Shakoya Hicks, LCMHCS, LPCS (she/her)
The founder of Color Purple Counseling, a virtual practice supporting women and LGBTQIA+ folx who have challenges with stress and burnout, life transitions, and relationships/relationship trauma. Although I specialize in working with women, this practice is inclusive, affirming, and welcoming to all.
PROFESSIONAL LICENSES: NORTH CAROLINA, VIRGINIA, FLORIDA, UTAH
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor (LCMHCS) in North Carolina, a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) in Virginia, a Telehealth Licensed Mental Health Counselor (TLHT LMHC) in Florida and a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Utah. With over 17 years of providing direct services in the mental health field, I have extensive experience in individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, group therapy, and clinical supervision. I also offer immigration evaluations, working with lawyers and paralegals to help their clients navigate the immigration process with ease.
My specialties include:
Anxiety – Body Positivity – Couples Counseling – Divorce – Entrepreneurs – Family Conflict – High Achieving Women – Immigration Evaluations – LGBTQIA+ – Life Transitions – Parenting Skills – Problem Solving/Decision Making – Relationship Issues – Relationship Trauma – Self Esteem – Self Exploration – Stress Management – Women’s Issues
Women I work with have challenges with:
- Being LGBTQIA+ and living in their truth
- Managing stress and burnout
- Overthinking, overanalyzing, excessive worry
- Self-confidence & Self-esteem
- Relationships & Relationship Trauma
- Family discord
- Assertive communication & Setting boundaries
- Self-care and making themselves a priority
- Life transitions
- Imposter syndrome
In therapy with me, you can show up as your authentic self and safely navigate any challenges you may have. I practice what I preach, so I prioritize self-care and make my own happiness a priority as well. I wasn’t always able to do that and I had to learn how to let go of what was keeping me stuck, so I can live in my truth. I want to empower you to do the same and learn how to prioritize your mental and emotional health, so you can be the best you possible. I am a nontraditional therapist and I use LGBTQIA+ affirmative, culturally competent, trauma-focused, evidence based practices to create a safe space of healing for you.
Are you ready to move past what’s keeping you stuck?
I’m the right therapist for you if…
You want a genuine connection with a therapist who is honest, direct, encouraging, and supportive.
You want a safe space to feel heard and seen without judgment or criticism.
You don’t mind doing “grow work” to help you implement what you are learning in sessions with me.
You are ready to invest in making yourself and your own happiness a priority.