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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At Urban Wellness, we are committed to social justice and anti-racism. We are dedicated to providing services to individuals, couples, and families that are accessible, culturally relevant, and free of stigma.

Here at Urban Wellness, we celebrate and affirm all backgrounds and identities. We strive to provide a brave space where voices can be heard and liberated.

GET TO KNOW your therapist

Jenna Hickey, LCSW

“All the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds of today.” — A Native American Proverb

Insurances I Accept:

  • BCBS PPO

Ages I work with:

  • 10+

Languages I speak:

  • English

Starting August 2024.

Who Am I?

Hello! I am Jenna Hickey (Jenn-UH, she/her). I am a licensed clinical social worker who works with children, teens, and young adults. I love working with individuals with anxiety, depression, OCD, and mood disorders. I enjoy providing support to individuals with disabilities, and worked as a school social worker for 7 years before pursuing my LCSW to work in private practice. I am particularly passionate about supporting children and their families as they navigate the public education setting. As a queer woman, I also love to work with and advocate for LGBTQIA2S+ individuals.

I love working with:

  • Children and adolescents as they navigate their school, family, and social lives
  • Young adults as they explore who they are and who they are becoming
  • Individuals in the LGBTQIA2S+ community
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Individuals with anxiety, depression, OCD, and mood disorders

Some of my favorite approaches include:

My number one favorite approach is simple- to meet my clients where they are at! I do this by being client-centered and strength-based. Flexibility is also a huge cornerstone of my practice, and ensures that we don’t get stuck in one particular treatment modality. I like to pull from a number of different approaches in order to foster change and promote growth. Some of my favorite treatment modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing. Particularly when working with younger clients, I aim to integrate playful elements like games and art therapy into our sessions. This creates an engaging and interactive experience that allows for self-expression and exploration.

HOW I HELP

My number one goal as a therapist is for my clients to feel empowered to be their truest and most authentic selves. For many of us, the stressors and struggles of everyday life get in the way of our ability to do this. And that’s okay! Life is challenging, and we are all just trying to do our best. It is my intention to create a safe space for clients to feel unburdened, to relieve some of the stress of their everyday lives, and to feel welcome and accepted for who they are.

What it’s like in a session with me

As a therapist, my goal is to create a warm, welcoming, and non-judgmental space where clients can freely explore their thoughts and emotions. In our sessions, you can expect empathy, active listening, and practical guidance. There are no topics that are too taboo, and all feelings are welcome! Feel free to come exactly as you are- bring a blanket, your favorite snack or drink, and let’s talk about your current hyperfixations- whether they be games, social media trends, books, hobbies, etc. My job is to ensure that our sessions are centered around your comfort and readiness to explore. Together, we’ll work collaboratively to identify strengths, address challenges, and foster growth. Some sessions may be lighthearted and fun, and other sessions may feel a bit heavier or more difficult. Rest assured that therapy and the journey of self-discovery are unfolding processes, and I am deeply honored to accompany you on this transformative path.

More about me

Outside of work, I am most often spending time with my friends or family! I enjoy traveling, and particularly enjoy it if we are going somewhere to hike or explore nature. I live with my partner and our 2 crazy cats. I LOVE to read and am often getting sucked into new book series. Sometimes I enjoy cooking, but mostly I just enjoy eating delicious food. I also love gardening and flowers and hope to have my own flourishing cut-flower garden someday!

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

Schedule your first appointment. For follow up appointments (existing clients), please contact your therapist at 773-774-4444.