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Leigh Hicks, MSW, LCSWA, PhD

Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate & Teen Program Coordinator


Are you seeking a compassionate guide to accompany you on your journey towards healing and growth? Look no further than Dr. Leigh Hicks, a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate (LCSWA) with a passion for empowering individuals to unlock their inner resilience and thrive.


Dr. Leigh operates independently, offering comprehensive clinical social work therapy to adolescents (13-17) and adults. As an independent contractor under the supervision of an approved LCSW supervisor, she assumes full responsibility for every aspect of your care, ensuring personalized attention and support tailored to your unique needs. Rest assured, Dr. Leigh is independently insured and manages her own practice, partnering with MACS PLLC for marketing, billing, and office space.


With over 16 years of extensive experience in law enforcement and social work, Dr. Leigh brings a wealth of expertise to her practice. Her journey from deputy sheriff to social worker to clinical therapist has equipped her with a deep understanding of trauma, resilience, and the human spirit's capacity for transformation. She draws from her own life experiences of overcoming struggles to inspire and guide her clients towards achieving their full potential.

Dr. Leigh's approach to therapy is grounded in evidence-based practices and trauma-focused care. She seamlessly integrates modalities such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Systems Theory, and Family Systems Theory to provide practical tools and insights for personal growth and healing. Whether you're grappling with depression, anxiety, trauma, family challenges, or self-esteem issues, Dr. Leigh offers a safe and nurturing space for exploration and empowerment.


Dr. Leigh provides individual therapy, teen therapy, couples therapy, and family therapy, embracing the full spectrum of human experiences and relationships. Clients appreciate her gentle and validating spirit, coupled with a direct and challenging skill set when needed, fostering meaningful breakthroughs and lasting change.

In addition to her private practice, Dr. Leigh serves as the Director and Founder of Footsteps 2 Success, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering and supporting girls in developing positive self-image and behavior. Her commitment to community empowerment extends to her role as faculty at Walden University, where she teaches MSW core classes and clinically focused courses.


Ready to embark on your journey towards healing and self-discovery? Dr. Leigh currently accepts self-pay and insurance from Aetna, BCBS, CBHA, Medcost, and MHN, offering therapy both online and in-person on Wednesdays. Contact Dr. Leigh Hicks today to schedule your initial consultation and take the first step towards a brighter, more fulfilling future.



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