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Marsha Hicks (Richards), LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Grief Self esteem Depression
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About me

Marsha received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Stony Brook University, School of Social Welfare and has been working in the field since 2004. Marsha is currently licensed by the state of Florida as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has practiced in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. She has a broad range of clinical experience working with individuals and groups across the lifespan. Marsha specializes in providing counseling to individuals with dual diagnoses of mental health and addictions. She uses a variety of treatment modalities which incorporate best practice from an eclectic and strengths-based approach that is deeply rooted in humanistic psychology and is guided by the needs of the client.

Professional experience

6yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Grief Self esteem Depression

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic 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 Marsha Hicks (Richards). 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.

Marsha has been incredible, not only have we created a wonderful bond (I feel so at ease talking to her about my concerns) but she has allowed me to grow and flourish in a way that I never thought possible! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time with her, so much so that I’m not looking forward to the day it has to come to an end!

10/10, every session.

Written on Feb 14, 2023 after therapy with Marsha for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and anger management

Marsha is very attentive and caring, and has been a strong cheerleader for me through several life transitions. Marsha’s expertise has been incredibly helpful in learning to manage my anxiety and establish healthier coping mechanisms.

Written on Dec 21, 2022 after therapy with Marsha for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Helped me out of a dark place, always look forward to a constructive session with Ms. Richards!

Written on Mar 15, 2022 after therapy with Marsha for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I didn’t know what to expect when I first signed up for BetterHelp. I had never done any form of therapy/counseling and got matched to Marsha after completing the registration. She has been patient and attentive to my needs and concerns. I’m so grateful to have been matched with her and not have the need to start over with someone else. Thank you, Marsha!

Written on Jul 29, 2021 after therapy with Marsha for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

My time with Marsha has been incredible - I feel like she just gets me. She was expertly able to guide me into a more regular schedule of sessions, and I couldn't be more thrilled about the growth I've experienced since starting our work together. She is kind, understanding, and practical; so if you're looking to play a more active role in your healing and understanding, Marsha is the therapist for you!

Written on Jul 23, 2021 after therapy with Marsha for 8 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and eating disorders

Marsha is fantastic! The breakthroughs I have made, with her guidance, have been amazing and I could not be happier that I was paired with her.

Written on Jul 06, 2021 after therapy with Marsha for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes