Sylvia Ritchie, LCSW Resident

Who am I?

Hello!  I am Sylvia Ritchie.  For over 25 years, I have had the opportunity to walk alongside families, couples, youth and children, helping them to learn new ways of seeing their struggles, conditions, and past traumas.  I provide counseling services in-person and via telehealth. 

I earned my BSW degree from Alabama State University in 1989, my MSW from the University of Alabama in 1995 (Roll Tide!), and a Master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling in 2018 from Regent University. I am also a certified Christian Life Coach and a published author. I am serious about serving you to the best of my ability. My motto is “Small Steps of Intentionality Create Great Change.”  I have two wonderful sons, and the newest member of our family is Eddie, our very affectionate kitty.

I love working with:

I work with clients that are experiencing depression, anxiety, fear, and loss.  I am also proficient in helping those experiencing unhealthy communication in relationships, unforgiveness, and loneliness.  My commitment to you is to explore every resource available to help you to live more fully emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually.

Some of my favorite approaches include:

  • Adlerian therapy
  • CBT
  • Person-centered therapy
  • Christian-centered counseling

I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Adlerian therapy, and Person-centered therapy models to aide in helping you to set and reach your goals. I believe that your family of origin, your worldview and your conditioning have all played a role in shaping your world. Often, these influences are very healthy, however, they can also be very dysfunctional and without your knowledge or permission, leave you with unknown “hooks” that control your life.  As we work to identify dysfunctional/unhealthy “hooks,” you can then choose to change the impact that they are having on you. Challenges and struggles are a real part of life. They cause us to grow, change, and become better at being our true selves. However, when they become overwhelming, having the right therapist to help you navigate which path is right for you is invaluable!