Kathy Hicks, MS

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Counseling | Female

Mindful Life Counseling Center. Tyler Texas 15632 State Highway 110 S Ste 26 Whitehouse, TX 75791 Get Directions
Kathy Hicks, MS
I have been working with children, adolescents, adults, and their families for over 25 years. I first worked as a Licensed Dietician and enjoyed working with people using a holistic approach to nutrition where the whole person, including lifestyle is important. Over time, I found my attention was more and more on the psychological needs of the people I worked with and began to pursue an educational and career course where I specialized in counseling. My professional status is a mental health professional, although my experience in dietetics certainly helps in working with people struggling with an eating disorder. My overall focus is working with people who are overcoming psychological difficulties in life. I am currently a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. My passion is helping people explore concerns, identify goals and achieve solutions. Prevention and mental health in the community have been key areas in my professional development. Prior to private practice psychotherapy and counseling, I led a multidisciplinary staff in the administration and delivery of an intensive mental health program for families. In addition, I coordinated a mental health promotion and education program where I had the opportunity to work in multiple school districts. Before that, my extensive experience with managing mentoring programs allowed me to genuinely understand what barriers families are facing. I have advanced training in treating eating disorders. Disordered eating is a complex issue involving human development, family systems, stress, exercise, nutrition, society norms, and culture. I value mindfulness and believe in an intuitive approach to eating. In addition, I'm also trained to treat a variety of other disorders. Professional Affiliations International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals American Counseling Association Texas Counseling Association

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Kathy Hicks' Care Philosophy

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who believes that the simple act of talking about a problem is valuable. My goal is to help people clarify, understand, and come to terms with a variety of issues that cause them to be unhappy with life. I provide a nurturing, non-judgmental approach geared towards assisting children, adolescents, adults, and families in forming and achieving the outcomes they desire. My passion is to help people increase their happiness by creating a rich and meaningful lives. I use mindfulness to increase awareness, clarity, and acceptance of life experiences. Using mindfulness for breathing, body sensations and daily activities, we learn to be mindful of our thoughts and feelings, to become aware, and more accepting. This results in less distress, increased functioning and the ability to enjoy life.

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Mindful Life Counseling Center. Tyler Texas15632 State Highway 110 S Ste 26
Whitehouse, TX 75791
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Kathy uses a combination of cognitive behavioral and existential concepts with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  She provide a nurturing non-judgmental Person Centered approach to offer support and help clients determine their goals are and how to best reach them.  In addition to being caring and compassionate, Kathy...

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I have been working with children, adolescents, adults, and their families for over 25 years. I first worked as a Licensed Dietician and enjoyed working with people using a holistic approach to nutrition where the whole person, including lifestyle is important. Over time, I found my attention was more and more on the psychological needs of the people I worked with and began to pursue an educational and career course where I specialized in counseling. My professional status is a mental health professional, although my experience in dietetics certainly helps in working with people struggling with an eating disorder. My overall focus is working with people who are overcoming psychological difficulties in life. I am currently a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. My passion is helping people explore concerns, identify goals and achieve solutions.

Prevention and mental health in the community have been key areas in my professional development. Prior to private practice psychotherapy and counseling, I led a multidisciplinary staff in the administration and delivery of an intensive mental health program for families. In addition, I coordinated a mental health promotion and education program where I had the opportunity to work in multiple school districts. Before that, my extensive experience with managing mentoring programs allowed me to genuinely understand what barriers families are facing.  

I have advanced training in treating eating disorders. Disordered eating is a complex issue involving human development, family systems, stress, exercise, nutrition, society norms, and culture. I value mindfulness and believe in an intuitive approach to eating. In addition, I'm also trained to treat a variety of other disorders.

Professional Affiliations

International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals

American Counseling Association

Texas Counseling Association

Kathy Hicks' Care Philosophy

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who believes that the simple act of talking about a problem is valuable. My goal is to help people clarify, understand, and come to terms with a variety of issues that cause them to be unhappy with life.  I provide a nurturing, non-judgmental approach geared towards assisting children, adolescents, adults, and families in forming and achieving the outcomes they desire. My passion is to help people increase their happiness by creating a rich and meaningful lives. 

I use mindfulness to increase awareness, clarity, and acceptance of life experiences. Using mindfulness for breathing, body sensations and daily activities, we learn to be mindful of our thoughts and feelings, to become aware, and more accepting. This results in less distress, increased functioning and the ability to enjoy life.

Kathy Hicks says...

Providing individual, group, and family counseling, treating children, adolescents and adults.  

Treatment specialization includes:

Parents / Infants

  • Prenatal and Postnatal Depression
  • Infant Mental Health age 0 to 3 (failure to thrive, developmental delays, infant trauma, psychosocial result of health concerns)Parent Bonding and AdjustmentChild Abuse Prevention and Intervention (caretaker focused)  Infant / Early Childhood Development Assessment

Child, Adolescent and Adult

  • Eating Disorders and Obesity 
  • Anxiety including the areas of Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and PhobiasDepression and Mood Issues
  • Self-InjurySocialization Issues including managing bullying
  • Education, Work and Career Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Intimate Partner Abuse and Relationship Violence (victim/survivor)

Kathy Hicks says...

Kathy has preparation and experience in working with clients who are dealing with self-injury, domestic violence, anxiety, and socialization problems in the adolescent and young adult population.  Her expertise in infant-child mental health enables her to work with parents of young children in establishing a secure, healthy bond.  The Children's Mental Health Partnership training focuses on developing emotional and social competence of children to help them mature appropriately according to biology, social relationships and culture.

Kathy Hicks has special training in the treatment and prevention of eating disorders and have advanced her training by completing the Certificate of Graduate Study in Eating Disorders and Obesity, at Northern Illinois University, the only 12 credit program in the nation.  Disordered Eating is a complex issue involving human development, family systems, stress, exercise, nutrition, society norms and culture.  Recovery from an eating disorder is about rediscovering who you are by creating a rich and meaningful life.

Kathy Hicks says...

Kathy uses a combination of cognitive behavioral and existential concepts with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  She provide a nurturing non-judgmental Person Centered approach to offer support and help clients determine their goals are and how to best reach them.  In addition to being caring and compassionate, Kathy believes that a sense of humor is vital to life and there are many benefits to its use in therapy.

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  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Attack
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Depressive Episode
  • Eating Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Stress

Education

  • Medical School
    Northern Illinois University, Graduate Degree

    Graduated in 2010

  • Internship Hospital
    Dekalb County Middle and High Schools

    Completed in 2010

  • Residency Hospital
    Ben Gordon Center

    Completed in 2010

  • Undergraduate School
    Northern Illinois University

    Graduated in 1989

  • Other Education
    Northern Illinois University

    Completed in 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Counseling
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Adult Psychology
  • Affect Disorders
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Child Psychology
  • Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology
  • Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology
  • Developmental Disabilities Psychology
  • Group Counseling
  • Health Psychology
  • Individual Counseling
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Psychology
  • Relationship Counseling
  • School Counseling
  • School Psychology
  • Women's Counseling
  • Women's Health Psychology

Procedures Performed

  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Stress Management