Richard is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a member of The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), and a Board Certified Christian Counselor. He is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), an Approved Clinical Supervisor through the Center for Credentialing & Education, as well as a trained mediator.
Dr. Rich Hoffman has lectured in the field of Psychology for over 14 years, having been an instructor of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, an adjunct faculty in the Counseling Department at Duquesne University, and a lecturer of Marriage and Family Studies and Psychology at the Community College of Westmoreland County. He has been certified as an expert evaluator in the Family Court Systems in Pennsylvania where he has provided expert testimony and consultation.
Richard graduated with honors from the University of Pittsburgh in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, and in 1999, attained a Master’s degree in Counseling from California University of Pennsylvania. He earned his Doctorate in Counseling from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2006.
Specialty areas include but are not limited to treating clinical depression, generalized anxiety, specific phobias, complex trauma, and obsessive compulsive disorders. Dr. Hoffman also treats eating disorders and addictive behaviors of all kinds including substance abuse and dependency. He is an expert in Group Therapy and Marital and Family Therapy.
Dr. Hoffman leads and directs the staff of Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) by providing clinical supervision on a regular basis. He is responsible for the training and development of the staff in an approach referred to as Competent Christian Counseling. This approach infuses the best of clinical skills and techniques which apply to a wide range of psychological problems, while integrating a Christian foundation into a dynamic treatment approach.
With a combined 20 years of clinical and academic experience, Dr. Hoffman provides counseling at our Main office in Greensburg. He is available to provide court ordered psychological evaluations, as well as any psychological consultation for church or private organizations. Dr. Hoffman is also available for speaking engagements, workshops and seminars.
Dr. Hoffman lives in Greensburg with his wife and three children. They are members of the Charter Oak United Methodist Church and serve as volunteers in the youth and small group ministries.