Founder & Director
Board Certified Psychotherapist
Founder & Director
Richard Loebl, psychotherapist and relationship counselor, is the Founder & Director of the Relationship Center of South Florida. He created this Center in 2005 to provide a safe and caring environment for couples, families and individuals looking for support, guidance and personal growth and development.
Richard is a Board Certified Psychotherapist with over 30 years of experience as a therapist, consultant, educator and program manager in the fields of mental health and chemical dependency in Washington D.C., Northern Virginia and South Florida.
His primary specialties are relationships, couples counseling and men’s issues. Richard created the Connections ™ program of marriage retreats and couples therapy intensives. He uses an integrative approach with couples that includes EFT (Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy), the Gottman Method, and other humanistic, relational methods).
Richard created a self-help model called “Who’s in Charge?” This simple tool helps people to understand their internal parts — the Child, Teen, Critic and Adult. Who’s in Charge? helps people understand where our emotional reactions, beliefs, and behavior patterns originate. This same tool is easily used to make positive life changes.
Following the success of Who’s in Charge? Richard developed the LATE Man concept. The LATE Men are adult men who tend to self-sabotage because they function as Lost, Angry Teenagers. This concept informs much of Richard’s therapy approach with men, along with influences by leaders in the field of men’s issues, such as Steven Stosny, Terrence Real, and David Wexler.
Richard completed his graduate degree in clinical social work at the University of Maryland. He received Board Certifications from the National Association of Social Workers and the American Psychotherapy Association.
He has also completed advanced, specialized training in couples counseling, men’s issues, anxiety and panic disorders, cognitive therapy, psychodrama and addictions.
Richard is a Certified Instructor for TLC (The Living Course), a weekend personal growth and development workshop. And he developed a similar workshop, PDR (Personal Development and Recovery), for use with addictions recovery centers and other community groups.