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Quinelle Hickman Psychotherapy, LMFT

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Quinelle Hickman helps individuals overcome stress, depression, and anxiety. She also specializes in couples therapy, welcoming clients who desire to work through issues of infidelity, intimacy, and troublesome conflict. As a certified Level I Gottman Couples Therapist, she guides clients through the use of effective communication and problem-solving skills.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • Marriage and Partnerships
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $80-140
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“My tendency to be a calm and patient listener and provide encouraging and informative responses allows me to give clients a comfortable space to learn practical and relatable healing strategies.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I was drawn to marriage and family therapy after working in childcare and observing how the same behavior can be deemed appropriate or inappropriate depending on the setting. I realized that adults have a tendency to act in ways that may be beneficial in some moments but harmful in other moments. My passion is helping clients identify and change problem behaviors. My tendency to be a calm and patient listener and provide encouraging and informative responses allows me to give clients a comfortable space to learn practical and relatable healing strategies. My professional experience includes working with clients in outpatient, residential, and in-home settings. I’m a certified Level I Gottman Couples Therapist and also specialize in the use of dialectical behavior therapy to combat stress, depression, and anxiety.
What should someone know about working with you?
My ideal clients are couples struggling with communication and intimacy issues and individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, and work-life stress. After a 2-3 session assessment, I teach couples effective communication techniques and (re)build their sexual attraction to one another. Progress between couples looks like speaking without criticism, disrespect, defensiveness, or shutting down while feeling an increased spark in and out of the bedroom. For clients seeking individual sessions, we’ll explore the development of your current values and expectations and how they inform your actions. Progress looks like being able to slow down your reactions and coping to avoid making matters worse or acting out of emotion and regretting actions afterwards. Progress also looks like setting healthy boundaries for increased self-awareness, self-care, and confidence in your abilities.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
For my clients of color, I know what it’s like to yearn for a safe space with a relatable therapist who looks like you; I pride myself on providing that space and ensuring that I am constantly doing the personal work to process the difficult feelings of being a person and woman of color so I can show up for you. Growing up in the Black community, therapy was many times frowned upon and mental health wasn’t considered important or “real”. My dad, who studied psychology, taught me early on that mental health issues are real. I was taught in my home that if something was wrong with myself or others, physically or mentally, it’s okay to speak about it because hiding doesn’t change the presence of an issue. I pride myself on being a safe space for others who were raised to ignore mental health issues or taught to hide them.
“For my clients of color, I know what it’s like to yearn for a safe space with a relatable therapist who looks like you; I pride myself on providing that space and ensuring that I am constantly doing the personal work to process the difficult feelings of being a person and woman of color so I can show up for you.”