Laurie  Hicks

Laurie Hicks


Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Practice: JRD Counseling Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Rhode Island Accepting Online
Providence Accepting In-person
Updated January 23, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Concussions
  • Traumatic brain injury

Professional statement

Laurie Hicks is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) at JRD Counseling in Providence, Rhode Island. She has worked as a clinical social worker for over 30 years in a range of clinical settings including outpatient mental health, hospice and private practice. These broad range of experiences have contributed to her ability to help support , engage and and work effectively with her clients. In addition to treating individuals struggling with anxiety, depression and trauma, Laurie has extensive experience working with LGBTQIA clients, as well as survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and those coping with grief, loss and dying.

Laurie's approach to treatment is compassionate, strength focused and non-judgmental. She tailors treatment to meet the needs of each client and utilizes a variety of treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Supportive Therapy. Laurie offers in-person and telehealth sessions.

Message to clients

Reaching out for help when you're struggling with an issue can feel daunting but it can be one of the best things you do for yourself. Therapy doesn't necessarily need to be a long-term process. Some clients come in for just a few sessions, others choose to continue longer to address issues on a deeper level. My goal with everyone I work with is to provide a warm, safe environment where issues can be explored, and you can begin to address your concerns in a way that works for you.


LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

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

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Concussions - Support after a head injury, monitoring symptoms, and implementing strategies for recovery and healing

Traumatic brain injury - Processing through the emotional impact of a traumatic brain injury; adjusting to a new way of life, especially with changes in behaviors, mood, or relationships


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


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (55min)
  • Initial session: $200 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $175 (55min)

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
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 4pm
  • Tue 9am - 4pm, *5:30pm - 7:30pm *telehealth only
  • Wed not available
  • Thu 9am - 4pm
  • Fri not available
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Providence practice
193 Waterman St, Providence , Rhode Island 02906
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am -- 4pm
  • Tue 9am - 4pm
  • Wed not available
  • Thu 9:00-4:00
  • Fri not available
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 32 years

JRD Counseling, LICSW, 2023 - Present
Beacon Hospice, LICSW, 2017 - 2022
Sargent Rehabilitation Center, LICSW, 1995 - 2017
No. RI Community Mental Health Center, LCSW, 1992 - 1995

RI College, MSW, 1992


Rhode Island: ISW00641