Richard Pepin, LAC

Richard PepinRichard Pepin, LAC



Richard completed his undergraduate education at New Jersey City University. Then later, completed his master’s degree at New Jersey City University majoring in Counseling. He then went on to finish his post-graduate training at Alliance Community Healthcare. During Richard’s time in Alliance Community Healthcare, he was focused on a humanistic theoretical orientation while concentrating on individual and group counseling.


Richard has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families within the Jersey City Community. He has used multiple theoretical models and techniques throughout his work experience; including: de-escalation skills, obtaining community support, and challenging negative thinking. In his clinical experience, he has worked with a diverse population of individuals and has assessed for suicidality, depression, and anxiety. Richard has provided families with support on how to manage acting out behaviors in their teens. He also is able to provide continuing support for adults, children, and teens affected by domestic violence, trauma, and depression.


Richard recently completed his training in opioid addiction and has trained in various areas such as Motivational Interviewing, The Nurtured Heart Approach, Trauma Informed Care, and Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT).

Areas Treated:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Teen Suicide
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Self-harm


Motivational Interviewing

Richard completed his post graduate training at New Jersey City University Counseling Department and trained under the supervision of Dr. Vaibhavee Agaskar. While under supervision, he provided diverse communities with the ability to be screened in a non-judgmental manner. He has gained the tools and experience needed to allow his clients to feel supported, so their needs are met, and the client overall feels empowered.

The C-SSRS Training

Counseling on Access to Lethal Means

Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR)

Richard’s goal is to establish a meaningful bond with the clients he serves so they overall can feel seen and heard.

While interning he utilized his skills of empathy and his ability to allow the clients to feel emotionally safe, allowing him to establish a therapeutic alliance with the client. He believes in allowing people to discover their own resilience and their own ability to find peace within themselves to project it outward into the world they live in.

His vision for the future is to be in a constant state of growth and self-discovery. A vision that he has for the people he encounters.