Rita Hicks, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Rita Hicks attended the University of California at Riverside for her undergraduate degree and Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California, where she earned her post-graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. In her work, Rita provides counseling services to adults, adolescents, couples and families.
Rita follows a family systems approach to therapy, noting that many factors impact a family experiencing difficulties, and that a family in therapy can work together to help family members reduce distress and relieve the strain on the family. Rita also utilizes Strategic Therapy techniques, including building on individual strengths to foster desired changes in behavior.
Rita has extensive experience working with military individuals, couples and families. She also has experience with anxiety, mood, and adjustment disorders, ADHD in both children and adults, grief and loss, trauma and PTSD, co-occurring disorders and relationship issues.
Rita has two grown daughters and two grandchildren. She enjoys gardening, playing with her dog, “Jake,” travel and reading.