My name is Deidre Ann Ricketts, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Florida. I have been providing psychotherapy to individuals ranging from children to older adults for the past 7 years both in person and virtually. My training at Florida Atlantic University, where I earned my MSW degree, as well as my various employment opportunities over the years prepared me to engage in a client centered manner. As a fellow member of the human family, I have come to recognize that our Creator had a plan when He made each of us, and that He left us guidance in His word and access to Him through prayer. My firm belief in a biblical worldview guides my work and teaches me that we are all created in the image of God. Throughout my years of partnering with clients, it has been an honor and a privilege for me to walk alongside them as they faced various challenges in their life. Whether it was issues related to grief and loss, family challenges, past traumas, or other life cycle transitions, to name a few, I have made it my practice to approach each individual with respect and care because they bear God’s image. I understand that individuals know their own life experiences better than I ever could, and have a right to self-determination. I also believe the phrase “no man is an island” holds true, and as a result encourage clients to seek to build bridges, and where this may be impossible, seek acceptance of things one cannot change.
The recognition that one is unable to manage one’s mental health alone can be frightening, and feelings of vulnerability and fear may immediately take over. If you have overcome, or at the very least, tolerated those dreaded feelings to the point of reading about me, I would like to personally acknowledge you for taking this step! I believe that finding a good therapist is like finding a good pair of shoes. When it fits, you know! If you are impressed to move forward with me, know that you will be greeted with warmth, care, and sincerity. I have also found that utilizing scripture and prayer along with solution focused, and cognitive based therapy modalities often produces good results. During our time together, I will seek to empower you on your journey, challenge you to grow, support your ups and downs, and celebrate with you when you have reached your mile stones. In the words of another famous saying, “the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. I look forward to collaborating with you on your journey!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Family of Origin Issues , Forgiveness , Life Purpose , Post-traumatic Stress , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
FL LCSW SW17061
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She is the best: a real therapist!
Deidre meets me where I am emotionally with such helpful tools.
Deidre has definitely been a blessing. She is very kind and caring about her clients and always tries her best to help in any way she can. She goes above and beyond.
Deidre listens carefully, genuinely cares, is good with strategies for moving forward and gently challenges wrong thinking in a way that makes it easy to hear and take on board. I’m so grateful that God has brought her across my path. She’s helping to make a big difference in my life.