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Janice Ricks, LCSW, LISW

Stress, Anxiety LGBT Grief Self esteem Coping with life changes
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About me

Hello! My name is Jan Ricks and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida and a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Ohio. In addition to being an Emeritus Professor at the University of Cincinnati, I also have over 10 years of professional therapy work experience. I have experience working with individuals and families the elderly, and the LGBTQ+ community and other gender variant people with related issues. I also work with people experiencing life changes, grief and loss, women's issue and other challenges people experience. I recently moved back to Florida from Northern Kentucky where I taught for 15 years in the School of Social Work at the University of Cincinnati. I also, traveled all over the State of Ohio, conducting workshops for the employees of the State, so I have visited many places in Ohio. I retired as an Emeritus Professor in 2016 and returned to Florida. I have taught at the University of Central Florida as an Online instructor in the School of Social Work as well as teaching in the classroom setting. After leaving the University of Central Florida I began working as a therapist at BetterHelp. I truly enjoy my work and have found on one therapy is very effective and and offers many opportunities that are not available in an office setting. I believe in the power of change and I also believe that people have many strengths that will help in overcoming things that are challenging. I utilize Cognitive-Behavior therapy as well as other therapeutic models when appropriate, to help create change in peoples' lives. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage and I admire that. I am here to support you in that process and I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBT Grief Self esteem Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Depression, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Communication Problems, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Expats, Gender Dysphoria, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Prejudice and Discrimination, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Services offered

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License information


OH LISW I.0600028-SUPV


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Janice Ricks. 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.

Jan is absolutely wonderful. She is very kind and shows sensitivity to what I have going on. It took a few tries to find the right therapist to help me work through my anxiety, and Jan is perfect for me. She helps with the day-to-days as well as long-term goals. She checks in on topics we've talked about. She is open-minded and has really helped me work through my struggles. I can't recommend her enough. She is knowledgeable and really cares. I always look forward to our sessions. Thank you Jan!

Written on Jul 18, 2023 after therapy with Janice for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Working with Janice has been so helpful! Our sessions are thoughtful, contemplative and flow naturally. She really assists affirming my positive thoughts and turning around my negative ones. It has been so nice to talk through things you usually keep in your head and get feedback that helps me pursue the healthy choices regarding them. Janice also provides so many resources and worksheets to help continue the work outside of your sessions. I look forward to her expertise weekly!

Written on Jul 06, 2023 after therapy with Janice for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Janice is exactly what I needed. She is truly remarkable!

Written on Jul 03, 2023 after therapy with Janice for 4 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I am really loving my time with Janice so far! This is my first time with therapy and she has made it so easy for me. She listens to what I have to say but doesn’t make me feel like I have to do all the talking. Sometimes I don’t even know what to say or where to start and she prompts me by just talking to me, which makes me think of things I wouldn’t have necessarily thought of on my own. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for some support!

Written on Mar 21, 2023 after therapy with Janice for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Very kind. Initiates conversations with ease. Helps me look at things through a new perspective

Written on Feb 17, 2023 after therapy with Janice for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes