Currently they see clients and own Richardson Consulting and Counseling Associates in Scottsdale. In 1986 the Richardson's founded an international program focusing on codependence recovery, acted as Treasurer and co-authored with her husband, Ken, a codependence twelve step recovery book. The Richardson's also founded and administered The Orion Foundation which was established to meet the needs of Native Americans who suffer from alcoholism, drug addictions, and codependence. Together, they have developed and facilitated the "Relationship Recovery Workshop", the "Advanced Relationship Recovery Workshop", "The Relationship Recovery Retreat", "The Body, Mind, and Spirit" Workshop, Weekend Intensive Workshops and "Your Healing Journey Workshop" an innovative intensive individually designed workshop. Mary and Ken continue to provide services in the areas of counseling, consulting, education, workshops, seminars, treatment design and development.
Mary and Ken have been married since 1983, bringing with them into their family Ken’s two sons and Mary’s son and daughter. Their family has expanded with each adult child marrying and creating families of their own, which currently includes seven grandchildren. She credits the love and joy from these relationships and her personal substance abuse and codependence recovery experience as the positive force behind her desire to help others through her counseling, consulting and education.
Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor
Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners
Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor
Arizona Board of Certification of Addiction Counselors, Inc.
International Certification Reciprocity Consortium Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, Inc.
Westbrook University: The Science and Art of Herbology with Rosemary Gladstar
Women's Association of Addiction Treatment
National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
Secretary-Arizona Board for Certification of Addiction Counselors, Inc.
1995-2014 "Who's Who of American Woman"
1995-2014 "Who's Who in the World"
1995-2014 "Who's Who in America"