Meet Brad

Bradley Richards, MA 

Psychiatric Preventionist

 

 

Brad is a skilled and sensitive psychiatric behavior interventionist and care navigator. He enters crisis situations, quickly grasping and understanding the facts in a way that allows him to re-frame and help those involved, to begin moving the crisis to a place of calm and clarity. What Brad does goes by many names: care navigator, care manager, behavioral analyst, and psychiatric interventionist. What Brad prefers to be called is a Preventionist!   Brad creates alliances with individuals and family members dealing with the impact of mental disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and substance abuse disorders. He helps to move the person needing care (literally providing transport services when needed) into appropriate services. Brad has a support team of 40 mental health professionals and coaches. He works nationally with a broad professional network to help families achieve desired outcomes.  As Founder and President of Brad Richards Inc., Brad works as an advocate, mentor, court-appointed care manager, and consultant in care plan development. He also used his advanced degree in behavior analysis to coordinate clinical care for 10 years at Eden II Programs in Long Island and Staten Island, NY, serving people with persons on the autistic spectrum. 

 

Here are links to a podcast and an interview we have done with Brad that describes his  work: 

 

Article: About Me (Brad)

 

Podcast on Mental Horizons: Podcast

Disclaimer: As a therapeutic consultant, Virgil advises, advocates, recommends, facilitates and empowers, but he does not treat mental illness or addiction. While offering 30+ years of mental health experience, he is not a licensed mental health professional, but will often refer clients to professionals and programs for treatment. 

 

Note: Virgil has no financial relationship with any of these programs, except for Houston Methodist Hospital and McLean Hospital for whom he has been a consultant. Any consultation he gives is for educational, informational and motivational purposes only and is not meant to replace professional psychiatric, psychological, programmatic, legal or financial advice the client may need for him or herself or their family member from a licensed professional. 

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