Chad Richardson, MA

Chad Richardson is Deaf and bilingual.  His primary language and communication preference is American Sign Language (ASL); he is also fluent in written English. Chad is a Mental Health Practitioner who completed his Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services at Judson University in Elgin, Illinois. He earned an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice at  Rock Valley College in Rockford Illinois. 

Chad is currently in the process of obtaining licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).  He has two years of graduate school training as well as two years of internship and work experience at Anixter Center in Chicago, Illinois.  At the Anixter Center, Chad facilitated individual and group mental health counseling for Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults.

Chad is interested in working with children and adolescents who are deaf or hard of hearing.  Chad is passionate about communication access. Chad’s goals are to facilitate improving communication skills between children and their parents, strengthen family bonds, and bolster family relationships as the child develops social and emotional skills.  Chad is also interested in assisting children and adolescents, to improve their self-esteem and self-concept,  as well as help parents develop effective, positive parenting skills, through different approaches and anger management.