Lance Hicks, LLMSW

Lance Hicks, LLMSW

My clinical practice builds on and is informed by my years of experience as a community organizer, with equal time spent providing mental health services to youth, adults, and families. As a therapist, I commit not only to caring for my clients’ mental health, but to supporting them as they navigate social identity and experiences of oppression and trauma.

My technique is integrative; however, I draw heavily upon my training (through Level 2) in Internal Family Systems therapy, which has greatly enriched my practice, particularly in the treatment of complex and developmental trauma. I believe that everyone enters therapy as an individual, and depending upon the strengths, concerns, and preferences of my client, I may incorporate traditional talk therapy, somatic interventions that center the relationship between mind and body, expressive modalities that incorporate art and storytelling, and holistic care that considers physical as well as mental health.

Specializations include treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder, dissociative disorders, developmental and complex trauma, depression, and anxiety. I am skilled in providing transgender care and in supporting clients with concerns related to racial and cultural identity. Regardless of the focus or approach of our work together, I commit to building a relationship with my clients that offers safety, validation, and empowerment.

My background includes work in crisis intervention, case management, youth development, community and street outreach, and sexual health education. I completed a Bachelor of Social Work from Wayne State University in 2016, and a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan in 2017. I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers.