Ms. Rikia Ancar is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in both the states of Texas and Louisiana.
Ms. Ancar earned her Master of Arts in Couple and Family Therapy from Adler University in Chicago, IL. Ms. Ancar is a Louisiana native and earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Northwestern State University.
Rikia has experience working with a wide range of clients and areas of focus including depression, anxiety, and addiction/recovery. However, her specialty and passion are couples and family therapy. Ms. Ancar utilizes a Contextual Therapy approach and considers all clients in their family of origin context. Relational health starts or is hindered at home. Therefore, it is necessary to process and grow from past difficulties to have a healthy and fulfilling relationship. She also utilizes facets of CBT, DBT, and solution-focused therapy to ensure clients develop appropriate coping skills to express and manage themselves outside of the therapy office.
Ms. Ancar enjoys spending time with her family and friends, vacationing (in a pre-COVID world), and her new puppy who is 6 months old. Ms. Ancar is always up for a good book recommendation and tries to read at least 2 books per month.
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Ms. Ancar received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Ms. Ancar earned her Master of Arts degree in Couple and Family Therapy at Adler University
I am very pleased to be working with Happier Living. It is very helpful to have both my psychiatrist and psychologist in the same place. They are able to read each other’s notes. I believe this provides me with better care. The office staff is very good. Client Support handles my scheduling, billing and questions.