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Nathan Hicks (he/him)

Hello there!

My name is Nathan and I am a psychotherapist. I am passionate about providing a non-judgmental space for my clients where they feel heard, affirmed, and supported in their steps towards overcoming any personal issues.


It is my objective to listen to any issue you are dealing with and, per my training/experience, provide tools which can help you address them. My approach is very client centred where I will help you identify personal strengths you can utilize toward your concerns. You can expect a warm, empathetic approach with questions/comments focused on discovering the root cause of the issue. 

Many of my clients have struggled with severe anxiety or depression as well as trauma, alcohol addiction, relationship issues, and anger management. I am well-versed in crisis management, emotional dysregulation, suicidal ideation, and family conflict. Alongside a compassionate-listening approach, the main modalities I use are Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).

If you would like to set up an appointment with me, please click here

Why "Hickory Psychosocial"?

The Hickory tree has some personal affiliation with my life (and not just because my last name sounds similar). Outside of being a strong and flexible wood used for many tools, the cycle of its life resembles that of growth and healing from personal difficulties. 

Did you know that a Hickory tree typically takes 30-40 years to produce nuts from its branches? It is patient in its development, not rushing towards the end goal, and only releasing once it is ready. Healing from trauma or personal issues can take time, and it may not be a perfect journey, but a moment may come where moving beyond pain is possible. Its strength and flexibility also play into how they are a "pushing species", able to grow in difficult circumstances. This explains the mantra of "patience/growth/release".

Psychosocial refers to my approach with clients where I don't simply focus on the root issue but also any other factors which may be exacerbating it. I believe in taking a holistic view with each client as circumstances, environment, relationships, and culture all have a role to play in psychological health and physical wellbeing.

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