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Adria Hickson, Psy.D. is a Georgia licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist who has worked in the field of psychology for the past ten years in a variety of school and clinical settings. Over the years, she has worked closely with children and their families, as well as adults with various academic, developmental, emotional, and social concerns.
Dr. Hickson has extensive experience in comprehensive assessment as a school psychologist and as a psychometrist for private clinical practice. In addition to diagnostic skills, her experiences fostered a solid foundation for her therapeutic skills when working with clients. Further, Dr. Hickson has worked closely with social workers, professional counselors, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and other healthcare professionals to facilitate comprehensive treatment.
Dr. Hickson completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia and then pursued her Master’s and Specialist degrees in education school psychology from Georgia State University. As a school psychologist, she provided academic and behavioral consultations, helped to cultivate classroom interventions, conducted eligibility, student support team, and 504 meetings for students who needed academic support and accommodations. Dr. Hickson specializes in psychoeducational evaluations and comprehensive psychological evaluations that assist in diagnosing mental health disorders, identifying varying strengths and weaknesses, and cultivating appropriate recommendations for children and adults.
She achieved her Doctor of Psychology degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois. As a part of her clinical training, she worked in community mental health and completed comprehensive psychological evaluations assessing parenting capacity, substance misuse, and propensity for domestic violence. In addition to work with children, Dr. Hickson also has experience in assessing within the adult population examining anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress, and severe and persistent mental illnesses. Further, she has conducted assessments and provided therapeutic support for individuals in consideration for bariatric surgery.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Psychological evaluations & testing - A broad range of tests and assessments that may be used to identify present strengths, provide diagnosis clarity, and inform treatment goals
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