Sabrina Hickel, MAC, LPC, NCC

Hello. It is nice to “meet” you. I imagine you as a brave soul interested in healing and hope.

My name is Sabrina and although I technically have several titles— licensed professional counselor (LPC), writer, wife, mom— the ones I most identify with are daughter of the Creator, a recovering perfectionist, and a “wounded healer” (credit to Henry Nouwen).

I work primarily with women facing depression, anxiety, life transitions, motherhood, and sexual brokenness, as well as with marriages affected by fear, broken trust, past wounds, and sexual brokenness. I am particularly passionate to see spouses and women take steps towards becoming more and more like the people their Creator designed them to be.

I believe change most often comes about by using the relationship between counselor and client to: 1) experience attachment, love, and care; 2) reveal and refine a person’s style of relating to others; and 3) embrace this messy and unpredictable adventure called life as a glorified, authentic, image-bearer who clings more to the truths of faith, hope, and love than the lies of betrayal, powerlessness, and ambivalence. Why do I believe this? Because with children with unique needs, a garage full of bikes, a backyard trampoline, one crazy dog, a minivan we swore we’d never own, two jobs, several losses, and a shared passion for supporting Christian education at all learning levels, my husband of 20 years and I have learned that the secret to contentment lies in Faith, Hope and Love.

I have my M.A. in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary, where I served for 14 years in the counseling program before I “retired” as the Associate Dean of Counseling, Internship Director, and Adjunct Professor of Counseling. I still teach Internship Class occasionally at Covenant Seminary, which fills one of my passions for training up and connecting future counselors. I am Level 2 certified in both EMDR and EFT, and am informed by DBT, TBRI, and IFS modalities.

Please contact me with any questions about the counseling process or to schedule an appointment at 314.469.5522, extension 24 or sabrinahickel@stl-ccc.org.

You can find the paperwork you need to initially fill out here and here.