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Carol Hicks, M.A. is internationally recognized for her role in the development and growth of Ericksonian approaches to family therapy and clinical hypnosis. She has authored three books and numerous chapters on this approach and conducts training in advanced clinical skills for mental health professionals worldwide in addition to her private therapy practice in Pensacola, Florida. Her problem solving approach is acclaimed for its effectiveness and respect for clients and their vast health options. Carol is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has lived and practiced in Pensacola since 1980. She operates her practice virtually via Zoom or FaceTime or phone and treats individuals, couples, and families with a broad range of presenting problems.

Among these are:

  • Anxiety and post traumatic stress
  • Panic disorder and phobia
  • Stress overload and related illness
  • Depression
  • Anger and resentment
  • Adjustments to change, loss, transition, trauma
  • Grief issues and dealing with physical illness
  • Childbirth pain and anxiety
  • Marital problems
  • Relationship and family issues
  • Problems in children of divorce
  • Parenting and blended family concerns
  • Compulsive disorders and habit problems
  • Impaired functioning due to low self esteem
  • Sexual identity and expression problems
  • Childhood issues of abandonment, neglect, or abuse
  • Pain Management

Rapid problem resolution and personal transformation are facilitated by a combination of assessing clear goals, identifying needed resources, retrieving and learning more effective responses, and associating these new options to relevant contexts of daily life. State of mind makes a crucial contribution to healing. Shame, anger, isolation, fear, guilt, resentment, anxiety, or depression can hinder recovery from catastrophic life changes, psychological or physical illness or injury. Congruently setting the mind to personally valued goals becomes the essence of mind-body-healing.

Therapeutic modalities include hypnotherapy, goal-oriented metaphor, relaxation and communication training, marriage therapy, solution focused behavior rehearsals, parent effectiveness training, conflict negotiation, trauma resolution activities, cognitive restructuring, and emotionally corrective experience. Therapy is usually both brief and deeply healing, addressing body, mind, and spirit. It is a heart-centered, practical, and holistic approach, specifically tailored to each unique client system.

For information or referral, please call 850-432-7820 or email.