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LMFT Anela Richie

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Anela Richie is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

More about me

Licensing: LMFT
Years in Practice: 3
State: CA

I’d like to start by introducing myself. My name is Anela Richie. I was born in Hawaii and raised walking distance from the Joshua Tree National Park. Not long after graduating high school, I decided to join the United States Air Force. After being medically retired after 17 years I went to work for a large defense contractor, though I still felt the need to do more to help people, especially my fellow veterans and their families. My passion has always been helping people, even while in the military. Helping people realize their true potential, find their happiness or work through what they could not go a minute without thinking about; no matter what it may be.

So, I set out on a new adventure and career by enrolling in school at Argosy University. Throughout school I set out to help fellow Veterans get re-acclimated to civilian life by volunteering for local veteran’s organizations. Additionally, I volunteered for a local foster family agency working with families to complete their resource family evaluations for Riverside and San Bernardino counties. I completed three years of clinical training working in Murrieta Unified School District where I was able to consistently work with children and their families to improve the child’s mental state while in school through various therapeutic activities including the practice of mindfulness. This further ignited my passion for helping people and led me to open my private practice here in the Inland Empire.

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Anela has been very understanding and supportive. I'm not a fluent English speaker but she's patient all the time listening to my experience and problems. She helped me get through the most difficult time of my life so far. I really enjoyed talking to her and appreciated her respect and advice.

W.E.·Oct 05, 2021


She is extremely supportive. She listens and offers great help. She is always super responsive to messages. However, I think sometimes she doesn’t understand what my needs or worries are. Which could also be a result of teletherapy in general. She is extremely understanding and tries to accommodate tight schedules.

M.E.·May 05, 2021


Great theropist. Listens takes her time and easy to talk to.

K.R.·Mar 30, 2021


Anela is the perfect balance between compassion and pressure. She’s the first therapist to understand my need not to relive or unpack everything from childhood, but to guide me through identifying specific events and how that’s shaped my actions and life. For the first time, I have improved insight into my behaviors and how to create boundaries. The boundaries and my new understanding dissolve the deep-rooted hatred and contempt I carried/hidden for my entire life. My smile is becoming more real and not a mask used to hide the embarrassment, shame, and anger residing deep inside me. That’s her gift to me! And I couldn’t be more thankful!

C.H.·Jul 21, 2020


So far sessions with Anela have been very helpful. She listens but also gives a realistic view and perspective along with very good advice. She guides you to come to your own conclusions and challenges to think differently about your problems, often showing me a side I hadn’t thought of before. So far she’s been great!

M.O.·Jul 06, 2020


Anela has been a huge help in my mental health journey. She is kind, understanding, knowledgeable, and gives excellent advice. It feels like I’ve known her for a long time, she is that easy to talk to. I look forward to our sessions, and I would recommend her to anyone. Thank you, Anela!

H.A.·Jun 11, 2020


She’s been great so far.

S.C.·Jun 04, 2020


Anela has excellent listening skills. She gave me appropriate feedback, reflections, advice, and support.

R.O.·Apr 08, 2020


It's been great working with Anela. She fully supports and understands my concerns and needs. I will continue to work with her and would recommend her to friends or colleagues. Keep up the good work Anela - thanks Better Help!

F.U.·Mar 18, 2020


I'm still in an ongoing counseling series with Anela but she has been tremendously helpful and I have put her advice to immediate use. I'm really pleased with the entire process.

K.A.·Mar 13, 2020


Anela was great! I have had skepticism about talk therapy, but got over it quick talking to Anela. She helped keep it light and let me share what I wanted to and helped me piece together some sporadic thoughts. I am a chronic overthinker and she helped make sure to keep it simple and direct. Thank you!

F.A.·Mar 11, 2020


Anela Richie offers counseling online via BetterHelp

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