Meet Shameca Ricks
MSW, LCSW

Licensed Mental Health Therapist & Clinical Director

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My name is Shameca D. Ricks . I am a native of the Drakes Community in Battleboro, NC.

In 2000, I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a minor in Gerontological Studies.

Upon graduation, I worked for nine years as a director of social services within nursing homes and rehabilitation centers. I worked closely with hospice residents, assisting families in making decisions surrounding end of life care.
In 2013, I graduated with a Master's Degree in Social Work specializing in Substance Abuse Treatment from East Carolina University.
Recently, I have worked with children and adolescents with childhood mental health disorders. I also work with adults providing individual, marital, and family counseling. 
I am also an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist who has experience in working with all gender identities across this spectrum.
If you are experiencing challenges with substance abuse, anxiety, depression, stress, mood disorders, or need a helping hand with life difficulties, I am here to help.
I strive to provide a relaxed and comfortable environment that promotes trust and healing. I am dedicated to walking with you every step of the way on your journey to wholeness.

My therapeutic approach is eclectic and tailored to the needs of the individual.  I utilize CBT, Strengths-Based, DBT, and Solutions Focused approaches to provide practical strategies, behavioral change, and personal growth.

It does not matter who you are or what you have been through, you can recover!

Meet Tomika Flowers
LCSW

Licensed Mental Health Therapist

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I chose a career in social work because I wanted to truly transform people's lives. Other people have always confided their deepest and darkest secrets to me and stated they never felt judged. I enjoy this work. I love educating people about mental health and self-care.

 

I attended the University of Memphis and the University of Tennessee, so I'm a Southern girl! I have worked with a variety of populations: multi-families, Seniors 62+, college students, veterans, children, adults, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, & etc... I've done emergency screenings in jails, homes, schools, & hospitals.

I try to maintain effective therapeutic relationships with clients and their families by providing individual/group therapy for people who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical, and social problems; such diagnoses include depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), schizophrenia, bipolar, military sexual trauma (MST), & etc.