Jennifer Hickson

(LCSW)
Therapist Jennifer Hickson Photo

About Me

We all want to become better versions of ourselves. However, life can bring on challenges and setbacks that are unexpected in which we don’t always have the proper tools to manage. Life happens to everyone and no one should be made to feel that something's wrong with them if they need help navigating through it.

Let me introduce myself, my name is Jennifer Hickson and I am a therapist who is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Georgia. I have been providing counseling services for over 8 years and have had the opportunity to work with clients of all ages, stages, and different walks of life. I try to create a therapeutic environment that is warm, nonjudgmental, and where clients feel they can be their true selves. Some areas of focus I specialize in are anxiety, depression, life transitions, and self-development. In working with clients, I love to empower, encourage, and motivate them to accept themselves but to also see themselves as who they want to become. I empower clients to work towards what they think is best for them and help them combat negative thinking patterns that have prevented them from moving forward in life.
Many clients I have worked with have gone through various issues: having to start over, job related stressors, self esteem, social/family related concerns and most of the time just your typical day to day stressors. In providing treatment to clients, I utilize a combination of four methods: Talk-therapy, client centered therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and solution focused therapy.
With talk therapy and client centered therapy, I allow clients to honestly express themselves by putting their raw feelings and emotions out there without judgment or chastisement. During these methods, I’m there to support the client, hear them out, empathize, and to just let them be themselves unapologetically. With CBT clients can unpack and identify negative thoughts as I support them in seeing things from different perspectives and ultimately changing negative thought patterns. With solution focused treatment, I assist clients in identifying and setting goals for themselves and empower and motivate them to reach these goals.
My approach to treatment is to take a holistic approach to treat the whole person, and not just certain aspects. This isn’t “just a job” for me, this is a calling. I would love an opportunity to support you during this journey we call life.

Jennifer Hickson, LCSW received a Bachelor of Psychology from Paine College, Augusta Georgia. And a Masters in Social Work, from University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Life Purpose , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

Licensing

LCSW ##CSW005260 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by C.L. on Apr 10, 2020 after therapy with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Jennifer is very good at taking into account needs and responding with useful and practical advise.