About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in North Carolina with 15 years experience helping people to experience all that life has to offer. I have experience working with the geriatric population as well as their caregivers, depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, dealing with change, and domestic violence. An area of interest that I specialize in is post-abortive therapy. I have a background in Christian counseling but offer non-judgmental, caring guidance to those individuals that I see. My approach is solution-focused, client-centered, and strengths-based relying heavily on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I also focus on Reality Testing Therapy.

When working with clients, my desire is to provide a warm, welcoming environment where my clients feel comfortable discussing anything they need help with. My goal is to create an experience that is genuine, caring, and safe. I believe that you are the expert in your story and that your story is important. You have the ability to overcome life's challenges and I am just the vehicle to help you do so. It is my pleasure to meet you and start on the journey to better mental health.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #C012549 (Expires: 2023-09-06)


Reviews

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

Written by Z.A. on Jul 06, 2022 after therapy with Rikki for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and compassion fatigue

Rikki is an amazing therapist. She has helped me deal with some truly complex issues. Highly recommend!

Written by A.L. on Jul 05, 2022 after therapy with Rikki for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Does a fantastic job of identifying areas of need and exploring them. Thankful we got paired.

Written by K.A. on Jun 09, 2022 after therapy with Rikki for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

I have alot of issues and I am a mess. Trying to deal with one thing at a time. Glad she is there to listen.

Written by M.A. on May 18, 2022 after therapy with Rikki for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Very sweet and genuinely caring, Rikki is great!

Written by M.I. on May 16, 2022 after therapy with Rikki for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life

Awesome! The best:) Thanks and God Bless! :) -Mike D.

Written by T.A. on Apr 12, 2022 after therapy with Rikki for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Very kind and sympathetic. Also supports healthy decision making. Encourages and provides advice without judgement. I would highly recommend!

Written by H.A. on Feb 10, 2022 after therapy with Rikki for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Ricky‘s been great I’ve only been working her with a short amount of time but she’s incredibly kind and fun to talk to. I feel like I can have a conversation with her and not be interrupted or cut off or judged!

Written by K.A. on Feb 07, 2022 after therapy with Rikki for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and adhd

Rikki is amazing! It feels like I’m talking to an old friend that cares about my pain.

Written by A.U. on Feb 02, 2022 after therapy with Rikki for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Excellent therapist who has been extremely helpful.

Written by L.A. on Jan 31, 2022 after therapy with Rikki for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Rikki is very easy to talk to and can share advice through her own personal experience.

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