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Rakia Hicks LCMHC

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Rakia Hicks Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. As an African-American woman, I work hard to acknowledge the challenges faced by people across the Diaspora, address how they cope with those challenges, and strengthen those mechanisms to help increase chances of long-term success.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Rakia Hicks is licensed in North Carolina with 17 years of professional work experience in the mental health field. She has experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, and depression. She believes in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and enjoys working with adolescents, young adults, and the geriatric populations. She strives to tailor dialog and treatment planning to meet clients' unique and specific needs. The training Rakia received in pursuit of a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology with Loyola University of Maryland provided specific coursework in clinical supervision and counselor education. Rakia accumulated a wealth of experience working with acute mentally ill adolescent and adult populations providing suicide assessment, crisis intervention, and intensive individual/family therapy. She also worked with less acute populations providing therapeutic expertise in the areas of grief/loss, trauma work, phase of life problems, anger management, anxiety, and depression. Rakia continues professional development in the areas of trauma and abuse (EMDR) and play therapy, and utilizes dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy. We are living in very trying times. Sometimes, it feels like you have it together but other times, it feels like you are falling apart. At the core of us, we just want some semblance of peace and a little happiness. Doesn't feel like we're asking for much, right? Just know, that you are NOT alone in trying to figure things out and keep your head above water. Rakia is invested in helping you find ways to navigate these twists and turns and develop lasting strategies to overcome life's challenges. If you are ready to begin "the art of living," schedule an appointment with Rakia today!




General Expertise




Aging related concerns

Anger management

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


Behavioral Issues

In-Network Insurance




Blue Cross NC

Cigna EAP




First Session$200
Individual Therapy$160
Marriage & Couples Counseling$160
Family Therapy$160
Group Therapy$160

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Person-Centered Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Motivational Interviewing


  • North Carolina, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, 9713


Master of Science in Counseling Psychology, Loyola College of Maryland

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

Frequently Asked Questions About Rakia Hicks, LCMHC

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Rakia Hicks, LCMHC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Rakia Hicks accepting new clients?

Yes, Rakia Hicks is accepting new clients for online therapy in North Carolina and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Charlotte, 3111 Springbank Lane Suite I, Charlotte, NC, 28226.

Does Rakia Hicks accept insurance?

Yes, Rakia Hicks accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross NC, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Humana and Optum.

What types of therapy does Rakia Hicks offer?

Rakia Hicks offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Rakia Hicks offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Rakia Hicks offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Charlotte, 3111 Springbank Lane Suite I, Charlotte, NC, 28226.

Does Rakia Hicks offer online therapy?

Yes, Rakia Hicks offers online therapy via video sessions to people in North Carolina.

How quickly can I see Rakia Hicks?

Rakia Hicks typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Rakia Hicks speak?

Rakia Hicks conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Rakia Hicks online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Rakia Hicks online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.