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I understand the importance of honoring our culture and traditions that colors and shapes who we are

Learn About Me and How I Can Help

Ramona Hickey, LPC

Hello, my name is Ramona Hickey, and I am a bilingual psychotherapist at Latinx Talk Therapy. As a Latinx individual, I understand the importance of honoring our culture and traditions that color and shape who we are. Unfortunately, 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. These are some of the many reasons 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 have previous experience working with children, adults, and couples. I use a strengths-based approach, and the theoretical orientation that I subscribe to is an eclectic one, which means that I include multiple techniques based on my client’s experiences, preferences, and needs.

You Don’t Have to Face Your Struggles Alone. I Am Here to Help!!

Get to Know A Little Bit More About Me

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 Spanish. As a result, I would often walk the fine line between the two cultures to discover my identity while carving my niche.

In 2018 I graduated with an M.A. in Counseling Psychology. Since then, I have provided mental health services to individuals, families, and children, collaborated with colleagues in weekly Team Meetings. Also, coordinated services with local schools, community centers, and other mental health agencies.

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 and 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. My career journey 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.

My Specialties 

I work primarily 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.

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