The son of a Chaplain, a Middle School Teacher, and a CNA to the Elderly,
Rick Fridrick was raised with the value and a desire to serve and help others from an early age. Rick was born and raised in a small steel and pottery industry town in Eastern Ohio, but when he was a teenager, his family moved to Central LA, where he lived for 7 years.
Rick attended college at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches LA, obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a concentration in Addiction Studies. After graduating from NSU, Rick married his wife, a Louisiana Native, then immediately moved to Knoxville, TN where they lived for 9 years. During that time in TN, Rick obtained a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from The University of Tennessee. Rick has been working in a social service capacity since 2006, and has been working in a clinical capacity since 2009 providing individual, group, family, and couples counseling to underserved populations of all ages and backgrounds. Rick obtained clinical licensure to practice in March 2011 and has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) since March 2016.
Rick has work experience encompassing geriatric care, residential and behavior modification treatment with troubled youth, addiction/substance abuse-related treatment, Program Coordination serving individuals with special needs, as well as working in outpatient mental health counseling settings.
From 2012-2021, Rick’s focus had been working in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) setting starting out at Cherokee Health Systems in Knoxville, TN as a Clinical Therapist providing counseling services to undeserved populations regardless of their ability to pay and treating people with both their mental health challenges as well as physical challenges. This experience at Cherokee Health Systems led Rick to move back to Central Louisiana to take on a full-time clinical position as a Behavioral Health Consultant, as well as, a part-time role of Behavioral Health Director for the Trinity Community Health Centers of Louisiana.
Since 2021, Ricks most recent endeavor, has been the establishment of his
own mental health private practice with Alexandria Counseling in Alexandria, LA. where he provides individual, couples, and family therapy to Teens, & Adults struggling with various mental illness and situational stress, helping them free themselves of emotional pain and suffering fast!
With his use of AAIT, He has had great success on issues such
as Depression, Anxiety/Panic, Trauma/PTSD, Mood Instability/Bipolar, Grief, Substance-Related, Emotional and Physical Pain, Situational Stress, Family dynamics, and so much more. Ricks goal is to share his “TRUE BaYOU Standard” of “Revealing & Healing Your True You, Unlocking Your True Potential & Providing You Lasting Results!”
Rick also offers a spiritually-informed approach with his patients if they so choose. Rick has a true passion for spiritual growth and understanding one’s purpose within their spiritual state. This passion has led Rick in a role of ministry & spiritual direction off and on since 2002.
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