Betsy Hicks,LMFT

Betsy Hicks,LMFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist License - LF60649745
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Initial session: 80-90 minutes $135.00
Standard 50-60 minute session $110.00
Military discounts available.
Accepting New Clients
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


677 Woodland Square Loop SE STE 11
Lacey, Washington 98503

My Approach to Helping

As a Marriage and Family therapist, I work with individuals, couples, and families addressing a variety of concerns. My goal is to provide a safe and comfortable environment where my clients feel free to express themselves openly and honestly and to provide compassion, insight, and practicality that may provide the opportunity to open doors to hope, healing, positive growth, and change. As a family systems trained therapist I strive to help clients look at all aspects of their life to help identify influences that may be currently contributing to expressed concerns, look at the current impact, and to increase tools to help effectively manage andor navigate through various challenges. I recognize each client is unique and appreciate the courage and patience that is often needed to develop long lasting changes. I work collaboratively with my clients to ensure we are meeting their goals and their true visions of how they want to live their life.

More Info About My Practice

The initial consultation is 80-85 minutes long and is $135.00. Each session after that is typically 50-55 minutes and the standard fee is $110.00 per session. I offer military discounts (active duty, active reserves, National Guard, and retirees.) My office hours are Monday- Thursday 10:00-7:00. Although I am private pay only and do not personally file with insurance companies, I am fully licensed and can provide a SuperBill for you to file with your insurance, however, due to various policies, deductibles etc... I cannot guarantee reimbursements. With couples, unfortunately, many insurances do not actually cover couples therapy.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Working with couples is my passion. However, in addition to CouplesMarriagePre-marital counseling, I offer individual and family therapy. My goals are to help clients live the life they desire and to help increase the awareness and address the obstacles that may be getting in the way. My hope is for each person to feel validated, heard, and understood and to increase their ability to access and express their honest feelings and needs.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Some of the possible benefits of therapy are increased satisfaction with relationships, resolution of issues, and a greater understanding of self, relationships, and cultural influences. Other possible benefits may be reduced stress and anxiety.

Furthermore, an individual, couple, or family, may develop increased communication skills, coping skills and a clearer sense of their values and goals.

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I primarily work with couples. However, I also see individuals that want to address anxiety, relationships, life transitions andor that want to work on becoming more in alignment with how they want to be. Additionally, I work with other adult relationship dynamics; such as adult children and their parent(s), adult siblings, adult friendships etc...

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

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