Rich received a Ph.D. in Couple and Family Therapy from Kansas State University and is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, North Carolina. One of his main clinical and research interests is marital therapy; he is passionate about premarital preparation and marital work with couples who have encountered disappointment, conflict, divorce ideation, and with couples who just feel “stuck.” Rich also has experience treating adolescents, undergraduate and graduate students, families, and trauma survivors (emotional, physical, and sexual), and has worked extensively with people struggling with depression and anxiety. He utilizes evidence-based approaches such as solution-focused therapy, self-determination theory, and attachment theory. Rich is also passionate about integrating spirituality into treatment when requested by his clients. During sessions, his goal is to establish an environment that is empathetic, collaborative, and goal-focused.
Rich was born and raised on Long Island, New York. Some of his greatest joys include family time with his wife and two children, the Mass, reading (e.g., Scripture, the Saints, C.S. Lewis), and running.