Dr. Richard Oelberger


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Richard Oelberger Psychologist Los Angeles

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Meet Dr. Richard Oelberger

Richard Oelberger, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist offering young professionals, seasoned executives, and families the space, expertise, and support to thrive.

Through his one-on-one sessions and Richard Listens podcast, Dr. Richard Oelberger examines human experience with depth, empathy, and authority. Richard uncovers the innate power of individuals to become heroes in their own lives. True healing comes from within.

Affectionately known as "Dr. Zero" on Los Angeles skid row, Dr. Richard Oelberger worked with community leaders and the LAPD to save hundreds of lives on the brink of suicide.  Now in private practice, Dr. Oelberger focuses on those who want to free themselves from pain and limited beliefs so they can make a positive impact and create a future of new possibilities. 


"Richard Oelberger has great insight into the modern day athlete’s mental game. He has helped me to coach my athletes better by facilitating information in a simple & translatable way.”

Coach Colin Pfaff
Windward School Basketball

“Our‌ ‌similar‌ ‌interest‌ ‌in‌ ‌sport‌ ‌psychology‌ ‌gave‌ ‌great‌ ‌depth‌ ‌to‌ ‌our‌ ‌relationship‌ ‌while‌ ‌I‌ ‌worked‌ ‌with‌ ‌Dr‌ ‌Richard Oelberger.‌ ‌Richard’s‌ ‌supervision‌ ‌was‌ ‌extremely‌ ‌valuable  ‌with‌ ‌cases‌ ‌that‌ ‌involved‌ ‌physical‌ ‌activity‌ ‌and‌ ‌highly‌ ‌anxious‌ ‌individuals.‌ ‌As‌ ‌a‌ ‌team we‌ ‌helped‌ ‌these‌ ‌individuals‌ ‌perform‌ ‌better‌ ‌in‌ ‌sporting‌ ‌events‌ ‌or‌ ‌other‌ ‌activities‌ ‌that‌ ‌called‌ ‌for‌ ‌a‌‌ higher‌ ‌level‌ ‌of‌ ‌focus‌ ‌and‌ ‌presence.‌”

Dr‌. ‌F.E

"It‌ ‌was‌ ‌wonderful‌ ‌being‌ ‌a‌ ‌guest‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌Richard‌ ‌Listen’s‌ ‌podcast‌ ‌and‌ ‌working‌ ‌with‌ ‌performance‌ psychology‌ ‌concepts.‌ ‌Dr.‌ ‌Oelberger‌ ‌asked‌ ‌concise‌ ‌questions‌ ‌that‌ ‌made‌ ‌me‌ ‌examine‌ ‌things‌ from‌ ‌a‌ ‌different‌ ‌perspective. ‌I‌ ‌am‌ ‌very‌ ‌grateful‌ ‌for‌ ‌that‌ ‌opportunity.‌"

Souphaur‌ ‌One‌
‌Former‌ ‌UCLA‌ ‌Athlete

My latest Podcast

What is the definition of success?
Richard Oelberger, a clinical psychologist in Los Angeles explores the "Wit, Grit, and Inner Heroes of High Performers."

Richard Oelberger Psychologist Los Angeles

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