Lydia Richardson

525 W. Hawthorne Place
Chicago, Illinois 60657
United States
Office Phone: 646-481-5516
Member since 2019
Membership Type: IACP


Mental Health Professional, Psychologist, Mediator, Other

As a Fellow of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois, I can work with you to end your marriage in the most compassionate and healing way possible. Divorce is a traumatic event for most people and too often results in damage to the families involved. This can be prevented with the help of professionals like me to guide you. Let me help you navigate the complicated process and educate you about your options and ways to save money and reduce trauma to yourself and your family. I offer consultation services to help you determine the best course to take and your next steps. During our consultation I will walk you through different ways of dissolving a marriage, help you assess the best method for you and your family, and help you develop an action plan to move forward. I am committed to working with you and educating you on the various options you have so that you can enter the process and make informed decisions based on the most accurate information available. I am also happy to subsequently provide you with references (attorneys, financial professionals, other mental health professionals) once you’ve made your decision.

As a trained Divorce Mediator, I can work with you directly to end your marriage in the most compassionate and healing way possible. Alternatively, I can serve you as a Divorce Coach and help you escape so many of the pitfalls of the divorce process like heightened emotions and ineffective communication. My extensive experience working with children and families means that I can also serve on a Collaborative Divorce team as a Child Specialist, Co-Parenting Instructor, or Parenting Coordinator.

Area(s) of Practice: Divorce Coach; Child Specialist; Parent Coach Individual, Couples, and Family Therapy
License(s): 071-008689

Undergraduate Education

New York University, 1990 - B.A. Economics/Politics, Minor in Spanish

Postgraduate Education

Roosevelt University, 2011 - Psy.D. Clinical Psychology
Roosevelt University, 2005 - M.A. Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Professional Education

Northwestern University, 2018 - Divorce Mediation Training