Everyone’s heart has been broken in one way or another; no one gets through this life entirely intact. We put the pieces back together over and over again, and the repaired cracks make us unique, beautiful, and stronger at the broken places. They make us Real. And sometimes, it's important to have a little help holding things together until the glue is dry. That's where I come in.
I'll hold space when you need a safe, quiet container, and I'll be compassionate and honest when you want a reflection. You are the expert when it comes to you, and I'll offer my expertise to help co-create a path to your goals. I'm not here to tell you what's "wrong" with you but instead, to explore what has happened to you and how you survived. I have two certificates in trauma responsive care and coaching, and a deep knowledge of how trauma impacts the brain and body. I've also completed a certificate in Ecopsychology, so if you find healing in nature we'll get along great!
My background includes many years in direct care and case management for people with developmental disabilities, intensive family counseling, medical social work, and hospice/community bereavement counseling. My passions include experiential approaches such as Adventure Therapy and Ecotherapy. Believe it or not, the pandemic has shown that these approaches can be adapted to an online format! Positive psychology is embedded in my approach, shifting focus from problem to solution when you feel ready.
I look forward to meeting you and to honoring the stories you share. :)
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
LGBT , Relationship issues , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Impulsivity , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LISW #I.2102872 (Expires: 2023-05-28)
Kristen Hicks is a wonderful counselor to work with so far. She definitely shows her experience as a counselor and knowledge of trauma during our sessions. She's very pleasant to work with, and makes me feel very safe. I'd recommend her to anyone!