Dr. Richard L. Travis

Information about Dr. Richard L. Travis:

Dr. Richard Travis is a Psychotherapist who is in Private Practice in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In his psychotherapy practice, he has worked with general issues in the population, such as depression, anxiety, and relationship problems. He has also worked with a great many gay men and the HIV population for over twenty (25) years. His specialty in Addictions has allowed him to see how addictions have complicated and destroyed relationships, ruined people’s health, and made chaos of their financial situations.

He received his first Master’s Degree at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in Education. He received his second Master’s Degree in Counselor Education at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. He received his Doctorate in Higher Education/Counseling Psychology at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. He has Specialties in Addictions, including State, National and International certifications. He has worked with several people in the healthcare industry who have been in Addiction Monitoring Programs, and currently facilitates several groups a month with professionals being monitored by state and federal agencies.

Dr. Travis has taught classes with every age level of student in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Florida, including teaching graduate Social Work classes at Florida International University in Miami. He has also published several articles on the website Ezinearticles.com.

Office Address:

Center for Human Potential

Fort Lauderdale, Florida


954-776-7176 x 101

Fax 954-776-7160

Email: drrichardtravis@gmail.com

Fees: Most insurances are accepted.

Individual Sessions: $120.00

Group Sessions: $40.00

Couples: $125.00

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I’ve pretty much been ‘heavy set’ my entire life although I prefer the term fat! I mean, really, let’s call it what it is. You can mask it all different ways but it’s all fat! Fat is the last bastion of legal prejudice. See, people can still use your size to ‘keep you out.’ For example: Potential employers can not hire you saying you are a health risk. Airlines can charge you for 2 seats.

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Effects on Brain Function by Addictive Substances

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Why is it so Difficult for Some Gay Men to Find a Partner?

We all know men who seem like they would be such a good catch, and yet they seem to be always single. Why?

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