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My Story

I got my start in substance abuse counseling during my time in the military as a Navy Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counselor in 1996 and served for 20 years.

I have a master's degree in counseling and I'm a Board Certified Master Addictions Counselor. I'm also a Certified Clinical Supervisor and I have trained and developed over one hundred counselors during my time as an Addictions Counselor, and they are all able to perform in the field in a highly effective manner. Although I serve the greater society in dealing with addictions; I still currently work within the Department of Defense.

As Substance Abuse Profession (SAP), we also provide services for the Department of Transportation (DOT) to help get drivers back on the road.


A. Richards Counseling, LLC, formerly known as T. W. Neumann and Associates, has been in operation since 1976 in Portsmouth, VA. We have built our solid reputation in the area for providing professional services at low costs.

A. Richards Counseling... is owned by a former military counselor whose goal is to serve the community in which he lives, our office is conveniently located and appointments can accommodate any busy schedule!

We are licensed, insured, and military-friendly. We provide services for referrals from VASAP, Community Corrections, Probation and Parole, Child Protective Services, and the Department of Transportation.


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