Kathy Hicks

Counseling and Psychotherapy Services
LPC
7 years in practice

About Kathy Hicks

I am a therapist who understands that life can be difficult, but I also truly believe that we can create

lives that are joyful. Learning how to balance those two different experiences can be really hard.

Understanding and accepting the pain we experience in life while at the same time celebrating the

wonderful things is incredibly important but surprisingly not always so easy do without help. Some

people think we should be able to handle struggles on our own but I believe that in order to experience

a good life, we sometimes need help. Counseling is an incredible way to create your best life. My job is

to help you figure out how to live this life. My belief is that you have the understanding of how to make

these changes, I do not have the answers to your situation, but I do know how to support you into

figuring out how to live your best life. I use evidence based methods in order to provide you research

proven guidance. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with a focus on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies mixed in different ways with commitment and behavior

change strategies to increase psychological flexibility. The objective is not elimination of difficult

feelings, rather it is to be present with what life brings us and to move toward valued behavior.

Answers  (2)

That is a really tough situation that a lot of young people are experiencing right now. The first thing to under is that you can’t change who your parents are and cannot change their behavior. The thing to keep in mind is that you can control your responses and actions.   You may need to keep living... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.

You are describing a very legitimate reaction to trauma.  Rape is an aweful experience and I am very sorry that happened to you.  When horrible things happen, people often react in a way that interferes with the ability to live a normal life and function the way they did in the past.  This is very... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.