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RAYMOND LLOYD RICHMOND, PH.D. holds his doctorate in clinical psychology and is licensed as a psychologist (PSY 13274) in the state of California.

Previous to his doctoral degree, he earned an M.A. in religious studies, an M.S.E. in counseling, and an M.S. in clinical psychology.
During the course of his education he received training in Lacanian psychoanalysis, psychodynamic psychotherapy, hypnosis, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. He completed a Post-doctoral Fellowship in Health Psychology. His clinical experience encompasses crisis intervention; treatment for childhood emotional, physical, and sexual abuse; trauma and PTSD evaluation and treatment; and treatment of psychotic, mood, and anxiety disorders.



B.A. English Literature
M.A. Religious Studies
M.S.E. Education/Counseling
M.S. Clinical Psychology
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Psychology



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Richmond, R. L. & Carmody, T. P. (1999). Dropout from treatment for chronic low-back pain. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 30(1), 51-55.


Richmond, R. L. (1997). The fourth pleasing idea. American Psychologist, 52, 1244.


Richmond, R. (1992). Discriminating variables among psychotherapy dropouts from a psychology training clinic. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 23(2), 123-130.



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Richmond, R. (1986). Biorhythms. Soft Sector, 2, 28-33.



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Richmond, Raymond Lloyd. Disasters and Trauma: The Psychological and Spiritual Battle Against Evil.


Richmond, Raymond Lloyd. Psychology from the Heart: The Spiritual Depth of Clinical Psychology.


Richmond, Raymond Lloyd. Anger and Forgiveness (Third Edition).


FOR THE SAKE OF TRUTH this website about the practice of Clinical Psychology does not accept any advertising.

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Raymond Lloyd Richmond, Ph.D.
San Francisco
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Throughout this website, my goal is simply to help you realize that although life can be painful, unfair, and brutal, it doesn’t have to be misery.
The practice of good clinical psychology involves something—call it comfort—which does not mean sympathy or soothing, and it certainly doesn’t mean to have your pain “taken away.” It really means to be urged on to take up the cup of your destiny, with courage and honesty.


Anger and Forgiveness
(3rd edition)

Shows how to turn the emotional wounds of daily life into psychological growth.

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Psychology from the Heart

Collected texts about the spiritual depth of clinical psychology.

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Disasters and Trauma

The Struggle for Psychological and Spiritual Growth.

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A Guide to Psychology and its Practice



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