Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Malachi A. Richardson  is a licensed psychologist (specializing in clinical and forensic psychology) in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area Dr. Malachi Richardson specializes in providing therapy and psychological assessment services with expertise in adult and adolescent psychopathology, adolescent development, forensic assessment, and trauma exposure.

EDUCATION: Morehouse College, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and African-American Studies. Master and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Virginia (APA Accredited).

INTERNSHIP AND POST-DOCTORAL TRAINING: Dr. Richardson completed an APA Accredited internship at the Child Guidance Clinic at the Superior Court of Washington D.C. where he performed clinical and forensic evaluations and provided therapy for a juvenile population. His post-doctoral training was completed at Saint Elizabeths Hospital in Washington D.C. where he provided therapy, competency restoration, and psychological and forensic assessments for a population of adult offenders with serious mental illness.

CREDENTIALS:  Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

SUPERVISION: Dr. Richardson provides supervision for graduate level trainees (intern and extern level).

MEMBERSHIPS:  American Psychological Association (APA)

SERVICES PROVIDED: Comprehensive Evaluations including, but not limited to, Psychoeducational, Clinical, and Competency assessments with children, teens, and adults; Therapy with adolescents, adults, and groups; Clinical Supervision; Clinical/Forensic Consultation.

EXPERTISE:

ADHD Executive Functioning
Cognitive Functioning Parenting Skills
Coping Skills Trauma Exposure
Anxiety Depression
Mood Disorder Adjustment Disorders
Self-Esteem Anger Management
Men’s Issues Cultural Issues

 

Dr. Malachi Richardson is particularly passionate about providing services to underserved communities and working with youth and adults involved with the justice system. Dr. Richardson draws upon his research experience in the areas of mentoring and identity development to create a detailed and well-informed understanding of the presenting issues for his adolescent clients.

 

Beyond his expertise in adolescent work, Dr. Richardson has received robust training in therapy and assessment for adult patients at Western State Hospital, Saint Elizabeths Hospital, and at university counseling centers at the University of Virginia and Howard University. As a therapist. Dr. Richardson utilizes a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach that integrates an understanding of early childhood experiences and family dynamics in explaining and modifying behavior. Through this therapeutic approach, Dr. Richardson focuses on helping clients to identify the connections between their thoughts, feelings, and actions and collaborates with them to disrupt maladaptive behavior patterns. Across the scope of his work, Dr. Richardson is committed to providing services that consider the cultural and contextual factors that influence conceptualization, treatment, and outcomes for his clients. He approaches both assessment and therapy from a strengths-based perspective and strives to provide services with an awareness of the intersectional nature of privilege.