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Deidre Ann Ricketts, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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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 7 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!

Professional experience

5yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: 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, Life purpose, Post-traumatic stress, Young Adult Issues

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

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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.

Deidre is kind and thoughtful. She strikes a good balance between listening and providing advice. She is empathetic yet direct, which I appreciate. Rather than echoing and agreeing with you, she sees deeper into issues and situations and suggests things I wouldn't have thought of. I recommend working with her.

Written on May 16, 2024 after therapy with Deidre Ann for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coaching

Deidre is a breath of fresh air. She actually listens to what I’m saying and helps me to break it down to get to the root causes or problems that I’m challenged with. I feel that she understood my faith and could help me connect that to my mental health and wellbeing. She’s direct and to the point but in a delicate and respectful way. I appreciate the growth that she helped me make this last year. I’m more comfortable with myself and my surroundings and am able to manage my anxiety and emotions in a more mature manner. Being that I’m 40, it’s about time I learned some healthy skills instead of simply existing in survival mode. I feel like there is hope for my future and Deidre helped me to rediscover and cultivate that hope. 10/10 recommend.

Written on Apr 25, 2024 after therapy with Deidre Ann for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is very wise and patient. She is straightforward and yet compassionate.

Written on Feb 14, 2024 after therapy with Deidre Ann for 2 years on issues concerning addictions, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and adhd

She is the best: a real therapist!

Written on Sep 05, 2023 after therapy with Deidre Ann for 1 year and 6 months

If you want a path to authentic healing, Deidre is the best I've ever met! Couldn't be more grateful for her insights, empathy, and guidance.

Written on Jun 14, 2023 after therapy with Deidre Ann for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, and coaching

Deidre has been an absolutely amazing therapist. She is so supportive, and is so gentle in her approach as you navigate through painful topics. She makes you feel comfortable, heard and validated. I have been with her for over a year and and I have experienced so much growth and have been able to achieve a level of peace and confidence in my life that I do not think I would have achieved without Deidre. I appreciate all the cognitive behavioral therapy that we do (not just talk therapy) and it is literally life changing. She teaches your principals and strategies that you can take with your for the rest of her life. I am truly so grateful to her. I highly recommend her to anyone.

Written on Apr 28, 2023 after therapy with Deidre Ann for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties