Vivian Hicks, LMHC
I am Licensed Mental Health Counselor and have been credentialed by Washington State as a Child Mental Health Specialist and a Mental Health Professional. I am also licensed in the state of Alabama as an Licensed Professional Counselor. I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, individuals and couples. My priority is to create space for my clients to feel safe and supported with whatever challenges they are currently facing. I have advanced training in Trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and emotion focused couples therapy. I have worked in a community mental health setting and correctional facilities dealing with co-morbid disorders.
My specialties include medical family therapy (those dealing with chronic medical conditions and treatment adherence challenges), trauma, couples therapy, specifically, attachment injuries; law enforcement dealing with vicarious trauma and duty related stressors and substance use.
Although sessions can be difficult at times, I provide a supportive and comfortable environment around hard to discuss issues. I am a well rounded therapist with an additional master's degree in Organizational Management, an adult education teaching credential as well as a master's degree in Clinical Psychology.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Narcissism, Post-traumatic Stress, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
WA LMHC LH 60776174