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More Than 15 Years of Experience in Providing Psychological Services

Compassionate Professionals You Can Trust 

At Brighter Paths Wellness & Counseling, PLLC, we are sincerely dedicated to the well-being of our clients in Dallas, Texas and nearby areas. We offer psychotherapy services to help individuals work through their problems in a safe and healthy way.

We strive to create an attractive network for other healthcare providers to desire to participate. One of the things that sets us apart is our continuous effort to offer superior services in an environment that promotes compassion and integrity.

Mission Statement

Our mission is designed to strengthen and empower the client. The client’s needs are paramount and drive the direction of services. Company goals are formulated to be flexible with the changing needs of our clients. Services will promote an increase in life satisfaction, self esteem, self respect, respect of others, promote a healthy lifestyle, and address issues that relate to improving quality of life.

About the Owner/Founder

Dr. Robyn Richardson began her study of psychology in 1992. She grew up in a military family and has been educated in England as well as the United States. She earned a BA from the University of Texas at Austin. After working at a local group home for troubled youth, she returned to college to earn a MA in Counseling at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.

Dr. Richardson moved to California in 2008 to earn a doctoral degree in 2013 from the California School of Professional Psychology. She has performed extensive research on chronic pain, mood disorders, and emotional regulation strategies. Her early practical experience was with working with court appointed clients and forensic assessment needs. With her roots and heart in Texas, she returned to the Rockwall area to work in nursing homes, conducting disability assessments, and conducting therapy with private patients.

She has several years of experience working with adults, children and adolescents. In her spare time she enjoys writing, jogging, and sculpting dolls from polymer clay. She has a strong belief in the importance of helping our community. She has worked as a Red Cross Volunteer and created jewelry for patients at a local hospice in Austin, Texas. She has also volunteered at Meals on Wheels to deliver meals to local elderly residents.

Dr. Richardson is a dedicated mother, wife and entrepreneur. Brighter Paths Wellness and Counseling was established March 2019 with the goal of reaching Dallas residents with competent and compassionate therapy services second to none. Her love for helping others have grown into a professional practice that has a consistent goal of putting the client’s needs first. A brighter path means a brighter future.

Our Caring Staff

Olga Ramirez, PsyD

Dr. Olga M. Ramírez Huertas is a Post-doctoral Fellow at Brighter Paths Wellness & Counseling. She was born and raised in Puerto Rico (PR). She earned her BA in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Forensic Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico in 2008.

She continued her education and earned her MS in Clinical Psychology in 2012 from Carlos Albizus University, San Juan Campus. In order to gain more experience Dr. Ramirez moved to Massachusetts that same year and practiced in a multicultural outpatient community based setting. She retourne to PR to complete her doctoral degree also in Clinical Psychology in 2014, also from Carlos Albizu University, San Juan Campus. Her Internship was completed in the Bayamón Prison system of PR, and after that she achieved her licences in PR. In 2019 Dr. Ramirez moved to Dallas, Texas and completed a Postdoctoral Residency in Geropsychology.

Dr. Ramírez has had extensive multicultural clinical experience in a variety of settings. She has years of experience working with adolescents, adults and elderly. Her principal approach in therapy is one focused on humanitarian views, always looking to achieve the client's goals and the wellbeing of the client. Dr. Ramírez is committed to her clients and especially the Latin and Hispanic community.

In her free time, Dr. Ramíez likes to read, exercise herself, spend time with her husband, family and friends, as well as traveling and getting to know other cultures. 


La Dra. Olga M. Ramírez Huertas realiza un posgrado doctoral en Brighter Paths Wellness & Counseling. Ella nació y se crió en Puerto Rico (PR). Realizó su BA en Justicia Criminal con una concentración en Psicología Forense de la Universidad de Puerto Rico en el año 2008.

Continuó su preparación académica y obtuvo su maestría en Psicología Clínica en el año 2012 de la Universidad Carlos Albizu, recinto de San Juan. Con el propósito de obtener mayor experiencia la Dr. Ramírez se mudó a Massachusetts donde practicó por espacio de un año en una clínica de la comunidad multicultural. Luego regresó a PR para completar su doctorado en Psicología Clínica en el 2014 en la Universidad Carlos Albizu, recinto de San Juan. Su internado doctoral fue realizado en el sistema de prisiones de Bayamón, PR, y luego de esto adquirió su licencia en PR. En el 2019 la Dr. Ramírez se mudó a Dallas, Texas para completar una Residencia Postdoctoral en Gero-psicología.

La Dra. Ramírez tiene una extensa experiencia clínica en una variedad de escenarios. Posee años de experiencia trabajando con adolescentes, Adultos y ancianos. Su principal enfoque en terapia es uno centrado en el humanismo, siempre buscando alcanzar las metas y el bienestar del cliente. La Dra. Ramírez está comprometida con sus clientes y en especial con la comunidad latina e hispana.

En su tiempo libre a la Dra. Ramirez le gusta leer, ejercitarse, compartir con su esposo, famili ay amigos, así como viajar y conocer otras culturas. 

Aisha Armstrong, Ph.D.

Dr. Aisha Armstrong is a Post-doctoral Fellow at Brighter Paths Wellness & Counseling. After moving to the United States from Barbados in 2003 to further her education, Dr. Armstrong earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia.

Following her undergraduate experience, she furthered her education by completing her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology, and her Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology degrees from Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee.

She completed her Predoctoral Internship at The University of Houston Counseling and Psychological Services in Houston, Texas. Dr. Armstrong has had extensive clinical experience in a variety of settings including: community mental health; crisis intervention; private practice; and University counseling.

Dr. Armstrong’s approach to psychotherapy is one of collaboration and supportive challenge. Dr. Armstrong actively works with others to help them meet their therapeutic and life goals, and helps them move towards lasting change. Dr. Armstrong is committed to building a strong therapeutic alliance with her clients, and strives to provide a safe space for working through individual and relational conflicts.

Dr. Armstrong enjoys working with adolescents and adults on issues related to interpersonal conflict, depression, anxiety, identifying and building coping skills, and a variety of other presenting concerns.

She has a passion for working with multicultural issues; women's issues; and the academic and career development of ethnic minority and immigrant populations. In addition to therapy, Dr. Armstrong also provides psychometric testing, and didactic workshops for universities, churches, and community organizations.

In her spare time, Dr. Armstrong enjoys reading, spending time with her husband, family, and friends, and volunteering at her church.

Dr. Armstrong is currently being supervised by Dr. Robyn Richardson as she completes the postdoctoral clinical hours needed to obtain full licensure in the state of Texas.

Allante Lumas, M.A.

3rd Year Doctoral Student

Doctoral Practicum Student in School Psychology

Supervised by Dr. Robyn Richardson

I am a practicum student pursuing a doctoral degree in school psychology at Texas Woman’s University. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Michigan and then went on to earn my Master of Arts and Specialist in School Psychology degrees from University of Detroit Mercy. My journey towards becoming a Licensed Psychologist provides me with a unique understanding in working with children, adolescents, and young adults as well as parents and families to navigate the school system and higher education. I have experience in conducting psychological, neuropsychological, and academic assessment, therapy, consultation, and behavioral interventions.

I work from an integrative approach, emphasizing multi-cultural, relational, interpersonal, and family systems practices in therapy and counseling. I believe the key to an effective healing environment is high quality therapeutic relationships with each client. The client-counselor relationship is the vehicle of change that will provide a safe environment for healing to begin and occur. Each client will be met with empathy and unconditional positive regard. Using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy, with a strength-based lens, I aim to help seek out and build upon the strength’s individuals have within themselves while addressing life’s difficulties. I also include techniques such as activity and play to provide fun and engaging ways to dive deeper into individuals’ thoughts and behaviors.

I believe that everyone has a story and the more we can own our stories, the more choice and control we have over writing the next chapters. Every person is unique and special, and I am committed to providing avenues for expression, self-exploration, and growth in a welcoming and supporting environment. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages with issues related to parenting skills, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, oppositional behavior, anger management, self-esteem/self-concept, learning disabilities and ADHD, Autism, and complex medical issues. In my spare time, I enjoy fitness and spending time with my sons, riding horses, and fishing. 

Wendy Mincer, LPCi

MS, MA, NCC, LPC (application pending)

3rd Year Doctoral Student in Gerontology/Rehabilitation

LGBT and Older Adults

Coming to counseling is a big step. And it is the right step! Counselors have the benefit of being on the “outside, looking in”, where you are on the “inside, looking out”. Together that forms a good view and allows for us to see things together. That is how counseling should be. That is my intention when seeing those who are looking for help with life’s many issues. I want this experience to be about you and helping you. And this can happen in a variety of ways. It depends on where you are and where you want to be. 

I have a master’s degree in Gerontology (University of North Texas), a master’s degree in counseling (Lenoir-Rhyne University, North Carolina) and I am working on my Ph.D. in Rehabilitation (UNT). I focus on adults mostly, but I love getting to work with families so that brings in all ages and all situations. I work with LGBT populations and same-sex couples as well.

I prefer to say that I am eclectic in my practice or in the way I approach counseling. I have experience with many different ways to do this and feel that each clients’ needs are different, and I try to be responsive to that. Counseling is not a one size fits all experience and neither are counselors. You can tell that just from the diversity Brighter Paths Wellness and Counseling offers. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, safe space to make sense of your life, learn about yourself, and live the authentic you, you are in the right place. I am glad you are here. You are headed on the right path.

Trina Shorters

Seeking counseling during a crisis can sometimes be overwhelming. With my passion for office flow, I hope to make your experience as smooth as possible. I have over 11 years of experience. I graduated from PCI Health Training Institute in 2009 which started my love for office management and office flow. Throughout my years in the medical and behavioral health field, I've learned the importance of being the first and last point of contact. It is my desire to give you a smooth transition during each stage of your visit with us.

During my free time, I love spending time with my husband and 4 children. My family loves to volunteer with our church and outreach team. We also have two beautiful dogs that complete our family.

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