Deidre Ann Ricketts

LCSW

About Me

My name is Deidre Ann Ricketts, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Florida. I have been providing psychotherapy to individuals ranging from children to older adults for the past 5 years both in person and virtually. My training at Florida Atlantic University, where I earned my MSW degree, as well as my various employment opportunities over the years prepared me to engage in a client centered manner. It has been an honor and a privilege for me to walk alongside each individual as they faced various challenges in their life. Whether it was issues related to grief and loss, family challenges, past traumas, or other life cycle transitions, to name a few, I have made it my practice to approach each individual with respect and care. I understand that individuals know their own life experiences better than I ever could, and have a right to self-determination. I also believe the phrase “no man is an island” holds true, and as a result encourage clients to seek to build bridges, and where this may be impossible, seek acceptance of things one cannot change.

The recognition that one is unable to manage one’s mental health alone can be frightening, and feelings of vulnerability and fear may immediately take over. If you have overcome, or at the very least, tolerated those dreaded feelings to the point of reading about me, I would like to personally acknowledge you for taking this step! I believe that finding a good therapist is like finding a good pair of shoes. When it fits, you know! If you are impressed to move forward with me, know that you will be greeted with warmth, care, and sincerity. I have also found that solution focused and cognitive based therapy modalities often produce good results. During our time together, I will seek to empower you on your journey, challenge you to grow, support your ups and downs, and celebrate with you when you have reached your mile stones. In the words of another famous saying, “the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. I look forward to collaborating with you on your journey!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Family of Origin Issues , Forgiveness , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #SW17061 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Deidre Ann Ricketts. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by E.L. on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Deidre Ann for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and depression

Deidre is amazing. She listens to me but isn't afraid to really get to the root of things and be honest about things.

Written by M.I. on May 28, 2022 after therapy with Deidre Ann for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I feel very comfortable and listened to. I really appreciate Deidre.

Written by J.U. on May 26, 2022 after therapy with Deidre Ann for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

I love Deidre, she's awesome

Written by A.R. on May 20, 2022 after therapy with Deidre Ann for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management

Deidre is great and has a very calming presence. She is able to quickly get to the root of issues and will work with you to identify triggers and how to overcome them.

Written by K.E. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Deidre Ann for 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Simply amazing. Deidre is easy to open up to & offers timely input or advice. Truly grateful to have her as a guide on my journey through therapy.

Written by K.E. on Mar 30, 2022 after therapy with Deidre Ann for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and adhd

Deidre responds to me on a spiritual yet every day level. I love her availability, wealth of knowledge and that she is from my part of the world. She can relate to persons growing up on "The Islands" such as our cultural beliefs.

Written by J.E. on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with Deidre Ann for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

From the Beginning on, Deidre Ann has been a great support and help. Her questions and comments are great impulses to reflect on situations and get a new perspective.
She is kind, understanding, not judging and always manages to understand the situation I am in / I describe.
Due to the sessions with her, I have already seen a big improvement in my well-being and learned some tools that help me handling situations in a good and healthy way.

Written by F.E. on Mar 15, 2022 after therapy with Deidre Ann for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

She's the best, so patient and understanding

Written by C.I. on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with Deidre Ann for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Deidre is amazing!! She is so patient and understanding. I am came to her with so many thoughts and internal issues and she was amazing at helping me navigate through it all. Highly recommend her!

Written by E.B. on Feb 26, 2022 after therapy with Deidre Ann for 1 month on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Deidre is a really wonderful person, who just reminds me of all positive things in life. I can trust to talk with her about anything I have in mind and she is always very respectful, patient and very attentive. Even after just a few minutes of talking I learn so much from her. She is also aware of cultural differences or language barriers in intercultural contexts.

Written by A.N. on Feb 14, 2022 after therapy with Deidre Ann for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

She is really good. She lessened and acomódate to my squedule. She also seems to care.

Written by H.A. on Jan 26, 2022 after therapy with Deidre Ann for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I really love the way you go about your job. I feel very comfortable around you. In the sense that I can really talk about how I'm feeling. You are awesome at your job and I would 100% recommend you to my friends.

Written by S.H. on Dec 28, 2021 after therapy with Deidre Ann for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Deidre is very down to earth and relatable. She understands the dynamics that can make therapy difficult for some and in my experience has helped me overcome many obstacles! She doesn't force her opinions on you rather she helps guide you to a conclusion that you can grasp and one that is really your own. She is great to work with!

Written by E.L. on Dec 11, 2021 after therapy with Deidre Ann for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem

She’s amazing . I’ve had two sessions with her and she’s gotten to know me as a person and my problems very quickly and giving me challenges to help me . She’s lovely

Written by M.A. on Dec 09, 2021 after therapy with Deidre Ann for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Deidre is an awesome lady. She’s very genuine and makes me feel comfortable when I am at my most vulnerable moments. Thank you Deidre for being here for me.

Written by E.M. on Nov 30, 2021 after therapy with Deidre Ann for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Deidre is supportive, insightful and friendly. She makes me feel very comfortable and makes me feel like I have learnt something new about myself every time we speak.

Written by L.A. on Nov 22, 2021 after therapy with Deidre Ann for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

I’ve had only one video session so far but multiple text messages and she seems to cut through the superfluous chatter one might throw and find the core issue to discuss . I find her incredibly talented in listening to the core messages of a conversation and distilling it quickly and sensitively.

Written by A.M. on Nov 17, 2021 after therapy with Deidre Ann for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Deidre is great! She's helped me find answers to some difficult questions that were scary to me. She's redirected my thoughts into what was right. Thank you!

Written by M.E. on Nov 12, 2021 after therapy with Deidre Ann for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

10/10 would recommend :)

Written by J.O. on Nov 05, 2021 after therapy with Deidre Ann for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Deidre really listens and gives me different perspectives on seeing my problems

Written by I.Y. on Nov 04, 2021 after therapy with Deidre Ann for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Deidre was extremely instrumental in helping me figure my way through a difficult relationship. She was a great impartial listener who provided useful exercises which helped me be more self aware of my own patterns of behavior (formed from my upbringing). Highly recommend!

Written by D.E. on Oct 20, 2021 after therapy with Deidre Ann for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and anger management

I absolutely love her. She is knowledgeable

Written by H.A. on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Deidre Ann for 4 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem

So helpful, considerate and understanding! Thank You Deidre!

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