Adria  Hickson

Adria Hickson


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Updated December 19, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Relationship issues
  • Psychological evaluations & testing

Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

Growing up the youngest in a large family of educators, I had a natural interest in education, behavior, and relationships. I started my career as a school psychologist and then moved into clinical psychology so I could begin working with adults as well. Working with children opened my eyes to the importance and impact one’s family and environment play in day-to-day life. In my work with clients, I take into consideration all their identities, relationships, roles, and responsibilities; understanding my client is important to developing a working relationship with them and assisting them on their journey.

As a psychologist, I am passionate about being flexible and open. I desire to understand my clients and help them move in the direction they would like to go; if they are unsure where that is, I help them find their path. I am a client-centered therapist who seeks to meet my clients where they are but also encourages them to test the limits and build upon what they have. I believe therapy is a wonderful tool that can be used to help someone through a particularly difficult time while serving as a place to check in on progress. The intake appointment includes talking about the beginning, middle, and end of therapy services and may include the following questions: What do you want to focus on? What goal(s) will we work toward? How frequent should sessions be? How long do you expect to be in therapy? How will we know things have gotten better?


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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Trustmark
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $180 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $180

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • As needed


Online Sessions (Georgia)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12pm - 4pm
  • Tue 4pm- 8pm
  • Wed 4pm- 8pm
  • Thu 3pm - 8pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed


Georgia: PSY004654