drinking and substance misuse. His doctoral dissertation focused on perceptions of barriers and motivators to treating substance misuse.
He has been formally trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and evidence-based treatment approaches to problems involving drinking and the use of substances. He has several years of extensive experience working with teens and young adults in college and university settings and considers this population part of his expertise. Moreover, he has worked professionally in several hospitals and a D & A facilities throughout his career.
My clientele tends to split 50/50 between working professionals like business owners, physicians, executives and their children/families. I understand the difficulties that high functioning, intelligent people experience in balancing a family, relationship, work, and their emotional well-being. I also really enjoy working with teenagers (16+) and young adults trying to figure out who they are and what they would like to become.
Generally speaking, the people who seek me out are looking to fire on all cylinders, to feel better, to enjoy their lives, and to connect with others. In the past they may have struggled and never attended a therapy session, perhaps thinking it wasn't a good fit. They enjoy coming to my sessions because they are comfortable and enjoy the experience. I really try to tailor the experience to each person that steps through the door and add humor to my work to lighten things up from time to time.
Mood Disorders, Addictive problems, Self-esteem, Young adults, Teens, Men’s issues, Family/Relationship conflict, Grief/loss.
I enjoy listening to heavy metal records while reading science fiction, fantasy, and horror books, because it really makes the stories pop. I’ve played bass for over ten years and recently started to teach myself guitar. Above all else, I love the process of helping people and have really found purpose and meaning in helping others. I'd be glad to answer any questions you might have about myself, my therapy strategies, or what you can expect from the therapy process.
I offer free phone consultations if you are interested in learning more about our practice or possibly pursuing counseling services.
Bucks County Psychological
10 S Clinton St #201, Doylestown, PA 18901
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