Jacqueline Hicks



Jacqueline Hicks (she/her) is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). At The Emily Program, she has served in multiple roles, including Clinical Manager, Intake Therapist, and Outpatient Therapist. She is also a board-approved clinical supervisor with the MN Board of Social Work.

Jacqueline attended California State University of Dominguez Hills, where she earned an undergraduate degree in psychology with a minor in behavioral science. After her undergraduate studies, she moved to Minnesota, where she earned a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of St. Thomas and a master’s degree in Holistic Health from St. Catherine’s University.

Before finding her home at The Emily Program, Jacqueline worked with clients struggling with medical complications including chronic illness, hospice care/end of life planning, bereavement, and grief counseling. She joined The Emily Program in 2016 and since has found her passion of working with patients diagnosed with eating disorders as well as other co-morbidities. She practices from a psychodynamic framework which is influenced by attachment theory, mindfulness-based practices, and grief work.

Jacqueline, originally from California, now considers herself a Minnesotan for life. She lives in Dakota County with her partner Alfred, and they are new “empty nesters.” When she is not working, she spends time training her dog Kylo in the sport of scent work or enjoying their enclosed deck with their cat Rey.