Counseling Team

Stephanie Lafontaine, LPC
TFC Counselor

Stephanie is a graduate from Roosevelt University in Chicago earning her Bachelors in Psychology and Masters in Clinical Psychology (Counseling Practice). During her time at Roosevelt, Stephanie was on the Dean’s List and a member of Psi Chi, an international honors society in psychology. She has worked with a variety of clients from the ages of two to adulthood. She has co-facilitated workshops on parenting as well as a yoga and relaxation group for school age children. Stephanie has counseled clients with issues such as: grief, abuse, anxiety, depression, stress, developmental delays and low self-esteem. Stephanie is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the state of Illinois and is looking forward to eventually earning her doctorate degree in psychology. She is an avid admirer of art in all of its forms and is incredibly excited to be working with the creative individuals at Tribeca Flashpoint College.

“I discovered my potential for counseling at the age of thirteen, when my peers in eighth grade all agreed that I should one day go into the counseling field. It was an exercise our teacher had our class participate in. Each student stood and the class of peers since Kindergarten raised their hands stating what that person could be when they “grew up” and why. I am forever thankful for that moment in time as it helped me to explore a field of learning, interest, personal growth and ignited a passion to help and empower others.”

counselingservices@tribecaflashpoint.edu
312.506.0643

OFFICE HOURS

MONDAYS: 10:30AM – 4:30PM
WEDNESDAYS: 10:30AM – 4:30PM
FRIDAYS: 10:30AM – 2:30PM


Lydia C. Richardson, Psy.D.
TFC Counselor

Lydia C. Richardson, Psy.D. originally hails from New York City but has called Chicago home for the last 19 years.  She is the proud mother of three college-age children and has been working with young people and their families for many years.  Lydia started her career working on Wall Street and in banking, but returned to school to study psychology and follow her dream of more meaningful work.  She has trained extensively with children, adolescents, and adults and particularly enjoys neuropsychological testing and assessment.  She has worked in various settings, including a hospital outpatient clinic, DCFS foster community, community mental health clinics, and most recently, at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center where she oversaw the mental health services for youth on her unit.

Lydia believes that life is a series of moments, and hopes that she can help her clients through some of their difficult “moments,” strengthen their resilience, and guide them along their chosen path.  She feels very privileged and excited to be able to work with the young people at Tribeca Flashpoint College.  In her spare time, you can find Lydia cycling along the lakefront, salsa dancing, cooking, reading, or hanging out with her kids. Come by the counseling office and ask her how it is that she speaks both Spanish and Danish!

counselingservices@tribecaflashpoint.edu
312.506.0643

OFFICE HOURS

TUESDAYS: 11:30AM – 4:00PM
THURSDAYS: 11:30AM – 4:00PM