Counseling for individuals and families, treating children adolescents and adults.
Providing the services that best suit your needs is an important part of successful therapy.
Our first goal is to understand what you are dealing with and what you would like to work on. Strangely enough figuring that out is not always an easy thing to do but Mindful Life Counseling Center is here to help people explore what will make them happier. Sometimes it is helpful for people to dig in and discover who they are, learn about their personalities, values, and temperament, as well as developing their strengths and managing (while still accepting) their weaknesses. Mindful Life Counseling Center offers evidence based assessment measures to provide clients a deeper understanding of self.
It is important for a therapist to understand that everyone is unique and one size fits all does not work for helping people life their best life. Valuing the individual with respect and professional support is the standard of care at Mindful Life Counseling Center.
Treatment specialization includes:
Parents / Infants
- Prenatal and Postnatal Depression
- Parent Bonding and Adjustment
Child, Adolescent and Adult
- Eating Disorders and Obesity
- Anxiety including the areas of Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Phobias
- Depression and Mood Issues
- Socialization Issues including managing bullying
- Education, Work and Career Issues
- Relationship Issues
- Stress Management
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 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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