Individual Therapy for Depression and Anxiety
My general approach to therapy is an eclectic one; I draw from a number of psychological philosophies and theories. Mainly, I am a person-centered therapist, which means I consider you to be the center of the therapy and always consider your goals first. I also use systems theory, which takes into account the dynamics surrounding an individual, including family, social, cultural, educational and occupational environments. When behaviors, thoughts, or attitudes are getting in the way of reaching your goals, I draw from dialectical behavior therapy which balances acceptance of current situations with the need to change.
I also specialize in providing counseling for people who are dealing with major life transitions. Whether it be moving to a new city, graduating university, becoming a parent, getting married, divorced, or dealing with a recent death of a loved one, I can help you tolerate the anxiety of change and discomfort while processing the layers of emotions that can surface during any loss or gain.
I provide therapy for clients who have recently lost a loved one. Together we work through the phases of grief, anger, denial, bargaining, acceptance, and depression. Grief work can be both healing and extremely transformational.
Depression Cure by Dr Ilardi
For my clients who are suffering with depression, if the client wishes, I am trained to provide an adjunct treatment based on the book, The Depression Cure, which is a treatment created by Dr Ilardi and his team. It is a six step program and very useful in addition to counseling, with or without medication. Here, we learn and integrate new habits that are integral to maintaining mental health. Dr Ilardi’s treatment is short term and solution focused. It allows clients who have had long term depressions to gain a sense of equilibrium and contentment.
I have studied under Esther Perel for one year, and understand believe in an eclectic approach to couples work. I observe the communication dynamic between two people and together we shift the communication dynamic so that both persons have their needs met in a healthy and whole manner. For readers out there, I highly recommend the book, Mating In Captivity.
Feel free to contact Zoe Hicks at firstname.lastname@example.org or via her cell at (310) 968-4502 for more information regarding counseling.