Wyneshia R. Hicks, LCSW-C, is a licensed clinical social worker. She began her career in the mental health field as a Psychology and Dance major at the State University of New York – College at Brockport. Upon earning her Bachelors degree in Psychology and Dance, she pursued and earned a Masters of Fine Arts in Choreography and Performance. Always believing in the therapeutic benefit inherent in dance, Wyneshia remained dedicated to her pursuit of joining clinical services with artistic expression. With this goal in mind, she has worked in a variety of social service and mental health settings. She has worked in the Metro DC area for over 5 years and that work has always centered around youth and often with underserved and diverse populations. In an effort to reach underserved youth, Wyneshia co-founded a non-profit organization to serve DC youth in foster care in 2005. As the co-founder, Wyneshia provided support in the areas of program development, staff training and served on the Board of Directors for several years.
Ms. Hicks received her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore, and has worked in a variety of settings in DC and Maryland, and in the Baltimore area since that time. Wyneshia’s treatment approach has focused on the use of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) interventions. Wyneshia is currently on the staff at Adventist Behavioral Health’s Ridge School of Montgomery County, serving children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties.
Wyneshia, who specializes in working with adolescents with problems of emotional regulation and oppositional behaviors, co-leads our Adolescent DBT Skills Group.