I understand the importance of honoring our culture and traditions that colors and shapes who we are
Aprende Sobre Mí y Cómo Puedo Ayudarte
Ramona Hickey, LPC
Hello, my name is Ramona Hickey and I am a bilingual psychotherapist at Latinx Talk Therapy. As a Latinx individual myself, I understand the importance of honoring our culture and traditions that colors and shapes who we are. The barriers and stigma towards mental health in the Latinx community are many, which prevents individuals from seeking the help that they so desperately need. This is just one of the many reasons why I decided to pursue a career in the mental health field.
“The two most powerful words that someone can say when we are in a struggle is: Me too.” (Brene Brown). Acknowledging that we are in pain and are struggling is a process that requires time and space. Finding someone that can relate to your struggles can also be daunting. This is where I, as your therapist, will work to create a safe and welcoming environment that will allow us to walk through daily life stressors along with other challenges that you may be facing. Together we will seek to create a treatment plan that will enable you to develop healthy coping skills, grow, and become the best version of yourself.
I am a licensed mental health therapist who is working on fine tuning her craft. I have previous experience working with children, adults, and couples. Someday I hope to specialize as a marriage and family therapist. I use a strengths based approach and the theoretical orientation that I subscribe to is an eclectic one, which means that I include multiple approaches based on my clients experiences, preferences, and needs.
No Tienes que Enfrentarte a Tus Luchas Solo, Estoy Aquí para Ayudarte.
Conoce Un Poco más Sobre Mí
I was born in Guatemala City and was raised in the suburbs of Chicago by a Dutch American family. At home we spoke English and I eventually lost my Spanish completely (but have since gained it back). I would often walk the fine line between two worlds trying to figure out my identity while carving my own niche.
In 2002 I graduated with a B.A. in Spanish Education with a minor in History. For many years I worked in the inner city schools of Chicago teaching Spanish both at the elementary level as well as the secondary level. Through a series of personal challenges in 2016, I decided to embark on a new career path and chose the field of mental health. This has been by far the best career decision that I could have made for myself! I take great delight in the fact that I get to work one on one with the Latinx community!
I enjoy family time, biking, yoga, traveling and experiencing different cuisines.
I work mostly with ethnic minorities to address multicultural concerns, family adjustment issues, attachment challenges, and trauma. Additionally, I provide treatment for depression, anxiety, stress, work-life balance, and relationships.