Our Mission Statement:

To facilitate wholeness and relational healing for Individuals, Couples, and Families in Central PA through compassionate, professional, and affordable therapy and educational services.

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About Marriage and Family Therapy

Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) are trained in systemic, or relational, therapy. As MFTs, we understand you are a part of many different systems and relationships that impact your well-being and influence who you are.  So whether you come to therapy as an individual, couple, or family, we seek to see and understand you in the context of your environment and relationships. Based on your preferences, we will also treat you holistically, focusing on your mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual health.  We collaborate with you to help you decrease conflict, improve communication, deepen intimacy, and reach any other goals you may have. 

Learn even more about Marriage and Family Therapists by watching this short video.

Meet Our Therapists

We currently have three therapists at Rooted, and will be adding more.

Our clinical directors are Morgan and Doug Richard (and yes, they are married). Morgan and Doug are empathic, knowledgeable, and attentive therapists with a long record of success working with people of all ages to improve relationships and reach personal goals.  Both have MAMFT (Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy) Degrees from the Graduate School of Marriage and Family Studies at Evangelical Seminary in Myerstown.  Morgan and Doug completed their clinical training hours at The Marriage & Family Center in Lititz, PA.

Doug and Morgan met in 2005, and married in 2012.  When they are not seeing clients, they enjoy spending time outdoors hiking, biking, kayaking, and backpacking.  They also love the beach and traveling to new places together. 

  Our Founding Therapists, Morgan and Doug Richard
“Doug and Morgan have an amazing ability to connect with people. They bring a clear sense of direction and purpose, and are committed to helping clients reach their full potential. I highly recommend them.”
— Dr. John Chuma, Psy.D., LMFT, LCP Clinical Director of The Marriage and Family Centers, Associate Director of Upward Call
Doug Richard, Marriage and Family Therapist, Rooted Relational Therapy

Doug Richard, Owner, Therapist, & Clinical Director

Before becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist, Doug owned several successful businesses and dipped his feet into several other career pools (professional driving, emergency medicine, etc.). He has extensive experience working with children, youth, young adults and their families, including three years as a Pastor of Youth and Young Adults in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. In therapy, Doug works with many of our couples to help them improve communication, heal together, and achieve healthy relationships. In fact, Doug aims for each couple to leave therapy with a better relationship than they EVER had before. He also enjoys working with individuals and families, where he challenges his clients to dream big and reach success beyond their expectations. Finally, he strives to make therapy fun! Couples often remark that therapy is their favorite hour of the week!

Morgan Richard, Marriage and Family Therapist, Rooted Relational Therapy

Morgan Richard, Owner, Therapist, & Clinical Director

Like Doug, Morgan earned her M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy from Evangelical Seminary.  She also has a B.A. in Psychology from Messiah College. She has four additional years in the mental health field, having worked with children, youth, and families at Philhaven and Youth Advocate Programs in Dauphin and Lebanon Counties. As a therapist, Morgan helps women of all ages heal, grow, and achieve thriving relationships and fulfilling lives. Morgan also sees couples, families, and children/teens. When working with younger clients (and occasionally older ones), she utilizes highly effective forms of play therapy, including sandtray therapy. Morgan also specializes in helping women navigate treatment and find healing from sexual pain. Most of all, Morgan enjoys helping her clients move from brokenness to wholeness, and develop confidence in who they are!

Due to an extremely high demand for our services, we are continually adding highly skilled therapists to meet your needs. We are proud to offer you:

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Tara Dively, M.A., LMFT

A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with many years of experience helping families improve their relationships and reach their goals, we are proud to offer her skills and services to you. Tara has worked in inpatient, community-based, and outpatient therapy settings, and is trained in a variety of therapy models. She utilizes her training to help her clients improve by relying on their own strengths to achieve their goals. Working in the mental health field since 2001, Tara has extensive experience working with families, children, and adolescents. She helps families, couples, individuals and children/adolescents improve and change by identifying key factors contributing to their difficulties, and working collaboratively to create a better future.

Our therapists have additional specialties to offer you.  To learn more about the issues we treat, please click here.

If you are ready to take the next step on your journey toward healing, give us a call at 570-884-4662 or fill out this easy form, and one of our therapists will contact you.