LaVonne Ricks


LaVonne Ricks


Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 89442
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I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blomquist Hale
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • HealthNet
  • Health Net of California
  • Managed Health Network (MHN)
  • MHNet
  • MHNet Behavioral Health
  • Optum
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  • Optum Health
  • Oscar Health Insurance Co.
  • SutterSelect
  • UMR
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Health Care
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Tahoe, California 96150
Auburn, California 95603

My Approach to Helping

Circumstantially, there are numerous reasons why individuals reach out to professionals such as me. Similarly, this is my primary reason for choosing to educate and establish my credential as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, so that when individuals seek support, I can provide emotional support and professional guidance. I have more than ten years in the field of Social Work. I have previous mental health experience as a hospital social worker 5150 involuntary evaluator, children, adolescence, young adult, and family mental health clinician. Currently, I am working in the field of child welfare servicing children and families. In addition, my therapeutic approach for practice is a blend of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and solution-focused therapy to provide education on how individuals’ thoughts, feelings, and behavioral patterns might affect self-reflecting and relationships with others. Another key element of my practice is to highlight how trauma can affect individuals’’ viewpoints towards future goals.

My areas of expertise include:
• Anxiety and Stress
• Relationship and Family Conflict
• Depression
• Divorce
• Anger Issues and Behavioral Challenges
• Grief, and Loss
• Parenting
• Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Trauma
• Self Esteem Issues
• School Challenges
• Social Skills

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Racism
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Stress

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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