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.

Robyn Richardson, PhD - Owner & Founder 

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.


 - Elderly Psychotherapy 

 - Chronic Pain Counseling

 - Disability Counseling 

 - Trauma 

 - Anxiety & Depression