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.

If you are considering counseling, you can call 314-498-0186 or email me directly at sabrinahickel@stl-ccc.org.