A key element of my practice is to highlight how trauma can affect individuals’ viewpoints towards future goals.

Our Team

LaVonne Ricks, LCSW

Location

Licensed In

CA

Approach

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Strengths-based, Solution-focused, Relational

Therapy Style

I have more than 10 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.

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.

Education

BA - Social Work, California State University, Sacramento

BS - Health Science with Concentration in Community Health Education, California State University, Sacramento

MA - Social Work, California State University, Sacramento

Certificate, Supervisor Core and Social Worker Core, UC Davis Human Services' Northern Academy

Certificate, Field Instructor Training, California State University, Sacramento

Health Education Internship, County of Sacramento

Internship, Adult Protective Services, County of Sacramento

Internship, UC Davis Health System

License Number and State

CA 89442

Pronouns

she/her

What are your interests outside of work?

My outside interests are taking on small projects around my home such as home decorating, vacationing with my family, and exercising.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your mental and emotional well-being?

To support my mental and emotional well-being daily, I take breaks throughout my day just to focus on self-care.

Favorite non-profit?

My favorite organization is the Association of Black Social Workers as this has been the vessel of my professional development throughout my career and it's a reflection of what I represent.

How do you recharge?

I recharge by taking time off from work, vacationing with my family, taking a long bath or walks, and getting massages.