Susan Hicks

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

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(805) 590-8084

Susan Hicks

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 590-8084
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

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Announcement icon I currently am meeting via telehealth to provide the safest protocol while navigating the pandemic and best practices.

About

Every person has intrinsic value and worth- which is vitally important to remember when exploring one's personal journey. At times we forget and need gentle reminding. Having a skilled clinician to help shine a light on things that need attention or adjustment, sets us up for more of what we really want and need in life. Each person also holds a personal narrative, which contributes in shaping relationships and life choices, as well as contributes to problematic patterns and habits. Seeking support for a more fulfilling life and the restoration of what matters most, is nothing less than heroic. Call for a complimentary intake.
I've been licensed/ in practice for 32 years; enjoying the privilege with individuals, couples and families. Clients come to work on relationship improvement, anxiety, grief & loss, attachment, developmental changes, trauma recovery, and navigating other transformative experiences. I use various psychodynamic modalities and my approach is client centered.
Those I work with often report they feel safe to share life struggles without fear of judgment. As a result they are more easily able to recognize blockages in their lives which have prevented them from attaining meaningful goals. My job is to help you find areas that might get missed and to support you along the way in your journey.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $100 per session
  • Couples Session Fee: $125 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
I am not currently taking insurance. I provide a super-bill for you to submit to your insurance for out of network reimbursement.
Email me or call (805) 590-8084 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 32 Years
  • License: California / 25569
  • School: Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California
  • Year Graduated: 1986
I've been in practice for over 30 years. Facilitate workshops around grief, loss, shame, divorce, pre/birth trauma, and parental healing.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: American Association of Christian Counselors
  • Membership: California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

Susan Hicks's Groups

Loss and Loneliness Processing Group

Beginning Saturday October 8 running for 8 consecutive Saturday mornings from 10-11:45, Janus Counseling Center, led by Susan Hicks, MA, LMFT and Jennifer Vogel, MA, LMFT, is hosting an in-person processing group. When grief, loss, or loneliness strike, gathering together in the company of others going through similar feelings, brings about a healing that cannot happen in individual therapy. Please consider joining if you are experiencing complicated feelings of loneliness or loss. To reserve your spot, contact Jennifer at 805-617-3316. Group size is limited. $50 per session. If 4 or 8 weeks paid up front, a 10% discount applies.

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Location

Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 590-8084
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders

Client Focus

Faith: Christian
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Single Mother

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Christian Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 22 Sep 2022
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Susan Hicks

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT