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Meet Richard Enander of Dallas Therapy Alliance

Today we’d like to introduce you to Richard Enander.

Richard, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
The company started in 2015 – I was fresh out of UT Southwestern with my PhD in Clinical Psychology, and was looking for a place to gain experience in private practice work. A group of clinicians were coming together to form a group practice, and they were willing to take me on as a Fellow to train me and help me gain the experience and skills I felt I needed.

One year later, my training period was completed and I was offered to join Dallas Therapy Alliance as a full partner. I was very excited and accepted their offer, and have been a part of a great team ever since. I now supervise incoming Fellows myself and am a part of helping our team grow. We’ve already expanded to seven full-time clinicians and are continuing to grow even more. We recently completed a physical expansion wherein we more than doubled our office space so that we will be able to offer more services to our clients.

Has it been a smooth road?
Overall it has been a smooth road, although not one without some struggles, of course.

For me, the steepest learning curve came initially when I was still figuring out the business side of what I do. All of my training had been about how to be a good clinician – and for that I’m very thankful – however, I had zero idea about how to be a businessman.

That’s where my mentorship was really invaluable. My partners helped me build up my clientele and put me in a position to be successful so that I could be able to independently run my side of the business.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
At Dallas Therapy Alliance, we offer comprehensive psychological care in an integrated manner that no other group practice (that I know of) does in Dallas. We offer therapy for individuals, couples, families, and children. We also offer many diagnostic testing services wherein we assess ADHD, learning disorder, psychiatric disorders, and more.

It is not uncommon for one therapist to see a child in play therapy while another sees one of the parents for individual or family therapy. This allows us to treat our patients on an individual and/or on a systemic (family) level. I’m really proud that we are able to offer such a vast array of therapeutic services to our patients as it allows us to provide really high quality comprehensive care.

I personally specialize in treating personality disorders and mood issues such as anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder, although many of my clients struggle with addition issues such as substance use. I also provide individual psychological diagnostic testing to help people better ascertain underlying issues they may be struggling with.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
I think that Dallas is a great city for psychologists to work in. One of the great things about this city is that there’s so much diversity – I have the pleasure of working with people from all different walks of life, and it brings such reward with what I do. I get to learn about people with so many varied life experiences, it truly adds a great deal of value to the love and enjoyment I get from my job.

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Hector Reyes

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