Jody Hicks, MA, RP, CCC
Registered Psychotherapist



I consider my life to be a sacred prayer, a love story unfolding...

Originally from a small farm just north of Quebec City; I feel blessed to have grown up feeling wild and free, surrounded by and connected with nature.  I have been drawn to helping people heal and grow as far back as I can remember.   This is my life's work.

My journey led me to Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado where I completed a master’s degree in Transpersonal Counselling Psychology with a concentration in Wilderness Therapy in May of 2006; I am also trained as a Wilderness First Responder.   I have been influenced greatly by the work and musings of Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Bill Plotkin , The Animas Valley Institute, Toko Pa Turner, and Daniel Foor. 

Living in Barrie, Ontario I practise as a Registered Psychotherapist and hold licensure as an RP (Registered Psychotherapist), a CCC (Canadian Certified Counsellor), an LPC (Licensed Professional Counsellor) as well as certification as a Child and Youth Counsellor (Cert.).  I am in the process of completing a Sex, Love and Relationship Certification Training program with Layla Martin and the Tantric Institute of Sacred Sexuality.  

I have worked with a wide diversity of populations and settings, both with individuals and groups, including:

  • wilderness work with emotionally challenged youth at risk,
  • intensive outpatient programs for teens and adults struggling with addictions,
  • emergency mental health services for adults in crisis,
  • working overnight and day shelters 
  • mentoring graduate students,
  • and leading half-day long intensives for families.  

My trauma informed therapeutic orientation encompasses body-centered approaches, emotion focused psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, contemplative interventions, creative exploration, transpersonal psychology, and developmental awareness as supports along the healing path.

I work to support the value of learning from different peoples, natural landscapes and cultures.   Drawing on my contemplative based training, I work to create an atmosphere of understanding and genuine sensitivity without judgment.  


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